Women's bodies transition through four hormonal phases throughout their lives. While the adolescent years before a young woman has her first period are generally free of hormone-related problems, the following decades may not be so problem-free.
Unfortunately, many women suffer with mild-to-severe hormone-related problems because medical professionals habitually dismiss women's complaints as "in their heads" or as "overreactions." You deserve more respect than that. Our specialty training in hormone therapy helps us quickly identify hormonal problems, design targeted treatment plans, and help you start feeling better quickly.
What Is Perimenopause?
Perimenopause is the stage in your life when your body is transitioning into menopause. For some women, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact time when it starts and stops. However, it technically begins when your periods start to become less regular and ends when they stop completely.
Perimenopause can last from two-to-ten years and women are usually in the 35-to-50-year age-range. Women who smoke, had cancer treatment or who have had hysterectomies are more likely to enter this phase at a younger age.
At Balance Hormone Center, we want to help you and support you during this, and all phases of your life. We believe that your symptoms are real and that you need to have a medical team that takes your symptoms seriously and finds the best way to treat them. We have provided perimenopause hormone therapy that has helped women return to their normal, happy and productive lives.
Perimenopausal Women May Experience a Variety of Problems
Perimenopause is one of the most difficult times in a woman's life. Your body is constantly adjusting to the changing hormone levels over a period of years. Eventually, these hormonal changes begin to reduce the frequency of your periods and at some point, stop them altogether. Once they stop, you enter a full menopausal phase for several months.
Not every woman experiences the same symptoms, but perimenopausal women commonly experience some or all of the following:
- Hot flashes and heart palpitations
- Night sweats, migraines and headaches
- Insomnia and poor-quality sleep
- Weight gains related to a slowing metabolism
- Vaginal dryness and pain
- Lowered interest in sex
- Pain during intercourse
- Sadness, depression or anxiety
- Difficulty concentrating and lack of motivation
Hormone Therapy Can Help Relieve Physical Pain or Mental Health Concerns
We understand that the time leading up to menopause is one of the most challenging any woman will go through. It is inevitable that it will happen, but rarely are women prepared for the dramatic changes that happen. During perimenopause and after, your risk for heart and cardiovascular diseases increases because your estrogen level decreases.
Every woman reacts differently and one woman's hormone levels are different from another's. That's why there is no one-size-fits-all treatment for women haunted by hormonal changes. You need a personalized treatment plan that works with your body, not someone else's. We will thoroughly test you to determine the most effective treatment to help you control your symptoms, and develop a perimenopause hormone therapy specifically for you.
All Menopause Stages Covered
Balance Hormone handles the treatment and therapy of all stages of Menopause: Premenopause, Perimenopause, Menopause, and Postmenopause.
Call Our Team to Take Back Your Life
The dedicated team at Balance Hormone Center in Gilbert & Peoria, AZ, will prepare a personalized and holistic treatment plan that works with your body, your symptoms and your lifestyle. Perimenopause hormone treatment helps women feel better and enjoy all aspects of their lives. To set up an appointment, please call us at 480-718-9960.