Are you dreading your monthly cycle because you experience gut-wrenching cramps, mood swings, and bloating while being told to “just grin and bear” and get on with your work and responsibilities?

Are you experiencing other annoying symptoms like losing lots of hair, noticing that more and more hair is coming out in your hair brush, making you nervous about styling, or even washing your hair regularly?

Is sex the last thing on your mind (honestly, all you want to do is go to sleep), but your lack of interest is starting to cause stress in your relationship?

Have you gained weight seemingly out of nowhere and in “new places” like your belly, arms, or thighs, where you never had weight gain before?

Are you also regularly tired and using caffeine as a crutch to wake up and get through your day?

If you identify with any of these, you could be going through hormonal changes of perimenopause or menopause.

As women age, they undergo several changes induced by declining levels of reproductive hormones. They can deal with a wide range of life-disrupting symptoms. The first of these changes is perimenopause, which usually starts around 40 but can also begin as early as your 30’s. Perimenopause is a transition period marked by irregular menstrual cycles as the ovaries produce less estrogen, resulting in spikes of estrogen and also fluctuations in progesterone. Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation and is diagnosed after 12 months without a period. The average age of menopause is 51, but it can occur earlier or later.

One of the most common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause is hot flashes, which are sudden feelings of warmth unrelated to an external heat source. Hot flashes are often accompanied by facial, neck, and chest redness. They can last from a few seconds to several minutes and occur daily or at night. Other common symptoms include unexplained weight gain, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, mood swings, brain fog, decreased sex drive, and urinary problems or urinary tract infections (UTIs).

While these symptoms are common, you don’t have to suffer in silence! In fact, these hormone imbalances don’t just mess with the quality of your everyday life. They can have serious long-term health effects. This includes increasing your risk of dementia, heart attack, and osteoporosis. So, if you are suffering from annoying symptoms, it’s a sign to reach out to an expert to explore how to balance your hormones most effectively while mitigating any risks. I can also examine if bioidentical hormone replacement is right for you.

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