Have you been experiencing irregular periods, drastic mood changes, hot flashes, and extreme PMS the likes of which you haven’t felt since your early teens? If you are in your 40s or older, you are most likely suffering from the early signs of perimenopause, which can last as little as a few months or which can drag on for years. Fortunately, though, you do not have to live with years (or even a few months) of these spikes and dips in your hormone levels.
Before we discuss your options for hormone therapy for perimenopause, it’s important to first understand what’s happening when your body begins this process. Basically, as your body prepares for menopause, your ovaries will begin to shrink, and they will not produce estrogen and progesterone at the same rate that they once did.
You might think, then, as your ovaries shrink, that production of these hormones would slowly and smoothly decrease, but that’s simply not the case for the vast majority of women. Instead, you’ll experience dramatic spikes and dips in estrogen and progesterone, creating mood swings, weight fluctuations, water retention, and other unpleasant symptoms.
Why Perimenopausal Hormone Therapy Is Important
Now you know why you experience such severe symptoms months or even years before actually going through menopause. Thus, it’s important to begin hormone therapy for menopause long before you actually go through the change. By treating hormone imbalances when you first begin to feel their effects, you may avoid the symptoms mentioned above.
At the beginning of the process, during perimenopause, hormone therapy can help even out your hormone levels, which often helps with symptoms. Then, during and after menopause, you will be able to continue hormone therapy to keep your estrogen and progesterone levels at a normal level. Keeping your hormone levels up can help you feel more energetic, and it usually makes weight loss much easier and faster. It’ll also help improve your libido, so you and your partner can enjoy an intimate relationship well into your years.
Instead of ringing in menopause with irregular periods, hot flashes, and mood swings, you can shift smoothly from one phase of your life to the next without all of the unpleasant symptoms you’ve heard older women in your life talk about for years.
To learn more about hormone therapy for menopause, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Juvia Med Spa today at 817-427-3700. We will be happy to schedule your free consultation, to answer all of your questions, and to help you decide if hormone therapy is right for you.
* Actual results may vary by patient.