The process of Menopause is biologically natural for most women in their 40’s, 50’s and 60s, although it can begin much earlier in life for a few.
Typical diagnosis of Menopause happens after 12 consecutively missed periods or immediately after a total hysterectomy. This happens when the body experiences a natural decline in the production of reproductive hormones – estrogen and progesterone and testosterone. Estrogen and testosterone are the hormones created by your ovaries that regulate menstruation and fertility. Eventually, once these hormones are no longer being produced, your ovaries will stop producing and releasing eggs, and periods will cease.
The period leading up to menopause – perimenopause – is where women experience most menopausal symptoms on an irregular schedule. For example, sometimes menstrual periods will skip one or several months and then return. During menopause it is also common to experience shorter monthly menstrual cycles, meaning shorter time in between each period such as every 21 days instead of every 28. Although you may be having irregular periods, because your body is still producing a small supply of these reproductive hormones, it is still possible to become pregnant.
There is a small percentage of women who naturally experience menopause much earlier in life – this is called premature menopause and happens before the age of 40. The common cause of this is referred to as Primary Ovarian Insufficiency or Premature Ovarian Failure – the ovaries fail to produce normal levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. The cause may not always be found.
Menopause may also be brought on early by different medical treatments, including total hysterectomies, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Symptoms will vary for each woman, but the most common one is experiencing irregular periods.
Everyone knows that hormones play an important role in balancing our physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
But many don’t know that women start to lose their hormones in their early 20’s. We understand that life happens. Babies, stress, work, etc. And poof – your body changes.
Natural aging starts and your hormone levels feel like you’re on a permanent roller coaster ride. Then starts peri-menopause, menopause – or what about surgical menopause (a hysterectomy)?
(Sometimes symptoms are so severe that they start to disrupt your quality of life.)
In some women, their hormone levels are SO unbalanced there’s no measurable amount of hormones detected in their blood.
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- Hot flashes, Night sweats
- Mood swings, depression, anxiety
- Low sex drive, sex is painful, all dried up
- Poor focus or forgetful
- Afraid to go out, drive or travel
- No longer fun to be around
- Overall body and joint pain
- Feeling “old” and no longer “sexy”
- Marriage or commitment problems
- Bitchy, crabby or irritable
- Loss of intimacy or don’t “like” your mate
- Unwanted weight gain, low metabolism
- Feeling fat or bloated
- Itchy all over
- Headaches, including migraines
- Loss of motivation and zest for life
- Trouble making decisions
- Rethinking your career choice again
- Low energy, chronic fatigue
- Adrenal fatigue
- Hair loss or thinning
- Painful intercourse
- Sleep disturbances
- Your mind is racing and won’t shut off
- Thyroid or other hormones
- Avoiding your coworkers, friends & family
Remember hormone balancing is a journey. We’re in this together! We’re here for you.
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Hormone replacement therapy in the geriatric patient: current state of the evidence and questions for the future. Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid hormone augmentation in geriatric clinical practice: part 1.
Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Geriatric Patient: Current State of the Evidence and Questions for the Future. Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, and Thyroid Hormone Augmentation in Geriatric Clinical Practice: Part 1
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