Menopause is the period of life for a woman when her ovaries cease estrogen production. During this process, hormonal balance is occurring, beginning in the earliest stages of menopause. Learn the symptoms of postmenopause below and how BioTE® Medical may be able to help!!
What is Menopause?
At some point in a woman’s life, her ovaries will cease estrogen production. This process is called menopause. During this, her menstrual cycle will stop, and other changes can occur, both physically and emotionally. This change also means a woman can no longer bear children.
What Are the Stages of Menopause?
There are three stages of menopause. The earliest indications that menopause is coming begin with perimenopause. Perimenopause can occur as early as ten years in advance of the cessation of the menstrual cycle in menopause. The cessation of the menstrual cycle occurs during the height of menopause. Then, the final stage of menopause is called postmenopause. Postmenopause can be characterized as the final phase of a woman’s life after her reproductive years have ceased.
What is Postmenopause?
Many different things can occur during the stage of a woman’s life where she is considered “postmenopausal.”. Many women are relieved by the end of their hot flashes and the lessened severity of their mood swings during this time. However, many health issues can arise with lowered estrogen levels. Heart disease and osteoporosis are among the conditions that can come along during postmenopause. After the 12th consecutive month where a woman does not have a period, she is considered to be postmenopausal.
What Are the Symptoms of Menopause?
The only true sign that a woman is in postmenopause is when she goes a full year without a menstrual cycle. With age comes decreased fertility, but women can potentially get pregnant at any time before then. During the menopausal period, women may experience changes in sex drive, headaches, difficulty concentrating, hair loss, weight gain, racing heart, a worsening of PMS, difficulty sleeping and numerous changes emotionally, both during and before menopause.
What is BHRT?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is a natural method of replacing hormones that the body loses during menopause, and at other times. While typical hormone replacement therapy utilizes animal hormones that are synthetically conjugated, our bio-identical, plant-based hormones more closely duplicate the molecular structure of your own hormones. BioTE Medical inserts BHRT in pellet form into the hip area in a quick, generally painless procedure. Learn more about this from your local BioTE Medical provider.