Menopause is the point of a woman’s life where her ovaries cease estrogen production. During this process, hormonal imbalance is occurring, beginning in the earliest stages of perimenopause. When a woman has not had a period for over a year, she is considered postmenopausal. Learn about the symptoms of postmenopause in women below, and how certified BioTE® providers may be able to help lessen postmenopause symptoms.
At some point in a woman’s life, usually between the ages of 45 and 55, her ovaries will cease estrogen production. This process is called menopause. During this time, her menstrual cycle will stop, and other changes can occur, both physically and emotionally. This change also means a woman can no longer bear children.
There are three stages of menopause, and the earliest indication that menopause is coming begins with perimenopause. Perimenopause can occur as early as 10 years before the ending of the menstrual cycle in menopause. The cessation of the menstrual cycle occurs during the height of menopause. Then, the final stage of menopause is called postmenopause. Postmenopause may also be considered the time after a woman’s reproductive years.
Many different things can occur during the stage of a woman’s life where she is considered “postmenopausal.” Many women are relieved by the end of their hot flashes and the lessened severity of their mood swings during this time; however, many health issues can arise with lowered estrogen levels. After the twelfth consecutive month where a woman does not have a period, she is considered postmenopausal.
The official indicator or symptom of postmenopause in women is going a full year without a menstrual cycle. Other postmenopause symptoms include changes in sex drive, headaches, difficulty concentrating, hair loss, weight gain, racing heart, difficulty sleeping, and numerous changes emotionally, which can seriously affect everyday life.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a method of replacing hormones that the body loses during menopause, and at other times. Our method of using pellet therapy through bioidentical hormones duplicates the molecular structure of the body’s hormones. In the BioTE method, a certified BioTE provider subcutaneously inserts BHRT in pellets form in a quick procedure.