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Symptoms of Menopause

Symptoms of Menopause

Menopause implies the permanent cessation of your menstrual periods, also called Amenorrhea. Its a period that is recognized to occur after 12 months or approximately 1 year of amenorrhea or lack of menstrual cycles, excluding any underlying pathology causing this effect.

In simple terms, premenopause or peri-menopause is the period in your life where you are approaching menopause and your hormones begin to change.  This menopause transition can occur as early as 35 years of age and can end at around 51 years of age or as late as 57.  Every women is different and different factors in your life can affect this transition. Patients that experience a surgical menopause or ovarian removal do not experience this transition.  Once ovaries are surgically removed, you will be in menopause immediately without transitioning.

Patients can have different symptoms of menopause once menopause begins or once your hormones begin to decline during the premenopause transition starting as early as 35 years of age . Symptoms of Menopause can be divided based on what hormone is deficient or what hormone is on excess.

Symptoms of Estrogen Deficiency 

Estrogen deficiency can cause many Symptoms of Menopause which include:

  1. Low Energy
  2. Weight Gain
  3. Hair loss
  4. Joint pain
  5. Vaginal Dryness
  6. Brittle Bone
  7. Dry eyes
  8. Bladder problems
  9. Fatigue
  10. Headaches
  11. Hot Flashes
  12. Night Sweats
  13. Many others

The Symptoms of Menopause affect everyone differently. Some women might not experience any symptoms at all while others suffer for years. Like mentioned before, causes of estrogen deficiency are caused by natural aging, perimenopause and menopause, surgical menopause and Premature ovarian failure.

Not only estrogen deficiency can cause Symptoms of Menopause , but Estrogen Dominance might cause similar symptoms in perimenopause patients.

Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance

Menopause Symptoms can be caused by estrogen dominance as well. Common symptoms of estrogen dominance are the following:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Bloating
  3. Headaches
  4. Heavy menstrual cycles
  5. Poor Sleep
  6. Mood Changes
  7. Irritability
  8. Water retention
  9. Weight gain
  10. Risk of uterine cancer

As you can see Symptoms of Menopause can be many and sometimes can be overwhelming to understand.

At Texas Menopause we can do comprehensive hormonal testing to understand why you are having symptoms of menopause and get to the root cause of your problem.

Comprehensive Lab Testing 

Lab testing offered at Texas Menopause are many. Some of them are covered by your health insurance and some others might not be covered.  We will discuss your options and you can determine which tests you want to do. Labs that we offer that will help explain the symptoms of hormonal imbalances include:

  1. Nutritional Testing
  2. Saliva Testing
  3. Gut Health
  4. Metabolic Testing
  5. Estrogen Metabolism test
  6. Thyroid testing
  7. Cardiovascular metabolic testing
  8. Adrenal health
  9. Thyroid health

Book an appointment so you can find out what is causing your Symptoms of Menopause

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