Perimenopause Support in Pasadena “Create a Menopause Friendly Transition”

Women often say they just don’t feel prepared for the physical changes and symptoms they are experiencing or may experience during the pre and menopausal transition.

Monday, March 31, 2014 | 8:54 am

Women can begin to start experiencing symptoms that are new to them and that can impact that life dramatically during pre-menopause or perimenopause, as hormone levels change. Many women will experience menstrual changes including shorter, longer, and/or heavier periods. In addition, many begin to notice the onset or increased intensity of vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats or warm rushes) during the perimenopause. In late perimenopause, symptoms of vaginal dryness and problems in sexual function may occur due to the hormonal decline.

Common symptoms include:

• Hot flashes and night sweats
• Irregular menses
• Vaginal dryness
• Insomnia
• Anxiety
• Loss of Sex Drive
• Headaches
• Weight Gain

Other symptoms reported by women that may or may not be associated with pre-menopause/menopause:

• Mood changes
• Cognition disturbances
• Sleep disturbances
• Weight gain
• Fatigue
• Palpitations
• Forgetfulness
• Stiffness/soreness/joint pain
• Headaches, migraines and backaches
• Irritability
• Recurrent urinary tract infections
• Urinary urgency and/or incontinence
• Anxiety
• Depression not responsive to antidepressants
• Loss of libido

Consider discussing menopause early before it happens, preferably in a woman’s mid-40s, which for most will be early in perimenopause.

• Women can benefit from guidance about the hormonal changes early which can help to prevent many symptoms that occur with menopause, as well as knowing that treatment options so they can pick the best path for there body.

• In addition, preventive healthcare recommendations and lifestyle modifications make a huge impact– diet, nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation, avoidance of excessive alcohol – if a combination of lifestyle is used with hormone restoration and nutrition women will actually feel very little if any symptoms at all.

 The goal is to find a “menopause friendly” atmosphere where you feel a collaborative support that fits that path you want to follow:

• Where you can be open about their concerns
• Questions are welcome
• Credible information will be forthcoming
• And you have the options you are looking for like natural hormone restoration, bio-identicals, nutritional advise, diet with a team who is supportive and knowledgeable.

Talk with the Dedicated to Health Team who is Dedicated to You feeling amazing and well through this transition with our team of both Medical and Holistic Experts who can help you transition positively through this time.

Call today for your free consultation (626) 799-0557

Dedicated to Health Medical Group, 3235 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 799-0557 or visit www.dedicatedtohealth.com.

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