Perimenopause

Perimenopause is when your body begins to make less of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Symptoms that you are in perimenopause are similar to menopause but may not be as consistent or intense.

Symptoms of Perimenopause include:

  • Changes in your period – light, very heavy or skipping altogether
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sleep problems
  • Mood changes
  • Forgetfulness
  • Bone loss

Menopause

Menopause is when it’s been 12 months since a woman’s last menstrual period. The ovaries have stopped releasing eggs and making most of their estrogen.

Symptoms of Menopause include:

  • Irregular or skipped periods
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Changes in libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bladder control problems

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help alleviate the symptoms related to menopause and perimenopause. There has been a lot of science and research done, and we have learned a lot about hormone therapy – the risks and the benefits.

Valdosta Health & Wellness Clinic takes each patient’s symptoms and health into consideration to develop a plan just for them. With bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, women can naturally alleviate their menopause and perimenopausal symptoms and balance their hormone levels.