What to Expect Post Menopause

What to Expect Post Menopause

Do you know what to expect post menopause? Are you in the 45 to 55 year-old age bracket, experiencing radical physical and mental changes that aren’t what you expected or wanted?

 

When a woman reaches around 45 to 55 years of age, the body begins to go through many changes, and the major culprit behind these changes is a significant drop in estrogen and progesterone levels – the reproductive hormones. As a result, the menstrual cycle can become irregular, and then stop completely. When you haven’t had a period for twelve months you are considered postmenopausal. No need to worry about what to expect post-menopause – we put together a few of the basics for you.

 

You’re not alone – millions of women are going through the same thing. And many have found relief and quality of life through solutions such as Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Due to the lowering of hormone levels during post menopause, you can expect several changes, both mental and physical.

  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness and thinning
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Mental fogginess
  • Hair loss
  • Drop in libido

Symptoms vary in intensity and duration from woman to woman. You may experience some or all of these symptoms, to a greater or lesser degree. 

Other Post-Menopausal Challenges

There are a few more serious symptoms some women experience during post menopause.

  • Raised cholesterol level
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Heart attack
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Osteoporosis
  • Raised glucose level

During this time, it may seem like the postmenopausal symptoms will never end. But there is hope. There are host of things that you can do to help get through this potentially challenging time. 

 

Know what to expect post-menopause and be ready for whatever life sends your way.

Post-Menopause Remedies

During post menopause, there are steps you can take to lessen the symptoms.

  • If you smoke – QUIT!
  • Exercise on a regular basis.
  • Meditation, along with activities that relax you, helps reduce low moods.
  • Be sure to include foods that are rich in phytoestrogens – plant-based estrogen. This includes flaxseed, legumes and whole grains.
  • Calcium-rich foods help strengthen bones, and include spinach, yogurt and cheese. Taking vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium.
  • Use a natural vaginal lubricant.
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can reduce the symptoms by replacing dropping estrogen and progesterone levels with safe, natural hormones.

Enjoy Your Post-Menopausal Life

Your body goes through so many challenging changes during post menopause that being happy and feeling good can seem like a thing of the past. But life doesn’t have to be so hard during this time. Entering into your fifties should be a time of new discoveries and adventures, enjoying family and friends and feeling good about yourself. If you follow the above items, you can lessen the symptoms so you are able to enjoy life. Diet changes, exercise, relaxing activities and BHRT are just a few of the steps you can take to stay healthy when you know what to expect post-menopause.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Post-Menopause

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an important part of staying healthy and happy during post menopause. When it’s time to get started, give the specialists at LoveJoy Hormone Clinic a call. We use BHRT to successfully treat postmenopausal symptoms and get you on the path to taking back your life.

 

Call us at LoveJoy Hormone Clinic and schedule your free consultation. We can answer all your questions about BHRT and we will guide you on the path to good health. You can also download our free e-book.

More About What to Expect Post-Menopause

Here are a few other resources to help you in your journey through this phase of life.

 

Healthline

NHS

Have Questions?

Choosing a hormone replacement provider AND the right products for you can be overwhelming.

We help men and women every day on their journey to regaining their health, energy and zest for life. We recommend starting by downloading our free e-book below to learn more about BHRT

 

Our consultations consist of 3 elements:

  1. Draw a blood panel to asses your current hormone levels. (These blood panels may be reimbursable by your insurance company.)
  2. A free 1-on-1 private meeting with one of our hormone experts to review your hormone levels and how that correlates to your current well-being.
  3. Customized plan to provide the exact hormones and dosage to get you back to loving your life.

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