Perimenopause Symptoms In Women
The three phases of menopause (perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause) are brought on by the natural decrease of hormone production that takes place during the process of aging. However, even normal perimenopause symptoms can be stressful. Learn more about the normal perimenopause symptoms and explore how Biote Certified Providers may be able to help!
What Is Perimenopause?
Perimenopause is a name given to the beginning stages of menopause. Perimenopause includes changes in the menstrual cycle, trouble with incontinence, increased urinary tract infections (UTIs), decreased libido, low mood, and mood swings. Perimenopause symptoms may also include skin thinning, hair becoming brittle, and a weakening of bone density.
What Are the Earliest Symptoms of Perimenopause?
There are many symptoms associated with the beginning of perimenopause. Some of the most common early symptoms include reduction of the menstrual cycle, hot flashes, insomnia, discomfort with intercourse, and incontinence.
What Are Alternative Ways to Address the Symptoms of Perimenopause?
Exercise during the day, proper nutrition, getting as much rest as possible, and improving our bedtime routine may help reduce the severity of perimenopause symptoms. Some simple suggestions for improving our bedtime routine include not leaving mobile devices near the bed, avoiding foods that can reduce the quality of sleep, such as chocolate, caffeine, or alcohol, and going to bed at the same time every night. Problems controlling urination may also be lessened by strengthening the pelvic floor with Kegel exercises. Other self-directed treatments for incontinence can include abstaining from alcohol and drinking enough water.
How BHRT May be Able to Reduce Perimenopause Symptoms?
If these treatments aren’t enough, a Biote Certified Provider may help provide relief from perimenopause symptoms using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). This Method of hormone optimization helps rebalance a woman’s hormones and may help limit some perimenopause symptoms.