Treatment for Perimenopause Symptoms
Perimenopause and Menopause
Aging has its effects on our bodies and our health. Most people believe that there is nothing they can do to change how old they feel. However, perimenopause is a natural, and age-related process. Menopause is the end of the reproductive period for women. Most women go through menopause between ages 45 and 55. For most women, menopause begins as periods become irregular and then stop completely, which is called perimenopause.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is a natural process that happens to all women that results an end of the fertile period in a woman’s life. It is the permanent cessation of menstruation caused by a drop in levels of the female hormone estrogen.
It is very important for you to know about the many menopause treatments available so you can choose the one that is best for you.
What are the Symptoms of Menopause?
The main symptoms associated with menopause are: Hot Flashes, Vaginal Dryness, Irregular Periods, Sleep Problems, Low Libido and Anxiety.
Perimenopause occurs when the ovaries begin to slow down, but are not yet completely stopped. During perimenopause, women will experience periods every 21 to 35 days, which may be heavy or light and less frequent.
The most common symptom of perimenopause is irregular periods. They may become longer or shorter than usual and become more or less frequent. This is a natural part of perimenopause and it is common for many women to have irregular periods during this time.
What are the Symptoms of Perimenopause?
The main symptoms associated with Perimenopause are
What are the Causes of Menopause?
There are many causes of menopause, including:
Perimenopause and Menopause treatment
Perimenopause is the transition stage that happens from the beginning of menopause, through to the end of perimenopause.
Treatment for menopause varies depending on the symptoms you experience and your personal health conditions.
Our doctor Dr. Vineela will prescribe medications for any hormone imbalances you have. Some women are prescribed HRT (hormone replacement therapy), which will help with some of the symptoms associated with menopause.
Some other women find relief with non-hormonal treatments such as exercise and stress management.
Other treatment options include acupuncture, herbal medicines, stress management, nutrition counseling and exercise.
Frequently asked questions
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, as well as dairy products, may improve menopausal symptoms. Women who take soy or its products also appear to be less likely to develop certain types of cancer, such as breast and colon cancer. Soy milk is one of the best choices.
Losing weight is more important for women who have not been obese prior to menopause, but those who are overweight or obese before menopause will have a harder time losing weight once they experience perimenopause.
Maintaining a healthy weight throughout your life and limiting alcohol intake may help reduce your risks for heart disease and stroke.
The right menopause treatments will help relieve hot flashes and night sweats, restore your sense of well-being, and make you feel younger, both inside and out. Dr. Vineela will be able to help you choose the best treatments to reduce your symptoms.