Too Young for Menopause- It might be Perimenopause...

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www.miamiobgyns.com/blog/young-menopause-might-perimenopause/ “What’s up with these hot flashes, irregular periods and mood swings? It can’t be menopause… I haven’t even hit my 40th yet!!!”

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Too Young for Menopause? It might be Perimenopause...:

Too Young for Menopause? It might be Perimenopause... Get in touch: (305) 615-6147 [email protected] www.miamiobgyns.com

Introduction:

Introduction “What’s up with these hot flashes, irregular periods and mood swings? It can’t be menopause… I haven’t even hit my 40th yet!!!”

Introduction:

Introduction If that sounds familiar, what you may be starting to experience is perimenopause, a time period when a woman’s body is transitioning into menopause. A time of hormones going haywire…and all the potentially distressing symptoms that go along with that!

Introduction:

Introduction This transition can last anywhere between a few months to 10 years – although the average length is 4 years.

Symptoms of perimenopause :

Symptoms of perimenopause Breast tenderness Lower sex drive Vaginal dryness Discomfort during intercourse Hot flashes Irregular menstrual cycle Insomnia

Symptoms of perimenopause :

Symptoms of perimenopause Mood swings Fatigue An urgent need to urinate Urine leakage I know… it sounds really bad. BUT there are things you can do!

Healthy Lifestyle:

Healthy Lifestyle Living an overall healthy lifestyle is the most important step you can take! Eat well, exercise, keep to a consistent sleep schedule, and reduce your life stresses where you can.

Medical Treatments:

Medical Treatments Some new and effective treatments include the Mona Lisa Touch Laser, which uses a laser to reduce symptoms like vaginal dryness, itching, burning, bladder infections and pain during intercourse.

Medical Treatments:

Medical Treatments Another breakthrough therapy is Bio-identical hormones. Individual testing is done to determine your specific hormone imbalance, and preparation of a natural hormone replacement is formulated, and prepared especially for you.

Medical Treatments:

Medical Treatments The natural hormones then works in sync with your body, clearing up the hormone imbalance and the resulting symptoms.

Additional Treatments:

Additional Treatments Gabapentin, a medication used to treat hot flashes. Hormone therapy in the form of pills, skin patch or cream are also used to treat hot flashes and night sweats.

Additional Treatments:

Additional Treatments Certain antidepressants may be used to treat hot flashes as well as mood disorders brought on or made worse by perimenopause. Vaginal estrogen may be used to relieve vaginal dryness.

Conclusion:

Conclusion If raging mood swings, depression, hot flashes, erratic menstrual cycle, insomnia, and a host of other overwhelming symptoms have taken over your life, please try making some healthy adjustments to your lifestyle, and schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your options.

Conclusion:

Conclusion IMPORTANT NOTE : Changes in your menstrual cycle can also indicate other, more potentially serious issues (like hormone problems, fibroids…and rarely cancer), so ALWAYS discuss any changes with your doctor and schedule an appointment to rule these out.

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Get in touch: (305) 615-6147 [email protected] www.miamiobgyns.com

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