Menopause is a natural and major transition for every woman. It marks the end of menstruation and fertility. The average age for a woman to reach natural menopause is 51, but menopause can occur anytime between 31 and 65 years old. The timing of menopause in women may vary and is affected by genetics.
The period before menopause is known as perimenopause. During perimenopause, which can begin as early as age 35, levels of female hormones begin to gradually decline, resulting in imbalances and unpleasant symptoms, including uneven menstruation. When a woman has gone for 12 consecutive months without a period, she is said to be in menopause. The rest of her life is known as postmenopause.
Aside from natural decline of reproductive hormones related to the aging process, menopause can be caused by:
Natural menopause is known as the permanent ending of a woman’s menstrual cycle that is not brought on by any type of medical treatment. The process is gradual and is described in three stages:
Menopausal symptoms vary from woman to woman and are usually worsened by poor nutrition, physical inactivity, prolonged levels of stress, and environmental toxin exposure. The symptoms of menopause may include:
Symptoms of menopause may not only be unpleasant—they may seriously affect a woman’s quality of life. Fortunately, there is a safe and effective solution to both hormone-related symptoms and the increased disease risk menopausal women typically experience.
Natural, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) combined with healthy lifestyle modifications can restore youthful hormone balance. Since every woman’s experience is different, there is no one-size-fits-all bioidentical hormone replacement program. At Genemedics Health Institute, our doctors are experts in designing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) programs tailored to each of our patient’s needs. Your personalized program will also be matched with a custom nutrition plan, nutritional supplement regimen, and fitness program to ensure you will achieve your health and fitness goals. Talk to one of our highly experienced doctors to learn what steps and options you can take to reduce your individual risk so that you can live life to the fullest.
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