It may be an unavoidable cycle of life, but you don’t have to live with the symptoms and health declines that can accompany menopause. Michael J. Grossman, MD, is a regenerative medicine and anti-aging specialist who provides a wide array of age-defying therapies at his thriving practice, OC Wellness Clinic in Irvine, California. So whether you’re in the midst of it now or are starting the menopause countdown, schedule a visit at OC Wellness today to find out how you can protect your health. Call the office to book your appointment.
Strictly speaking, menopause occurs when you have not had a menstrual period for 12 months. However, your body begins to ready itself for menopause several years before that. Even as early as your mid-30s, your ovaries begin to produce less estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. For most women, the perimenopausal phase begins in their 40s and menopause hits at age 50-55.
During perimenopause, you may notice that your periods are shorter or more irregular. You may also note a loss of energy and decreased sexual desire. As you progress closer to actual menopause, you may develop:
All these symptoms are in response to hormonal fluctuations and imbalances, which create real physical changes as well as the “emotional” issues many women find so difficult to deal with.
It’s different for every woman and some of the physical changes may be due to aging as much as menopause, but you may be at increased risk for:
There’s no way to stop the clock, but many of the treatments offered at OC Wellness effectively stall the deterioration of your health as you age, including the aging effects of menopause.
You can start by having your hormone levels checked as early as possible, even by age 40. At OC Wellness, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is often the mainstay of anti-aging treatment strategies.
For complete details of all the services we offer regarding menopause, schedule a visit at OC Wellness today. We can partner with you through menopause and provide the care you need to look and feel your best. Call the office or book your visit online.