Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. The process of menopause is a gradual process. The transition period is called perimenopause. It is important to address the hormonal imbalances during this period, particularly the relative Estrogen dominance. Symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause vary greatly from woman to woman. However, common symptoms of menopause include:
- Irregular periods
- Hot flashes, Night sweats
- Cognitive and Mood changes
- Vaginal dryness and itching
- Decreased libido and interest in sex.
- Weight gain
- Changes in skin texture, worsening ofacne, Hairfall
The average age of menopause is 51 years old, but menopause may occur as early as the 30s or as late as the 60s. If untreated, there is increased risk of typical age-related diseases like, Diabetes, Hypertension, Myocardial Inshemia, Stroke, Osteoporosis, Dementia, ARMD and Cancers.
Perimenopause, Menopause and postmenopause can be effectively and safely addressed by use of bioidentical hormones, Progesterone, Estradiol, Testosterone, DHEA along with optimization of other hormones and Nutrients.