My Body Feels a Little Off

June 4, 2019
[av_image src='https://medstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/qtq80-4jz87v-495x400.jpeg' attachment='20170' attachment_size='portfolio' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' copyright='' animation='no-animation' av_uid='av-jwhzk554' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' av_uid='av-jwhz830s' admin_preview_bg=''] THE START OF PERI MENOPAUSE Designed for us to feel, act and look our best, our hormones work together to make balance in our bodies. Like a symphony and all its instruments that play beautiful music for us to experience. My period stopped when I was 45 - but years before - I started feeling a little off. Later, I found out it was because of hormone imbalance.

“Menopause is a normal part of life, like puberty. You may notice changes in your body before and after menopause. The transition usually has three parts: peri menopause, menopause, and post-menopause. Changes usually begin with peri menopause. This can begin several years before your last menstrual period. Menopause comes next, the end of your menstrual period. After a full year without a period, you can say you have been 'through menopause,' and peri menopause is over. Post-menopause follows menopause and lasts the rest of your life. The average age of a women having her last period – menopause – is 51. But, some women have their last period in their forties, and some have it later in their fifties.” [1]

For many women, this process is a smooth transition and goes unnoticed with no symptoms. But for others, this normal part of life is not normal all. When peri menopause starts is unique to you - (unless you have a surgical hysterectomy, then its right away.) Symptoms during this time vary for each woman. WHAT IS HORMONE IMBALANCE? What are hormones anyway? Hormones act like a key that fits into a lock. They are natural chemical messengers in the body that go around in our blood so our entire body knows what to do - when. The top 3 reproductive hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Your hormones fluctuate as you get older. Hormone imbalance happens because of your levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone change. Symptoms are often because of an imbalance in one of those three important hormones. Each woman’s body responds to the process of hormone deficiency and imbalance in its own unique way. There’s no right or wrong. What your mother or sister experienced, might be different from what yours is and that’s okay! At MedStudio, we focus on women & men who have moderate to severe symptoms. References: [1] National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Aging, “Menopause” http://www. nia.nih.gov/health/publication/menopause [/av_textblock]