Menopause is a natural change in a woman’s life that marks the time when her period stops and hormonal levels drop. This drop in hormonal levels can lead to many physical changes with noticeable menopause symptoms that vary at each stage. Menopause treatment is an important part of women’s health and at Lakefront Wellness, we offer complementary and integrative health services to make menopause symptoms more manageable.
Several years before menopause begins, hormonal changes can be observed during the time called perimenopause. This time frame is recognized by a drop in estrogen levels, one of the main female reproductive hormones produced in the ovaries that is responsible for reproductive development and sexual health. During perimenopause, women still have their menstrual cycles (periods), but these may be irregular and PMS symptoms could be worse. Other symptoms may include a loss of sex drive, weight gain, breast tenderness, fertility issues, headaches, and more. Bioidentical hormone replacement can help ease these symptoms.
Women have reached the menopausal stage when they have not received their period for a full year or more. This typically occurs after the age of 45 but some women experience early menopause, often called premature menopause, at an earlier age. A woman experiencing menopause is no longer able to have her period and, therefore, is unable to get pregnant by natural means. Symptoms include hot flashes and night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, difficulty sleeping, and trouble concentrating. If these symptoms become severe, they can be treated with menopausal hormone therapy.
Once post-menopause is reached, usually in a woman’s early 50s, hormones are still a very important component of overall health and can be optimized with replacement. Menopausal symptoms like hot flashes or vaginal dryness become mild and can eventually go away. However, post-menopausal women are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and other chronic diseases that hormone replacement can be an option for treatment.
Hormone Therapy with Lakefront Wellness
What is Hormone Therapy? Hormone Therapy, or HRT, is a solution to for both men and women to help the body supplement the hormones it is not manufacturing. This therapy can address both low testosterone in men as well as low estrogen in women. Lakefront Wellness is your trusted source… Learn more
How is Menopause Treated?
At Lakefront Wellness, we offer various forms of hormone therapy to rebalance hormone levels and help your body adjust to the new changes it is going through at any stage of life.
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You shouldn’t have to suffer through menopause and our experienced team can help. Schedule a consultation with us today by filling out our online form to learn how you can make the menopausal transition more manageable with hormone replacement therapy and other treatments.