What Is Menopause?
Menopause naturally occurs in middle aged women when the ovaries begin making less estrogen and progesterone which leads to a permanent end of menstruation and fertility. It is most commonly seen between ages 35 to 55 years old.
Your body may begin to show symptoms of transitioning to menopause 2 to 8 years before actual menopause, this time period is referred to as periomenopause.
Symptoms of Perimenopause often present as:
Irregular periods, changes in menstrual flow (heavier or lighter) and new or worsening premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Symptoms of Menopause may include:
Hot flashes, depression, vaginal dryness, weight gain, night sweats and memory decline.
Menopause is diagnosed when a woman’s menstrual cycle has been absent for one year with an elevation in FSH and LH levels.
Menopause treatment should be patient specific and monitored closely to prevent disease. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms by replacing the hormones that the body has become deficient in.
At Renew Integrative Health, we specialize in the use of bio-identical hormones.
Call us at 302-444-4366 to discuss your concerns.