What is the Menopause?
Menopause can be described as the stage in a woman’s life where her hormone levels have depleted, and her ovaries are no longer making and releasing eggs. Once a woman’s periods have completely stopped for a period of 12 months or longer you are officially in the menopause.
When does Menopause happen?
The Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 years and 55 years, but this does vary from person to person. And 1 in 100 women experience early menopause before the age of 40 years. Following your last period you can expect the symptoms to last around 4 to 5 years as your hormone levels start to balance out.
What are the common symptoms of Menopause?
There are many signs and symptoms of menopause, but symptoms do vary from person to person. For some women, symptoms are mild and unnoticeable but for many other women symptoms are severe and affect their daily lives.
Symptoms may include:
- Night sweats and/or hot flushes
- Urinary problems
- Difficulty sleeping
- Poor concentration and memory (brain fog)
- Vaginal dryness
- Aches and pains
- Changes in mood – anxiety, irritability, depression
How can the symptoms of Menopause be treated?
At Aeternum Aesthetics, our Specialist Nurse can provide effective treatment for your menopausal symptoms using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to help balance the depleted hormone levels that are triggering your symptoms. At this stage in your life hormone levels can fluctuate considerably causing hormonal imbalance. Hormones such as Oestrogen, Progesterone and testosterone are extremely important for bones, vaginal and urethral skin, brain function and cardiovascular health. By balancing and replenishing these hormones you will not only maintain your health but also improve your energy levels, mood and brain function.
Not only do we create a bespoke treatment plan with tailored bioidentical hormones, but we also consider your overall health including nutrition and lifestyle. Your treatment plan is tailored exactly to your needs to achieve the optimum hormonal balance.