Women as We Age
Menopause marks the time when a woman stops having a monthly menstrual period. All women go through menopause, typically between the ages of 40 and 55. During this period of change, both physical and mental changes occur. Women in menopause and post-menopausal women have unique health issues and concerns.
Our Caring for Women providers specialize in menopausal issues. In addition, we offer a number of community education programs regarding menopause throughout the year.
In the United States, 10 million people are estimated to have osteoporosis. Yet this dangerous disease is widely under-recognized and under-treated.
Bone density testing is a safe, accurate, and painless way to measure your bone density and predict your risk of future fracture. Laconia Clinic offers state-of-the-art bone density testing equipment. Osteoporosis is not a natural part of aging—it is both preventable and treatable. If you are a woman over the age of 65, please ask your primary care provider whether you are a candidate for a bone density test.
More than 13 million people in the United States experience incontinence. Women experience incontinence twice as often as men. Menopause, pregnancy and childbirth, plus the structure of a women’s urinary tract account for the difference.
Women suffering from bladder control problems or other urinary complications can feel comfortable knowing that they can get the highest standard of care right here at Caring for Women. In addition, our physical therapy department offers programs for women suffering from incontinence issues. Bladder problems are not a natural part of growing older or an unavoidable after effect of giving birth. There are resources available to help.
To make an appointment with a Caring for Women provider, please call (603) 527-1855. For information on upcoming Healthy Living-Community Education Programs, please visit lrgh.org.