I often get asked by my patients if I think they may be approaching menopause. Signs of menopause are pretty common for women between 46 and 53. Its during this time that youre likely to experience less frequent, lighter periods, (this is called late perimenopause) or stopped periods altogether (this is menopause).
By the time your periods have stopped, your estrogen production will have dropped by 7590 percent. Meanwhile, your progesterone production has stopped entirely. These hormone drops occur because your ovaries and the follicles containing your eggs are aging.
Although your ovaries and adrenal glands continue to produce estrone (a lower potency estrogen) and some estriol (an estrogen metabolite) is produced by your liver, these amounts don’t support bone, breast, brain, heart, and vaginal tissues the way your premenopause hormone production does.
Simply put, menopause is a hormone deficiency condition that causes symptoms such as menopause hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, painful intercourse, loss of libido, vaginal infections, loss of muscle and skin tone, achy joints and brittle bones, fatigue, and mental confusion.
Fortunately, through this blog, I will provide you with some of my best solutions for menopause relief. So keep reading!