As a woman in your fifties or sixties, you are often a source of wisdom earned by leading an active and productive life. From raising children and grandchildren to managing successful careers, you face every new challenge like the seasoned professional you have grown to be. So, why should your health concerns be treated any differently?
At Baptist Health, we understand that your health needs change over time. That is why we encourage all women in this age group to have an annual wellness exam. We offer routine gynecologic care, menopause treatments, mammograms & breast exams, and other screening options to maintain your health well through your golden years.
Are You Experiencing Early Signs Of Menopause?
By now, you may have started to notice that your perimenopausal symptoms are happening more frequently. This increase marks your final transition into menopause.
As you enter your fifties and sixties, you will no longer experience a menstrual cycle. However, hot flashes, sleep disturbance, and vaginal dryness are often a common occurrence. In addition to these symptoms, women in this age group are at an increased risk for other health conditions, such as osteoporosis.
It is essential to be proactive in your health care. Discuss any hormonal changes you are going through with your OB/GYN. To get the most out of your discussion, find a Baptist Health provider who makes you feel comfortable asking questions and sharing your concerns. Our women’s health team offers expertise and compassion, so you can feel confident knowing that you are getting the care that you deserve.
Importance of Mammograms
Women who catch breast cancer early are far more likely to survive— and mammograms are often the first line of defense. This is especially true for women in their fifties and sixties who are at higher risk for developing the disease.
At Baptist Health, we understand the importance of early detection.
That is why we offer mammograms and breast screenings to diagnose abnormalities before any symptoms develop. Visit one of our convenient locations today to make this critical check-up as easy as possible.
However, symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions should not be ignored. If you’re experiencing signs of a mental health condition, Baptist Health’s specialists can help find the treatment option that’s right for you.