Hey there, ladies! Let’s talk about something that’s bound to happen to all of us as we age – peri-menopause and menopause. Don’t worry, we’re all in this together!
Peri-menopause is like the pregame to menopause – it’s the time when your body starts to gear up for the grand finale. This can happen in your 40s, but it’s not uncommon for it to start earlier or later. During this time, your hormones are like a group of rebellious teenagers – they start acting out and causing all sorts of chaos. You might experience irregular periods, heavy or light periods, or no periods at all. It’s like your uterus is going through an identity crisis!
And then comes menopause – the moment when your period officially retires. It’s like a retirement party, but for your ovaries. The average age for menopause is 51, but some women experience it earlier or later. And when menopause hits, your hormones go through a complete revamp. Your estrogen and progesterone levels plummet, and your body is like, “What just happened?” This marks the end of your reproductive years, so it’s time to wave goodbye to Aunt Flo.
Now, let’s talk about the symptoms. Ah, the symptoms. Hot flashes are like an unwelcome guest that just won’t leave. It’s like your body is trying to cook you from the inside out. You might find yourself sweating like you’re in a sauna, while everyone around you is perfectly comfortable. And then there’s the sleep disturbances – it’s like trying to sleep on a rollercoaster. You might find yourself tossing and turning, and waking up feeling like you didn’t sleep at all.
Hormonal changes can also cause mood swings, anxiety, and depression. It’s like your emotions are playing musical chairs, and you never know where they’re going to land. And then there’s the vaginal dryness – it’s like a desert down there. This can cause discomfort during sex, which is definitely not fun.
But don’t worry – there are ways to manage these symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be effective in reducing hot flashes and other symptoms. It’s like giving your hormones a much-needed boost. And then there are lifestyle changes – eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep can all help reduce symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings. And if you’re feeling stressed, why not try some relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation?
In conclusion, peri-menopause and menopause are like a rite of passage for women. It’s like a rollercoaster ride that you can’t get off of. But by understanding the changes that are happening in your body, you can take steps to manage your symptoms and maintain your health and well-being. So let’s embrace this next phase of life and sail through it together!
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“I started the Estrogel last Sunday and used the progesterone cream a few days. Started the oral progesterone Wednesday night and I slept amazing! I had trouble waking up as I felt so relaxed. Lol. I’m participating in a two week Christmas workout blitz which consists of daily morning workouts. Anyways, that first morning, I felt a difference as I had no anxiety and was very relaxed throughout the entire workout.
Its only been a week and I feel soooo much better. I’ve noticed that I am not as tired and don’t even get a slump in the afternoon. My thinking is clearer. My digestion is better. My complexion is clearer. Even my hair looks healthier. I’m not sure if all that is as a result of the hormones but I am so very grateful. My libido is also slowly coming back to life. I immediately felt the tissues of my vagina becoming thicker and I am back to being able to make my own Lubrication. Incredible!
I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to make those changes. I am never going back!!! Thank you so much for taking me as a client Karen You have changed my life in so many positive ways with only an hour consultation. I wish all doctors who treat women would be mandated to listen to your podcast!! You are amazing! Thank you.” Dominique Boucher