Menopause is the natural end to menstruation (monthly periods). Average age of menopause is 51 in the Unites States. Some women will experience the symptoms in their 40’s and some not until late 50’s. Perimenopause is the time period before and during the completion of menses. It may last years in some women.
Fluctuating levels of estrogen and progesterone can cause a variety of symptoms. The severity of the symptoms is very individualized. Some women experience mild hot flashes and no other symptoms and others will have a variety of symptoms, including:
- Irregular periods
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Irritability and Mood swings
- Brain Fogginess
- Low Sex Drive
- Decreased Energy
Because menopause is a natural biological event in every woman’s life, there is no way to prevent it from occurring; however, we can help you transition much more smoothly. We can manage the symptoms with variety of natural and bio identical means and naturally help with improving the levels of the hormones in your body.
Please note that average life expectancy of American women is in their 80’s and we will spend a good period of our lives not having menstrual cycles. Our goal is to make sure that those years are wonderful and fulfilling for all of our patients.