Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she naturally stops having menstrual periods. This occurs when her ovaries stop making the estrogen hormone that governs the menstrual cycle. When you have reached menopause, you have reached the end of your reproductive years, which occurs at 51 years of age, on average. Perimenopause is the period leading up to menopause. As early as your thirties, your hormone levels can begin fluctuating. Changes in your menstrual cycle are an early typical sign of perimenopause. If hormone levels are starting to affect your life, hormone replacement therapy may be just what you need.
Women experience perimenopause very differently, depending upon the individual involved. Some women remain symptom-free, while others have a few mild signs and symptoms. Others can have severe symptoms. Some symptoms of perimenopause include:
* Hot flashes: A hot flash is a quick rush of heat that develops in the face and upper body. It can last a few seconds or several minutes. A woman with menopause may experience hot flashes several times a month or daily. Night sweats are hot flashes that occur at night that can interfere with your sleep.
* Difficulty sleeping: You may develop insomnia or be unable to sleep throughout the night in a continuous sleep phase. Your sleep may be disrupted by night sweats.
* Urinary tract and vaginal changes: As your estrogen levels fall, your vaginal lining may grow thinner and less elastic. You may experience pain during intercourse due to vaginal dryness. You may also develop vaginal infections more frequently.
Hormone Replacement Therapy to the Rescue!
Hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
Hormones can be delivered in several different forms, and the right method for you will depend on a number of factors.
Hormone Placement Therapy Benefits
Hormone replacement therapy has been found to be the ideal treatment for relieving symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes. Vaginal dryness is relieved. Your risk of developing certain diseases may be reduced by using hormone replacement therapy. The good news is that the therapy can help both men and women who are dealing with low hormone levels.
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If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of a hormone imbalance, please reach out to us at Neurosurgery and Beyond to schedule a consultation at our office in Sacramento, CA. Contact us today to set up your appointment!