Could This Be Menopause?

You’re boiling hot, you’re cold. You’re crabby, you’re crying. You’re gassy, you’re constipated. Some days, you feel as if you can’t remember your own name.

Could all these symptoms mean you’re entering menopause? Entering menopause can be a rocky road (now we’re in the mood for ice cream and oh yes, there’s the weight gain…) for many women, and some breeze right through with little trouble at all.

The changes that lead to menopause do not happen overnight; they usually happen gradually as your ovaries become less responsive and finally cease estrogen production. Because your ovaries do this in fits and starts, estrogen levels start to fluctuate in the years before menopause and often, so will your menstrual cycle. This time is known as perimenopause or pre-menopause.

It is impossible to pinpoint exactly when perimenopause starts or when yours in particular has begun. Generally, estrogen production begins to decline in the mid to late forties for most women.

During perimenopause, you may experience:

When you are in your 40’s and begin feeling like your body, your moods and your sex life have taken a dramatic turn for the worse, it could be perimenopause. You are considered officially in menopause when you’ve missed your period for 12 months.

Menopause symptoms do not have to be something you just “get through.” Her Wellness is here to help with reliable and trusted hormone therapy, holistic herbal and non-hormonal remedies, Votiva therapy to relieve dryness, atrophy and pain, and other interventions that can help ease symptoms.

There is no reason to suffer. If you have questions about menopause, please call us at 203-409-2539 or click here and click “Book Online” to schedule an appointment. Dr. Garritano and Christina are here to help.

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