Your Second Spring – Managing Menopause
In our culture, we go out of our way to avoid talking about menopause. Many of us see this transition as the end of our productive years and the beginning of an out-of-control, downward spiral into old age. Just the thought of managing menopause is disturbing in the Western culture.
But did you know that in China and other Asian countries, menopause is celebrated and thought of as the second spring in the life of women?
It’s true, for many Eastern cultures, menopause is a time of profound transformation, where you draw on wisdom and experience to create a new, more authentic version of yourself.
As with any transformation, there will be challenges to deal with, but with our help, you can manage your menopausal symptoms and allow yourself to enjoy this time in your life. Let’s get into our second Spring by managing menopause!
What Is Menopause?
As we age, our reproductive system starts slowing down. First, our ovaries begin to produce fewer hormones, and eventually, our periods stop.
We reach menopause when you haven’t had your menstrual cycle for a whole year; this includes spotting.
Stages of Your Second Spring Transition
Reaching menopause is a process; it doesn’t happen overnight. There are three phases to menopause:
Perimenopause starts when your ovaries gradually begin producing less estrogen. Most women enter perimenopause in their 40’s, but it can start as early as in their 30’s.
Perimenopause lasts until you reach menopause, and it’s possible you won’t experience any symptoms until the last one or two years when estrogen levels decline more rapidly. This is when many women begin experiencing the unpleasant symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, trouble sleeping, mood swings, trouble concentrating, and vaginal dryness.
It’s important to understand that you will still get your period during perimenopause and could become pregnant.
This is the point when your ovaries stop releasing eggs, and you haven’t had a menstrual cycle for twelve consecutive months.
On average American women reach menopause at the age of 52, but it’s not unusual for women to become menopausal before or after that age.
This is the rest of your life after going through menopause.
At the onset of this stage, the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, start to ease. However, you may continue to experience these symptoms for a decade or longer after you reach menopause.
Not having your monthly period can be pretty liberating. However, low estrogen levels can increase your risk for certain health conditions, including osteoporosis and heart disease.
The good news is that hormone replacement therapy and making healthier lifestyle choices can significantly help to reduce these risks.
The Best Hormone Replacement Therapy
At Revivify Medical Spa, we pride ourselves on offering only our clients the best therapies and procedures.
Our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy from BioTE® is the best hormone rebalancing treatment available.
BioTE® uses synthetic hormones produced in a sterile laboratory. These are bioidentical hormones, meaning they share the same chemical structures as the ones your body creates naturally.
Therefore, your body assimilates, uses, and eliminates the hormones as if it had produced them, reducing the risk of adverse effects while providing all the benefits that healthy hormone levels offer.
With BioTE®, you will have a small pellet the size of a grain of rice planted underneath your skin. The pellet works with your body releasing precise amounts of hormones to maintain optimal levels.
Each person has different hormone requirements, but on average, pellets will need replacing every four months.
The procedure is minimally invasive, virtually painless, and requires no downtime so that you can return to your daily activities immediately after the pellet implant.
It’s time to enjoy your second spring! Book an appointment to learn more about how BioTE® can help improve your menopausal symptoms and help you live your best life.