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Female Aging - Menopause Symptoms

As a women approaches menopause, she often encounters various symptoms.  These vary in severity between women. Some women have few symptoms and sail through menopause as if it never happened, while others find the  symptoms devastating.   

Most of the symptoms of menopause occur due to changing hormone levels.  Such symptoms often start when a women is in her late thirties. Below is a list of some of the more common early symptoms. 

  • Irregular Menstrual Cycle

  • Severe PMS and Mood Swings

  • Night Sweats

  • Hot Flashes

  • Insomnia

  • Decreased Libido

  • Sexual Problems

  • Poor Concentration

  • Vaginal Dryness

Not all women experience all of the symptoms, and the symptom intensity can vary from very mild to very severe.

For most women, these symptoms last for a few years during the transition and then disappear.  It is during this period that hormone balancing with bio-identical hormones can help reduce or eliminate symptoms completely.  For up to about 25% of women, the symptoms continue after the transition period for many years. 

Many women have been led to believe that the main problem that causes these symptoms is the drop in estrogen levels. However, estrogen is only one of the players in this complicated game.  Sexual problems and loss of libido are often related to a drop in testosterone levels, and many of the symptoms of menopause can be reduced with the application of over-the-counter, bio-identical progesterone cream.

As a women passes through menopause, her risk of developing osteopenia or osteoporosis increases. This is due to many factors which include hormone imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, particularly of vitamin D and calcium, and lack of sufficient exercise.

There are many natural ways to overcome the symptoms of menopause.  Various lubricants can help make sexual intercourse more enjoyable. Over-the-counter herbal remedies can sometimes help as can over-the-counter bio-identical hormone creams, and herbal hormone boosters.  

See the Products section for various items that may help. 

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