Many women are familiar with the complaints of generations of mothers and grandmothers: the hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings that take over a woman’s life at a certain age. You may not realize, though, just how early a woman’s body can begin going through “the change.”
The National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health, claims that the average age for the onset of menopause is 51. Perimenopause, the phase before official menopause, can begin when a woman is in her late 30s or early 40s and can last for years. The transition to true menopause does not happen until the menstrual period has been absent for 12 consecutive months, according to Mayo Clinic. Common symptoms of perimenopause include:
•Changes in libido
How can you tell if your perimenopause symptoms are normal or severe? At this early stage, symptoms of the lifetime hormonal shift should not interfere with daily activities. If you feel symptoms of hormone imbalance like depression or fatigue, or detect deeper negative changes such as bone loss, you should consult a health professional about hormone replacement therapy.
The pellet therapy we offer at Nova Health is sometimes appropriate for women experiencing perimenopause. Our bio-identical hormone replacement pellets can restore balance to your body so that you don’t have to miss out on the excitement or responsibility of life when you could still be feeling your age. With proper monitoring, natural hormones could be the answer to your womanly woes.
If you are too young to be in menopause, but feel that things are not quite right hormonally, take a moment to investigate your symptoms with our easy online Hormone Balance Test.