Menopause (more accurately- perimenopause) is such a transitional time for women. Most women feel the shift in their hormones and ‘stop feeling like themself’. Many start to struggle with their ability to cope through their days, a task that was much simpler for them in the past. There are 2 main hormonal changes happening that are contributing to this:
- Your ovaries are failing (sorry). As this is happening you continue to get surges of estradiol because your ovaries are trying so hard to keep functioning. These surges make us feel out of sorts and often contribute to mental health concerns, poor mental clarity, reduced ability to focus and hot flashes.
- Your adrenal glands are tired (sorry #2). As a reminder, your adrenal glands are responsible for producing cortisol, our stress hormone. And for most of us- life is stressful. As women enter perimenopause there is a huge draw from our adrenals to make up for the shortcomings of your ovaries. If your adrenal are already “fatigued” and struggling, the transition into menopause is often more difficult.
I am here to tell you that you have options. You do not need to suffer through this transitional time. The amount of women that come into my office and tell me that their family doctors told them that “It is just Menopause” and not be given any options is really unfortunate. There are many supports available including herbal extracts, stress management techniques, dietary strategies and hormone replacement. The strategy I use is to thoroughly assess your hormonal levels, be specific with treatment targets and monitor to ensure improvement. You CAN and WILL feel better.
If you are interested in learning more about your hormones, our Hormone Optimization Program is a perfect place to start. You can read more about this here.
Feeling stressed and tired? I am offering a 2-hr Stress Workshop to educate you on how stress may be affecting you and strategies to better cope. You can learn more about this here.
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