The normal aging process causes a decline in hormone production. This results in imbalances that have both physical and psychological effects. In order to determine if you have abnormal hormone levels.
The main hormones that regulate a woman’s body are estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Any time one or more of these hormones becomes out of balance, a woman may start to experience change.
Hormonal change in women is broken up
Premenopause refers to the time beginning at a woman’s first regular menstrual to her last regular menstrual cycle. This is the period of “normal” reproductive function for a woman.
Perimenopause is the next stage. This refers to the “transitional” stage, which varies from 2 to about 10 years, prior to complete cessation of menstruation. This is usually experienced by women 35 to 50 years of age.
Menopause marks the natural end of a woman’s reproductive cycle. At this point, the body’s ability to produce estrogen and progesterone decreases naturally but also substantially. The ovaries stop producing eggs, and a woman is no longer able to become pregnant naturally.
Postmenopause is the period of life after menopause. This phase is generally believed to begin after 12 full months passed the last menstrual period.
As a woman passes through each of these four stages, she may go through many physical and psychological changes as her own body’s ability to maintain proper hormonal balance diminishes.
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