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Menopause and Perimenopause Specialist in Roseville, CA

Menopause marks a natural phase in a woman's life that typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 55. During this transition, the ovaries gradually decrease their production of estrogen and progesterone, leading to the cessation of menstruation and the end of fertility. 

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When Can Menopause Be Diagnosed? 

Menopause is usually confirmed when there is no menstrual period for 12 consecutive months and the level of the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is above 50 mIU/mL. Some women may experience menopause as early as their late 30s, while others may enter it in their 60s. On average, menopause begins around the age of 52. When menopause occurs before the age of 40, it is considered premature menopause.

Medically induced menopause can also occur due to surgical removal of the ovaries, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. While menopausal symptoms typically diminish within 2 to 5 years for most women, it can take more than 10 years for others. It's important to note that the effects of declining hormone levels continue beyond the resolution of symptoms.

Understanding Perimenopause

Hormonal changes in women's bodies begin in their mid to late 30s. Perimenopause refers to the transitional period leading up to menopause, which typically spans 2 to 10 years before menopause begins. During perimenopause, hormone levels, including progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone, decline. These fluctuating and declining hormone levels can cause changes in the menstrual cycle, such as irregularity or variations in flow, and can disrupt sleep, leading to sleepless nights.

Eventually, progesterone and estrogen levels drop to the point where the menstrual cycle stops, and menopause commences. It is this hormonal decline that gives rise to many of the well-known physical and emotional symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause. The symptoms can vary from person to person, ranging from subtle to pronounced, and they can appear gradually or abruptly.

Common Physical Signs and Symptoms of Menopause and Perimenopause:

  • Heart palpitations (heart pounding)
  • Rapid, irregular heartbeats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Dry eyes
  • Painful intercourse
  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Sleep disturbances / Insomnia
  • Hot flashes and/or night sweats
  • Abdominal weight gain
  • Slowed metabolism
  • Urine leakage
  • Cravings for sweets or carbohydrates
  • Brain fog (difficulty concentrating, memory problems)
  • Stiffness / Joint fatigue

Emotional Symptoms of Menopause and Perimenopause include:

  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
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Embracing Optimal Health and Wellness

While perimenopause and menopause are natural parts of the aging process for women, it doesn't mean you have to endure the hormonal decline and its accompanying symptoms, which can last up to a decade or more. At Renew Me Medical Group, our dedicated team is committed to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness. We offer comprehensive testing to identify the specific needs of your body. With our expertise in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and advanced certifications, we can guide you towards living well again.

If you're seeking specialized assistance for menopause or perimenopause, please reach out to us for more information. We're here to support you on your journey to a healthier and happier you.

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