Think you’re too young for menopause? 4 signs you're wrong…

Even women as young as mid-30s should be on the look out for symptoms of perimenopause.While most women realize they will eventually reach menopause, many ignore the reality of perimenopause. This term refers to the process leading up to menopause, which should be taken just as seriously. All women should watch carefully for these symptoms—especially if you’re in your mid-thirties to forties.

  1. Sleep problems. Having difficulty sleeping or staying asleep is a common symptom of perimenopause. Sometimes minor hot flashes can be the cause of this problem.
  2. Mood swings. Perimenopause can affect your mood or feeling of well-being. Depression and irritability may become intense or frequent.
  3. Hot flashes. Although many women think hot flashes are only prevalent in menopause, they can be subtly evident in the years leading up to menopause. These flashes can be a major inconvenience in perimenopause, especially as it begins to affect your sleep or well-being.
  4. Low libido. Perimenopause throws your hormones out of whack, which can lower your libido and sexual function.

If any of these signs are ringing a bell, perimenopause may be the cause. When this occurs, the problem is now your hormones. Perimenopause leads to an inconsistent level of hormones in your body. Because of that, you are experiencing the negative affects mentioned above.

You can rectify this by restoring your hormones to the normal levels. Medical clinics like The Broadway Clinic offer Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), which naturally increases those hormones so a patient can begin to feel like they did in their 20s. Fortunately for the patient, it decreases the symptoms of perimenopause and additionally gives back a sense of energy and well-being.


Learn more about BHRT now.

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