Are you 37-55 and starting to notice some changes?
● Changes in your menstrual cycle
● Increased or decreased menstrual flow
● Hair thinning
● Hot flashes or night sweats
● Trouble concentrating
● Vaginal dryness
● Challenges maintaining a healthy body weight
You might be entering perimenopause which is characterized by three major hormonal changes that may begin in regularly menstruating women in their mid-30s. These hormonal changes include erratic and higher estrogen levels, decreased progesterone levels, and ovarian-brain communication changes. During this time your ovaries change the amount and timing of estrogen they produce. Perimenopause usually begins 3-4 years before menopause. It can start as early as 10 years before you actually reach menopause.
(During perimenopause, some women are still able to conceive and have a normal pregnancy at this stage.)
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Did you know that I am is a NAMS certified menopause practitioner (NCMP)? I highly recommend that you talk to your trusted OB/GYN or me about whether Hormone replacement therapy is right for you. HRT can be the most effective approach to almost all menopausal symptoms.
Want to go deeper? Check out my podcast series, Hot Flashes & Cold Realities: Demystifying Menopause. It’s 100% free and you can listen right here.