The term “menopause” is commonly used to describe the changes a woman’s body undergoes when she is at an age to no longer have children. Most women begin to experience menopause symptoms between 40 and 60 years of age.  The prolonged stage of gradually falling and fluctuating hormone levels is called preimenopause, which can last up to two years (or more) before a woman’s final period.

Many woman experience extreme physical and emotional changes during menopause. These are caused by hormonal imbalance during this time of change. Some of the common symptoms of menopause are:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Irregular periods
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue and dizziness
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Panic
  • Sleep disorders
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory lapses
  • Weight gain
  • Allergies
  • Brittle nails
  • Depressions
  • Anxiety
  • Frequent Headaches

Some of these symptoms are a natural part of the body changing. However, if your symptoms are severe and causing disruptions in your daily life, it is possible that your hormones are not properly balanced. This can greatly exaggerate the discomforts of menopause and affect (or even create) other medical conditions!

If you are experiencing symptoms worse than expected, they need to be taken seriously. To learn more about hormone balance, read about the Pillar of Hormone Health.  If you would like help to control your menopause symptoms and other areas of your health, attend a free Health Presentation or  schedule a Wellness Consultation as soon as possible. Dr. Jones and Omni Health and Wellness Center can help you find a plan of action to get the most out of your life!

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