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Hadassah’s Multi-disciplinary Menopause Clinic
Menopause is a natural event in a woman's life that normally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. While menopause is not a disease that has to be treated, the process leading to it can include a host of symptoms that may warrant treatment, from hot flashes, weight gain, and mood swings, to insomnia, difficulty concentrating, abdominal bloating, and headaches. The drastic change in hormone levels resulting from menopause can also contribute to an increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease.
Women naturally turn to their gynecologists for help in coping with menopause, but some of the symptoms fall outside that medical specialty. Having to schedule a variety of medical examinations can be overwhelming for women who are already juggling family, work, and other commitments. The added stress can exacerbate the situation, adding anxiety and depression to the mix, and even diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
A new option for women in Israel is to go to the All-in-One Menopause Clinic at Hadassah Medical Organization. This clinic offers a comprehensive and professional service, in one convenient location, that focuses on issues unique to the mid-life period. In three to four hours, a woman can undergo a gynecological examination, pelvic ultrasound, pap smear, mammography, palpation breast examination by a surgeon, bone density test, heart electrocardiogram, consultation with a dietician, and blood tests for cholesterol and hormones. Not only does this save time and alleviate stress, it can also lead to early detection of conditions, such as breast cancer, that can be cured or ameliorated through proper medical care and follow-up.
Our multi-disciplinary Menopause Clinic, the first in the world when it was created nearly nine years ago, has revolutionized women's health care, setting an example of preventive medicine, convenience, and a focus on female health as a whole.
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