Perimenopause and Menopause

Menopause is the end of ovulation and menstruation. Perimenopause is the period of hormonal changes that occur leading up to menopause. This can happen naturally with aging or surgically by removal of the ovaries and uterus. Symptoms of perimenopause and menopause are due to drastic changes in hormone levels and balance.

Symptoms of perimenopause and menopause can be very disruptive to a women's quality of life and can include:

  • Hot flashes/ night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood changes
  • Low libido/sexual interest
  • Sleep disruptions 
  • Increased incidence of vaginal infections and UTI’s
  • Bone loss
  • Weight gain
  • Migraines
  • Memory changes

The decline of hormones with advanced aging is considered normal. Perimenopause and Menopause are often not discussed with women and many can suffer for years being misdiagnosed with insomnia, anxiety, or depression. Even if a woman's symptoms are correctly diagnosed as menopausal providers are often not equipped to manage symptoms correctly. Women need to seek out professionals with advanced training.

Just because hormone decline is normal, this does not mean that this state is optimal for your health and vitality. Treating your perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms with BHRT can have benefits such as:

  • Sleep quality improvement
  • Maintenance of vaginal health
  • Improved libido
  • Better mood stability
  • Maintenance of bone density
  • Weight stabilization
  • Reduced risk of cognitive decline 
  • Maintenance of cardiovascular health

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If you are looking for relief from your perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms, please contact us today for an individualized treatment plan specifically designed for you.