You likely hear a lot about perimenopause and menopause symptoms. But what about all the years leading up to those stages? From the onset of a woman’s first menstrual period until the time of her last regular cycle, she is known to be in Premenopause.
8 Reasons Premenopause Therapy Is Worth It
That is a large chunk of life that may be fraught with fluctuating hormones, impacting a woman’s sense of wellness and well-being, sometimes in very negative and debilitating ways.
That’s why it is neither a waste of time or money to invest in premenopause therapy. Here are eight reasons that you should be doing exactly that:
1. Renewed energy
With all you must do every day—work, school, family, home—you might think that feelings of excessive fatigue and constant exhaustion just go along with the territory. But what if you didn’t have to feel that way? Perhaps your feelings of lethargy and weariness are not due to your frenetic pace, but instead, are a result of a hormonal imbalance? If you could, wouldn’t you opt for a sense of renewed energy and vitality instead?
2. Weight loss
Sometimes it seems nearly impossible to eat healthily and exercise as much as you think you should. The result? The needle on the scale keeps going up and the waistband of your pants keeps getting tighter. Lifestyle changes can make a difference, but if you’ve tried to consistently eat healthier and exercise and you continue to gain weight, lifestyle changes may not be enough.
3. Reduced puffiness
Unexplained puffiness in your face or other areas, such as your joints or ankles, can be unsettling. Over-consumption of sodium, not drinking enough water, or being on your feet too long could explain part of it, but what if that’s not the real story? What if these conditions are due instead, to a hormonal imbalance?
4. Feeling just right
Are you one of those women who are either too cold or too hot? Do you feel a little like Goldilocks in search of feeling “just right”? Putting on a sweater or standing in front of a fan are temporary solutions if you’re actually suffering from fluctuating hormones.
5. Thick, lustrous hair
We all lose a small amount of hair each day, but if you notice clumps in your hairbrush, your shower drain clogged with hair, or even bald patches on your head, panic may set in. A hormonal imbalance can be the culprit behind thinning hair or hair loss and there is something you can do to reverse that.
6. Regular periods
Some women suffer all their premenopausal lives with heavy, irregular, or even missed periods. Far too many women believe that’s “just how things are” and soldier on, suffering for a week or more every month for years! If having a regular period with normal flow sounds like something only other women experience, it may be time to have your hormone levels checked.
7. A feeling of well-being
There are many times in a woman’s life that feelings of sadness, depression, or anxiety are the result of external circumstances. There are also times when those feelings are due to hormonal fluctuations. Maintaining a balanced sense of well-being isn’t out of reach.
8. Relief from PMS
If you’re experiencing cramps, mood swings, nausea, anxiety, irritability, depression, bloating, and tender breasts, you may be just chalking it up to PMS. However, it’s not necessary for you to white-knuckle it through these symptoms. Addressing underlying hormonal imbalances could bring you relief from the symptoms of PMS.
It’s Not All in Your Head
Symptoms of hormonal fluctuations in a premenopausal woman can reduce her quality of life, yet when she complains to her doctor, her symptoms are too often dismissed, or her condition is misdiagnosed.
That’s why for many women in this phase, it’s critical to their emotional, mental, and physical well-being to find a medical professional who supports her and can offer treatment that will alleviate symptoms and improve her life.
The medical team at Balance Hormone Center are specialists in dealing with and alleviating the symptoms of hormone imbalances experienced during Premenopause. We know your struggle is real and we believe you. We also know how to offer you relief so that you can spend these many years in comfort, peace, and good health. Call 480-718-9960 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.