Mary Keating

June 4th, 2017

Meeting and Greeting Menopause

As a woman in her mid-40s to mid-50s, you may experience one or more of the following: intermittent hot flashes, night sweats, forgetfulness, irregular cycles, diminished libido or sleep problems; in short, you may be experiencing menopause. Although it is a normal transition, with over 6,000 US women reaching menopause every day, it can be a time of new feelings, odd symptoms and increased medical concerns.

The hot flash — that sudden feeling of warmth that can leave a woman flushed and drenched in sweat — has long been considered the defining symptom of menopause, but there is so much more to know. Being prepared and knowledgeable can help make this transition a bit easier.

A great way to keep your cool during this time of transition is to have fun, share your experiences with other women and get the latest medical information at Red Hot Mamas, a free menopause education series sponsored by Portneuf Medical Center. Come join us on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Our topic is “Meeting and Greeting Menopause: Starting Out- and seeing it to the end.” We will talk about the stages of menopause, symptoms and how to take control of them and look at various options to help you keep a cool head and a healthy body.

The Red Hot Mamas seminars are free and all women are invited to attend. Grab a girlfriend or two and come find out more about this unique time in a woman’s life. The seminar is in the Pebble Creek Room at Portneuf. Doors open at 6pm; the presentation begins at 6:30. Light refreshments will be served. To reserve a seat, visit or call 208-239-1048. To learn more about Portneuf’s upcoming seminars, including Red Hot Mamas, be sure to like Portneuf Medical Center on Facebook.

The physicians at Pocatello Women’s Health Clinic are experts in obstetrics, gynecology, high-risk pregnancy management, menopause, infertility, pelvic pain management, menstrual pain, heavy bleeding, and PMS, weight loss, contraceptive service – temporary, permanent, and non-hormonal, incontinence, depression, endometrial ablation, wellness care as well as medical education and overall general medical care for women of all ages.