Symptoms of Early Menopause: What are the Signs?

May 26, 2022 by Jeanette Maxey
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If you’re concerned about early menopause, you’re not alone. Many women are wondering what the symptoms of early menopause are.

The average age of menopause in the United States is 51, but it can happen as early as your 30s or 40s.

In this blog post, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of perimenopause and early menopause so that you can be better prepared. We’ll also offer some tips on how to cope with these changes!

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What are the symptoms of menopause?

The most common symptom of menopause is a change in your period.

You may have irregular periods, lighter periods, or no period at all. Other symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, loss of sex drive, and weight gain.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to talk to your doctor so that they can rule out other potential causes.

What are the symptoms of perimenopause?

Perimenopause is the transition period before menopause.

The average age of onset is 47, but it can start in your 30s or 40s. Symptoms of perimenopause include changes in your period (irregular, lighter, or heavier), hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, loss of sex drive, and weight gain.

Again, if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to talk to your doctor.

What can I do to get through perimenopause and menopause without being miserable?

There are a few things you can do to ease the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.

First, try to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy foods and exercising regularly. This will help your body cope with the hormonal changes.

Second, consider talking to your doctor about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT can help alleviate some of the symptoms of menopause.

Finally, try to find a support system whether it’s friends, family, or a support group for women going through menopause.

Can BHRT help with menopause?

Yes, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help alleviate some of the symptoms of menopause.

BHRT is a treatment that replaces the hormones your body is no longer producing. Bioidentical means that  the hormones are identical to the ones your body made when you were younger. BHRT can be taken in the form of injections, rapid dissolving tablets (RDTs), pills, patches, or creams.

If you’re interested in BHRT, talk to your doctor to see if it’s right for you.

If you’re experiencing any changes in your body that are concerning you, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor. They can help you determine if it’s menopause or something else. And remember, you’re not alone! There are many resources and treatments available to help you through this time in your life.

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