What Is Perimenopause & What Do You Need To Know?
The term “perimenopause” refers to the time in women’s lives when hormonal changes in the body begin to cause physical symptoms. Perimenopause can start anywhere from age 30 onwards, and lasts for an average of four years, though it can last for up to 10 years, so it’s important for women to understand their symptoms and be prepared to tackle them.
In many women, the time they move into perimenopause is often similar to when their mother did, implying a genetic element to perimenopause. However, how long the perimenopausal period is, and the symptoms every individual experiences are all unique.
At Elite Aesthetics, we are passionate about helping to make the issues surrounding women’s health and perimenopause clear and give our patients advice on the issues that affect them. In this post, we’ll give you everything you need to know about the symptoms of perimenopause and how to deal with them.
What Are The Symptoms of Perimenopause?
There are a wide variety of common symptoms affecting women during the perimenopausal phase of hormonal fluctuation, and they can include:
- Fatigue and anaemia.
- Mood swings, including anger, irritability and anxiety.
- Memory loss.
- Hot flushes.
- Weight gain, bloating and fluid retention.
- Breast tenderness, aches and painful joints.
- Frequent headaches.
- Urinary incontinence.
- Vaginal dryness and low libido.
How Are The Symptoms Of Perimenopause Treated?
Throughout each phase of menopause, including perimenopause, hormone levels in the body can fluctuate significantly, which is what triggers the physical symptoms of menopause.
Hormones including oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone are all vital to continued normal function of skin, bones, brain function, cardiovascular health, genitourinary health and many more of the body’s systems, which is why it is important to help balance hormone levels during menopause and perimenopause.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a bespoke course of hormone treatments that are created specifically for each patient’s natural hormone levels and to address their own symptoms and concerns. At Elite Aesthetics, BHRT is available to help our clients through the perimenopause and menopausal period as comfortably as possible, and with minimal disruption to their health and well being.
BHRT is a bespoke prescription which we can offer after an extensive consultation and blood tests to help balance hormone levels and create the perfect, bespoke solution for you throughout the perimenopausal period.
To find out more about BHRT, symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, any of the other treatments we offer at Elite Aesthetics or to book your consultation with our experienced, doctor led team, contact us today on 01332 561 762.