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Menopause & Osteoporosis Care

Making the Change of Life a Change for the Better

Many women approach menopause with anxiety and trepidation. But, with the right care and information, the change of life can be a change for the better both physically and emotionally. Women can experience a variety of symptoms in the months or years leading up to menopause, a period known as perimenopause. This period is commonly associated with symptoms such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain, slower metabolism
  • Thinning hair
  • Dry skin
  • Lost breast tissue
  • Sleep difficulties

Carteret Ob-Gyn Associates delivers complete medical management to eliminate uncomfortable symptoms that can negatively affect your quality of life. Thanks to recent advances in gynecology, doctors and patients have new and better menopause treatments and improved management for women approaching menopause

Brittle, Thinning Bones Can Be Treated, Too

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes loss of bone density and it can be easily diagnosed with bone density testing. As bones become thinner and more brittle, they are more likely to fracture particularly in the hip, wrist and spine.

Osteoporosis, which is easily diagnosed, can lead to broken bones – particularly in the hips, wrists and spine – if left untreated. Thanks to improved medications, eating a healthy diet with sufficient calcium and performing weight-bearing exercise, you can help prevent the bone loss of osteoporosis. These proven strategies can strengthen your bones.

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

At Carteret Ob-Gyn Associates, we use a high-tech diagnostic device called a DEXA scanner. It measures bone density or thickness, and helps us determine if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia (the early form of osteoporosis) right here in our office.

At Carteret Ob-Gyn Associates, we offer the convenience of in-office digital mammograms to screen for breast cancer.

Learn more about menopause and osteoporosis care. Schedule your consultation at Carteret Ob-Gyn Associates by calling 252.247.4297. For your convenience, you can also fill out our online Request an Appointment form.