Perimenopause, referred by many as early menopause, is the time when a woman’s body begins to produce estrogen on a less regular basis. This transition normally happens when a woman is in her 40s, but some women may notice symptoms beginning in their mid-30s.
Perimenopause begins with irregular menstrual cycles. Other symptoms include:
- Hot flashes
- Heavy menstrual bleeding or spotting
- Sleep problems
- Mood swings, irritability and increased risk of depression
- Vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse
- Decrease in libido, or sexual desire
- An increase in cholesterol levels
- Loss of bone from declining estrogen levels
Once a woman has gone through 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period, she has officially reached menopause, and the perimenopause period is over. On average, perimenopause lasts three to four years, but for some women it can last just a few months or stretch as long as a decade.
HORMONE PELLET THERAPY; IT’S THE REAL THING
The effects of perimenopause are all too real. Well, know that you can get real help in the form of bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy. Unlike conventional or lab-synthesized hormones which come with risks, bio-identical hormones are identical to the hormones your body naturally makes. Bio-identical hormone pellets (smaller than a grain of rice) are painless inserted under the skin releasing steady, healthy levels of hormones over a period of a few months. At Thrive Health Solutions, our experts understand that every woman’s needs are different, so pellet dosing is individualized and calculated for each patient. The results are safe, effective, and well…amazing. Really.
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