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Menopause

Menopause and Women’s Midlife Transitions


Today women can expect to live one third of their lives after menopause. Postmenopausal women make up the fastest growing segment of the population with the average woman now living into her mid-80ʼs. Menopause marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle and child-bearing years. While it’s a natural transition for women into healthy aging, a wide range of symptoms may affect both physical and emotional health. At Riverwood Healthcare Center, we offer personalized care for women’s midlife transitions.

Our Trusted Team for Menopause

At Riverwood’s specialty clinic in Aitkin, women have access to a team of three highly skilled OB/GYN physicians and surgeons with the Minnesota Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. All three doctors are National Certified Menopause Practitioners of the North American Menopause Society. They provide evidence-based information and treatment options in a comprehensive manner with one-stop convenience.

Common Menopause Symptoms

The spectrum of concerns, questions and bothersome symptoms associated with perimenopause/menopause are extremely varied. Common consults with our team of gynecologists are for:

  • Bleeding concerns
  • Pelvic pain/pressure
  • Vulvar itching/pain
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Hot flashes
  • Urinary or Bowel Incontinence
  • Libido/arousal/orgasm concerns
  • Painful intercourse
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Vulvar abnormalities

Frequently Asked Questions

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