Health ConcernsPerimenopause and menopause

Menopause marks the end of an era when a woman stops experiencing menstruation. It is officially diagnosed after 12 consecutive months without a period.1 While perimenopause and menopause are a natural part of aging, symptoms, and their intensity, can vary from person to person. The more severe the symptoms, the greater the impact on overall well-being.




Understanding Menopause

Causes of Perimenopause and Menopause

Menopause is a natural biological stage and occurs as a direct result of the aging process.2 On average, menopause occurs at around age 51, but doesn’t happen overnight—it is a transition, which begins long before a woman’s last cycle ends. The transitional period, known as   “perimenopause,” can span up to 14 years2, and during this time, the reproductive system slows down as ovaries decrease estrogen production.2 It is these hormonal changes that contribute to the wide range of physical and emotional symptoms often attributed to menopause.2

Perimenopause and Menopause Symptoms

Symptoms of perimenopause and menopause include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Hair thinning or loss
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Increased urination
  • Irregular periods
  • Libido changes
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • And more

Managing Perimenopause and Menopause

Many individuals experience mild menopause symptoms, which can be treated by lifestyle adjustments like dietary changes, exercising, and avoiding hot flash triggers such as alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods.3 For those who suffer from severe menopause symptoms, however, every day can feel like a struggle and lifestyle adjustments aren’t enough.

There are multiple therapies that address perimenopause and menopause. Hormone replacement therapy is commonly prescribed based on symptoms, but there are also non-hormonal medications doctors can prescribe to manage specific menopause needs. Both options come in a variety of dosage forms. Hormonal options include pellets, while both non-hormonal and hormonal options come in capsules, creams, patches, suppositories, and more.

One of the most important things to remember is your health is personal, so your approach to managing menopause needs to be too. Not all treatment options will be the best for you, but your symptoms and their severity, as well as your family and medical histories, will help your doctor determine what is.

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Common questions about menopause

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We do not refill medications automatically. Many of our medications are prescribed "as needed," and we do not want to bill a patient for medication they may no longer need. Also, if the prescription is automatically refilled and requires shipment, we cannot ensure that the recipient will be present to accept the package once delivered.

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