Monday, March 1, 2010

Perimeopause Symptoms at 31?

The question I seem to be getting more and more these days is, “I am only 31, can my symptoms really be caused by perimenopause?" My answer is usually YES! It is possible that a woman can begin going through the early stages of menopause at such a young age.

Perimenopause is generally believed to encompass a brief period of time in a woman’s life as she ceases menstruating and goes through hormonal change leading to hot flashes and night sweats. This could not be further from reality. Hot flashes and night sweats are the hallmark symptoms of Perimenopause and they are caused by FLUCTUATING hormone levels. This fluctuation of hormones can last years to decades! Once the hormones bottom out these symptoms always disappear. Unfortunately, the other perimenopausal symptoms such as lack of energy, fatigue, decreasing libido, vaginal dryness, and all the others will persist forever.

The solution is simple. No matter where a woman is on the compendium from “Normal” to “Menopause”, return her hormonally and physiologically to pre-menopausal or “Normal” levels and ALL symptoms will disappear. And it is that simple – we do it everyday!

See our bioidentical hormone information for more details on treating perimenopause and menopause symptoms.