North Naples Gynecology and Obstetrics
Dean B. Hildahl, MD
OB-GYN located in Naples, FL
Menopause is a natural process that affects women. At North Naples Gynecology and Obstetrics, we help patients throughout Naples, FL and the surrounding areas get the best care they need to overcome menopausal symptoms. Patients can work with Dr. Hildahl, a Mayo Clinic trained physician.
Menopause Q & A
What is Menopause?
Menopause is a time in a woman’s life when she is no longer fertile. After menopause, a woman’s body stops producing the hormones necessary to reproduce. The transition to menopause is not smooth – hormone levels fluctuate wildly for months or even years, causing uncomfortable symptoms for many women. Once a woman reaches menopause, which doctors define as six consecutive months without a menstrual period, hormone fluctuations and their associated symptoms begin to smooth out.
What Do Menopause Services Include?
Menopause services include annual wellness gynecological exams, evaluation, and treatment of menopause symptoms, gynecologic care of women after childbearing years, and evaluation and treatment of sexual problems during and after menopause. Menopause services may also include screening for breast health, osteoporosis, colon cancer, and other disorders that sometimes occur after menopause, such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and overactive bladder.
In some cases, hormone replacement therapy is included in menopause services. Hormone replacement therapy keeps hormone levels smooth, reducing uncomfortable symptoms of menopause.
Who Can Benefit from Menopause Services?
Menopause services are appropriate for women between the ages of 40 to 60 years old who are experiencing symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, changes in menstrual cycle, moodiness, vaginal changes, fatigue, weight gain, and more. Even women who do not suffer from uncomfortable symptoms benefit from screenings and wellness checks including in menopause services. These screenings and checks can reduce every woman’s risk for the thinning and weak bones of osteoporosis, colon cancer, gynecological problems and other health conditions.
Dr. Dean Hildahl provides menopause services that help women before, during, and after they reach menopause to ensure that every woman has a long and healthy life.
We accept all major health insurance plans. If you don't see your insurance, please contact our office. **Medicaid acceptance applies to our OB patients**
Words from our patients
"He talked me out of having an operation and was able to cure my problem without surgery. I would recommend him to my family members without question."
"Very caring, gentle and kind doctor. I've been visiting Dr. Hildahl for many years and find him to be a terrific gynecologist. I would recommend him."
"...one of the best doctors I have ever seen. I also see that he trained at the Mayo Clinic which makes choosing him even easier."