Menopause is a natural physiological occurrence as women age, but there are many side effects that make it hard to decipher if there is an underlying condition. In this &SLEEP episode, Dr. Fievre, an OBGYN discusses the increased risk of sleep apnea among menopausal women due to changing hormones. Sleep disorders can oftentimes present themselves as normal menopausal symptoms confusing women and leading to undiagnosed sleep issues, such as sleep apnea.
Dr. Natasha Fievre, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. is a Generalist Obstetrician and Gynecologist and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. She is a Staff Physician and the Director of Outpatient Women’s Health Services at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Fievre remarks that being able to provide care to women at all stages of their lives is a blessing and it is the driving force in her mission to continue advancing women’s health.
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