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Menopause – Perimenopause to Menopause

February 20, 2021


The transition to menopause starts from the perimenopause to the menopause is when you missed a period or you have absence of menses for at least 12 months. At this time symptoms generally get worse. All of the symptoms that you had during the perimenopause worsen, on top of a couple of new ones, hot flashes, and night sweats. I typically like to treat women during the perimenopause. Many OB-GYNs don't do this and don't follow this, this paradigm that I believe in, they prefer to treat women when there has been an absence of menses for 12 months when they're technically menopausal. But at that time, you know, women are severely symptomatic and in some women that are highly sensitive to fluctuations in hormone will experience severe depression and mood changes, significant weight gain and changes in their lifestyle. So I feel like quality of life is equally as important as quantity of life. And if women are experiencing hormone imbalance of fluctuations in their hormones due to high lows during the perimenopause, I'm a firm believer in treating those women. Now, granted the dosages of the hormones during perimenopause are much lower than they are as the replacement doses during menopause, but it's still important to treat. And it's still important to speak to your healthcare provider if you are experiencing symptoms,

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