Life Pak Wellness Centre: Women’s Health – Menarche and Menopause

Women’s Health refers to the branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and conditions that affect a woman’s physical and emotional well-being.

Menarche is the time when the first menstrual period occurs. Menarche usually happens between ages 12 to 16 yrs old.

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. Menopause is usually a natural change in a woman and takes place most times between ages 40 yrs and 58 yrs old. Symptoms of menopause often start many years before the menstrual periods stop completely. Symptoms include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood changes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Memory problems

There are many emotional concerns with menopause. Women tend to become withdrawn and have frequent mood swings. They may be very irritable, anxious and also experience bouts of sadness. Women also experience many changes as it relates to sexual intercourse. They have reduced libido or loss of libido meaning they have decreased interest or no interest in sexual intercourse. Spouses might not understand that these changes are due to menopause and therefore this often puts a strain on their personal relationships.

Even though menopause is a natural change that occurs in all women, it is not often spoken about or even treated. At Life Pak Wellness Centre they do a Menopause Clinic every Wednesday of each month for women 35 years and older. The clinic offers both medical and natural treatment for the symptoms of menopause, counselling and partner support. They teach you about how your body changes during the menopause period and how hormone changes affect every woman differently. They also recommend for both partners be present so that the male can better understand these changes.

Life Pak Wellness Centre is located at 92 Barnett Street, upstairs J&J Pharmacy, 4th floor in Montego Bay. Life Pak Wellness Centre is a one stop medical centre that offers a wide range of General and Naturopathic medical services. At Life Pak Wellness Centre they have one of the world best general surgeon and physician in Jamaica. The doctor is very knowledgeable and empathetic and ensures that all your medical and emotional needs are taken care of promptly and efficiently. The centre also offers a world-class Naturopathic Consultant i.e. a medical specialist in natural and herbal medicine. There are only a few persons in Jamaica who are trained and certified in this field.

The centre provides care in a friendly and comfortable environment with caring and compassionate staff.  The centre is open 7 days per week and closes late in the night. There are also overnight emergency response and home visit services available.

There is a wide range of medical services for all acute and chronic medical conditions. The centre operates on the belief that the body heals itself. Treatments include pharmaceutical medications, diet plans, exercise advise, emotional and stress relief advice and natural and herbal medicines as required. They treat you as an individual and will ensure that you receive the best treatment plan available to fit your needs and your budget.

LIFE PAK WELLNESS CENTRE CLINIC DAYS

Mondays – Digestive Health – focuses on treating stomach and digestion issues.

Tuesdays – Cancer- Natural and Herbal medicine and dietary advice for persons with Cancer.

Wednesdays – Menopause- Treatment and education for menopause symptoms.

Thursdays – Pain Clinic- For pain in back, joints, muscles or bones. Also treatment for nerve pain.

Saturdays  – Men’s Health- Treatment for erection problems, prostate problems, low sperm count and other issues that affect men.

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