Is It Summer Heat or Menopause?
If this summer felt hotter than usual, it may not just be the heat; it might be you. If you’ve noticed hot flashes cropping up more often, along with a few other symptoms, you could be entering menopause.
Sure, the heat could be playing a part of it, but there’s a difference between merely feeling hot and experiencing hot flashes. With a variety of other signs that menopause is a possibility, you may be wondering if this is the case for you and what’s next. Treatments such as natural hormones can help.
Read on for other signs of menopause to watch for, and how natural hormones can help during these changes.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is a natural condition occurring in women as they get older. During menopause, the woman’s ovaries stop producing hormones which in turn causes her to stop having her period, experience hot flashes, feel tired and irritable, along with a host of other symptoms. Once a woman hits menopause, her reproductive years are typically considered over.
What are the Signs of Menopause?
Menopause has many signs. Since menopause tends to occur for most women during the ages of 40-55, although it can be earlier or later, symptoms on this list during this age range can be indicative of menopause.
- Abnormal menstrual periods (irregular cycle, spotting in between periods, lighter periods, absence of a period)
- Sudden hot flashes
- Decreased sexual desire
- Pain during sex
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in breast fullness
- Thinning hair
- Trouble sleeping
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
If you find yourself dealing with any of these symptoms, you may be entering menopause. Seeing your doctor is the next step in taking care of your body and dealing with these changes.
One of the most popular lines of defense in dealing with menopausal symptoms is natural hormones. Since the body has a drastic reduction of hormones during this time period, you may benefit from trying natural hormones to supplement what is no longer being produced.
Hormones can be custom made for your body at the levels you need, then supplemented to balance out the body and reduce the symptoms of menopause you may be feeling. Combinations of estrogen, progestin, testosterone, and other hormones are used to create the perfect, custom hormone replacement therapy for you.
Natural Hormones for Menopause Relief
To find out more about natural hormones, discover whether or not you may be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy, or learn more about menopause, contact Dr. Ghozland today!