Is It Perimenopause?

menopause (which typically occurs around the age of 52). It is a natural progression into infertility. Before menopause sets in, a woman’s body experiences uneven spikes and falls of oestrogen. In result, the following symptoms are associated with perimenopause:

 

 

 

What Can You Do?

 

Many women desire to manage their perimenopause symptoms through lifestyle changes. Regular exercise and eating a diet rich in phytoestrogens can make a big difference. You can find phytoestrogens naturally in soybeans and dark leafy greens.

 

If lifestyle intervention fails to relieve your symptoms and your perimenopause is threatening your quality of life, it may be best to discuss medical therapies with your gynecologist. At North Pointe OB/GYN, we help women manage hormone changes through all phases of life, from puberty and pregnancy to perimenopause and menopause. We can perform appropriate tests for your symptoms to ensure we are treating your hormone imbalance most effectively.

 

The period between perimenopause and menopause can be many years. Therefore, if you feel you are suffering through this phase of life, don’t be afraid to ask your physician for help. There are countless ways to manage perimenopause so that you can live a happy and comfortable life.

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