What is perimenopause?

Perimenopause refers to the transitional stage leading up to menopause when a woman's body begins showing signs of decreasing estrogen levels. This phase usually begins in a woman's 40s but can start as early as the 30s.

Some key things to know about perimenopause:

Diagnosing perimenopause is primarily based on symptoms. However, doctors can also administer blood tests to measure hormone levels over time. This can confirm the transition.

Managing symptoms during this transitional time varies by patient. Lifestyle remedies like avoiding alcohol/spicy foods, layering clothing, yoga, and stress relief help many women. If symptoms disrupt sleep or quality of life, hormone therapy medications may provide relief from hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness under medical supervision.

The healthcare professionals at Hormone Harmony specialize in perimenopause and menopause management. They provide cutting edge hormone testing to accurately gauge hormone levels. Based on results, they customize treatment including bioidentical hormones, nutrition plans, and lifestyle coaching to help women transition through “the change” smoothly. Contact Hormone Harmony today to learn more and take charge of your menopausal transition.

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