Menopause

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What is Menopause?

Menopause is defined as a sudden permanent stop in the function of the ovaries that results in a significant decline in the production of estrogen and progesterone.

      • During perimenopause, which can begin as early as age 30-35, levels of female hormones begin to gradually decline, resulting in imbalances and unpleasant symptoms
      • Menopause is defined as the day after a women’s final period (in a non-pregnant, non-lactating woman with a uterus)
        • This day is identified after a woman does not have a period for one year.
        • The other 364 days after the day of menopause and the rest of the women’s life are known as postmenopause
      • Menopause marks the end of the ability for a woman to become pregnant (end of fertility).
      • The average age for a woman to reach natural menopause is 51, but menopause can occur anytime between age 31 and age 65. The timing of menopause is affected by genetics.
      • Early menopause can be due to:
        • Hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus and/or both ovaries)
        • Cigarette smoking
        • Obesity
        • Chemotherapy
        • Radiation
        • Certain ethnicities and races reach menopause earlier (i.e., Indian women)

The Menopause to Postmenopause Transition

  • A woman is postmenopausal for the rest of her life after she has had her last period.
  • At this point, her ovaries are no longer active.
  • A woman who has had no menstrual bleed or spotting for one year is considered to be one year into post-menopause.
  • A woman’s menopausal symptoms may continue for many years after menopause (during postmenopause) because her estrogen and progesterone levels continue to fluctuate and decline.
  • Symptoms of menopause (i.e., hot flashes and night sweats) typically decline after menopause.

Signs and Symptoms of Menopause

  • Menopausal symptoms vary from woman to woman.
  • The symptoms of menopause may begin as early as 30-35 years of age.
  • Signs and symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, or early menopause are worsened by poor nutrition, lack of exercise, high stress levels, and environmental toxin exposure.
  • The symptoms of menopause may include:
    • Physical.
      • Hot Flashes
      • Night Sweats
      • Low energy levels
      • Fatigue
      • Weight gain
      • Decreased sex drive
      • Decreased frequency and intensity of orgasms
      • Pain with intercourse
      • Difficulty reaching orgasms
      • Thinning hair
      • Dry, thinning skin
      • Decreased elasticity of the skin
      • Formication (itching, tingling, burning, pins and needles,
        or sensation of ants crawling on or under the skin)
      • Breast tenderness
      • Breast swelling
      • Breast atrophy (shrinking)
      • Migrane headaches
      • Rapid heart beat
      • Back pain, joint pain or muscle pain
      • Osteoporosis
      • Heart disease
      • Thinning of the walls of the vagina and urinary tract causing
        • Vaginal dryness, itching and/or pain with intercourse
        • Urinary frequency, incontinence, or urgency
        • Increased risk of infection (both vaginal and urinary tract)
      • Psychological
        • Fatigue
        • Low energy levels
        • Depression
        • Anxiety
        • Irritability
        • Crying spells
        • Sense of loss (due to the end of fertility)
        • Palpitations (rapid heart beat)
        • Memory loss
        • Difficulty concentrating
        • Mood swings
        • Increased stress and decreased ability to handle stress
        • Sleep disturbances
          • iInability to sleep (insomnia)
          • Poor quality or light sleep
          • Excessive sleepiness

Menopause—The Best Time of Your Life with Natural Menopause Treatment!

  • Many women are physically and emotional devastated during the menopause transition. Along with the unpleasant symptoms, a woman at the age of menopause (about 45-55) often feels even more stressed and depressed due to:
    • Her children leaving home (“empty nest syndrome”).
    • Dealing with the end-of-life issues of her elderly parents.
    • Feeling she has made the transition from middle age to old age.
    • Feeling that the “best of things” are in the past.
  • Your solution to menopause:
    • Natural bioidentical hormone replacement (BHRT) therapy for women is one of the best natural menopause treatments.
    • Bioidentical hormone therapy can help you return to your optimal physical and psychological health of your late twenties.
    • Hormone therapy, along with a healthy lifestyle, can help you take charge of your life by reversing all menopausal symptoms, improving health, and living life to the fullest!
    • Menopause can be a “glass half full” instead of a “glass half empty.”
      • You still have nearly half of your life to live and enjoy.
      • “Empty Nest Syndrome” means more time to focus on you and do the things you enjoy, such as traveling or focusing on a hobby.
      • No more annoying periods and associated symptoms.
      • No more PMS (premenstrual syndrome).
      • With natural hormone therapy, many women say their sex lives are better after menopause than before menopause.