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 Menopause & Perimenopause

Menopause means the natural and permanent stopping of the monthly female reproductive cycles, and in humans this is usually indicated by a permanent absence of monthly periods or menstruation, signaling the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life.

The average age for a woman to enter menopause is 51 years. Although menopause can begin normally between the age of 45 and 55. Women can also have a last period occurring between the ages of 55 to 60 which is known as a "late menopause.” Early menopause, on the other hand, begins when a woman has her last period ever between the age of 40 to 45. Rarely, a woman’s ovaries stop working at a very early age, anywhere from the age of puberty to age 40, and this is known as premature ovarian failure and is also commonly referred to as "premature menopause" or "early menopause." Only 1% of women experience premature ovarian failure and this is not considered to be due to the normal effects of aging.

Perimenopause means the transitional years or the years both before and after the last period ever. Many women find that they undergo many of the symptoms of hormonal change and fluctuation, such as hot flashes, mood changes, insomnia, fatigue, memory problems. Some women find that these transitional years and actual Menopause is just a bit bothersome, while others find the symptoms almost unbearable. Luckily for the women who are bothered most by perimenopaus and menopause symptoms, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy will relieve most, if not all of the symptoms women find the most

 Symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause:

bullet Vasomotor Instability
  1. Hot flashes including night sweats and in some women, cold flashes
  2. Sleep disturbances, light sleep, insomnia
bullet Vaginal Atrophy
  1. Itching
  2. Dryness
  3. Bleeding
  4. Watery discharge
  5. Urinary frequency and urinary incontinence
bullet Skeletal
  1. Osteopenia and the risk of Osteoporosis gradually developing over time
  2. Joint pain, muscle pain, back pain
  3. Skin thinning and dryness and decreased elasticity
  4. Formication, (a sensation of pins and needles, or ants crawling on or under your skin)
bullet Psychological
  1. Mood disturbance and irritability
  2. Fatigue
  3. Depression, anxiety and memory loss
bullet Sexual
  1. Decreased or lost libido
  2. Vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy
  3. Problems reaching orgasm and painful intercourse

Your Doctor can perform tests to determine if you have Menopause or Perimenopause and prescribe a method of treatment best for your individual needs.



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