menopause: what’s really going on
Menopause is a widely-known condition of hormone imbalance and rapidly becoming the most common as the number of women over 50 in the United States soars higher. Menopause is the top reason women seek hormone therapy.
Menopause often begins in a woman’s late 40s to early 50s, when her ovaries cease producing eggs and stop the subsequent release of hormones that initiates the monthly menstrual cycle. Perimenopause is the stage just before menopause when a woman’s menstrual cycles begin to become irregular and she may be affected by symptoms similar to menopause. A woman is considered menopausal when her menstrual cycle has been absent for 12 consecutive months. Perimenopause and menopause both leave many women struggling with their health, well-being and even their sense of self. It’s hard to resume normal living when plagued by disruptive symptoms like hot flashes, anxiety, weight gain and fatigue. Some women may also be affected by more serious conditions such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or cancer that can intensify the menopausal experience.
Hormone levels change dramatically during menopause, inducing the uncomfortable symptoms commonly associated with the condition. Hormones control almost every aspect of the body from temperature regulation to metabolism to the sleep cycle, so it’s no wonder that during menopause most women experience a wide range of frustrating issues. In reality, menopause doesn’t have to be like this! Restoring balance to your hormone levels can minimize or even reverse the symptoms.
The benefits of a comprehensive treatment plan for hormone balance extends well beyond addressing symptoms. At the biostation™, we strive to deliver medically-based solutions to low testosterone and other conditions of aging affecting women.