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What is menopause, and

how can BHRT therapy help? 

 

By now you’ve probably heard the phrase “I’m going through menopause”. Women use it to describe the period of their life where their menstrual cycles end and their hormones change drastically. It’s also a period of their lives where they experience the many unwanted symptoms associated with menopause. 

 

However, did you know that menopause is actually just one day in a woman’s life? We’re here to give you more information about what it is, what the symptoms are, and how BHRT therapy can help you get through it much more pleasantly. 

 

 

 

What is menopause 

Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It’s officially diagnosed after you’ve gone 12 months without having a menstrual period. As we mentioned, it’s one day - the day when you can say you have not had a period in 365 days. Here are a few more facts about menopause: 

 

  • It’s a natural biological process that all women experience. 

  • There’s no set age for menopause - it can happen in your 40s or 50s. However, according to the Mayo Clinic the average age for menopause in the United States is 51. 

  • Menopause comes along with many unpleasant, unwanted symptoms. 

  • However, BHRT therapy is an excellent way to combat these symptoms and keep your life and your wellness on track. 

 

Before you experience menopause, however, you’ll likely experience perimenopause. 

What is perimenopause? 

Perimenopause is the period in which a woman’s body starts to transition into menopause. It can last for years with symptoms similar to menopause and hugely impact your hormones and in turn, your health and life. While this typically starts in your later forties, we see women with symptoms often much earlier in their thirties. 

How long does menopause last? 

The transition into menopause can last anywhere from seven to 14 years. This period's duration can depend on age, race, ethnicity, and lifestyle factors. 
 

What triggers menopause? 

Menopause is typically triggered by age, but it can also be triggered by a hysterectomy or oophorectomy, trauma or chemotherapy. Menopause happens as hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone decline and women are no longer of child bearing potential. 

What are menopause symptoms? 

Menopause symptoms make up a long list (unfortunately). Here are the most common menopause symptoms that women experience in the months or years leading up to menopause: 

 

  • Irregular periods or no periods - periods may skip a month or several months, be shorter, or be closer together

  • Mood swings, anxiety, depression, irritability, and difficulty regulating emotions 

  • Difficulty sleeping or light sleep, as well as night sweats 

  • Mental fog 

  • Low energy levels 

  • Hot flashes 

  • Weight gain, especially in areas like the abdomen, or inability to lose weight

  • A higher body fat percentage

  • Dry skin and dry or thinning hair

  • Painful or achy joints 

  • Loss of libido 

  • Vaginal dryness or pain during intercourse 

  • Heart palpitations

  • Increased cholesterol levels

 

These menopause symptoms all vary among women and while some may experience all of them, others may have fewer symptoms in the years leading up to menopause. 

 

 

 

Should you see a doctor for menopause? 

Is it necessary to see a doctor for menopause symptoms? Typically, no (unless you experience serious symptoms). However, you should still see your gynecologist and primary care doctors regularly throughout menopause so they can monitor your menopause symptoms, keep up with preventative health care, and address any of your health concerns. Your doctors can also do testing to check hormone levels and ensure no other issues are going on. 

 

However, if your menopause symptoms are impeding your life and affecting your health and wellness, it’s time to take measures to deal with them. That’s where BHRT therapy comes into play. 

 

How can BHRT therapy help with my menopause symptoms? 

Here’s the good news - as challenging as menopause symptoms can be, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. BHRT therapy with HHWH is an excellent way to combat the negative effects that menopause can have on your life. BHRT therapy gives you a way to correct the hormonal imbalances in your body and live your fullest, healthiest life. Here are a few points to keep in mind about BHRT for menopause: 

 

  • You’ll be able to choose from options including creams, patches, capsules, intramuscular or subcutaneous injections, pellets, and more. 

  • We can also design combination therapies for you, as well as offer supplemental therapies. 

 

And here’s the best part - if you work with us at Hello Health, Wellness, and Hormones, we’ll create a customized plan designed specifically for you and your body. 

 

Contact us to help ease your menopause symptoms today 

Take back control of your life - if you’re ready to explore BHRT therapy options for your menopause symptoms, contact us at Hello Health, Wellness, and Hormones today! 

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