How Long Does Menopause Last?
How long does menopause last, is the most common question as it has most likely one of the greatest impacts on our lives.
We need to understand the difference between perimenopause and menopause.
Most of us refer to menopause for both.
Menopause is however a stage when the last menstrual period ceased and it had not returned for 12 month.
If menopause happens progressively in a natural way; it may usually start to manifest anywhere between mid forties to most likely late fifties. These are all very loose figures.
It is perimenopause we are questioning and that is anything between 2 to 8 years.
Once menopause is confirmed (no period for twelve months) estrogen and progesterone levels have dropped significantly. Ovaries; main source of estrogen ceased its production.
(Adrenals are the other source of estrogen)
To prepare ourselves for these changes we need to plan in advance. It is of upmost importance at the first signs of menopause to visit a doctor to ask about possibility of hormonal therapy. The prevention is an important factor.
If your doctor does not have satisfactory answers you need to see another one.
Till you get a satisfactory solution.
Each woman’s hormonal making is different and will need a completely individual approach.
It might be only progesterone, later estrogen and in addition for some a low amount of testosterone as well. A surprise as it comes; in many cases a pill can make your perimenopause a breeze.
We will discuss all of these in following articles.
If you are searching for how long does menopause last it is most likely you are seeking answers for prevention; or; how to make the transition least noticeable.
And that’s where hormonal therapy will need to be considered.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
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