Symptoms of Menopause Smithville Women Can Experience – NEX Wellness

Menopause is the point in time when a woman’s menstrual periods cease for 12 months or more. Menopause happens because the ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. The years leading up to menopause, is the time of menopausal transition, or perimenopause. Continue reading this post to find out more about menopause Smithville Ontario patients may experience, perimenopause, and natural treatments available at NEX Wellness.

What is Perimenopause?

Perimenopause, or menopausal transition, is the time leading up to a woman’s last menstruation. Menses can stop and then start again, perimenopause occurs until a year has passed since you’ve had a period. During perimenopause a woman will have changes in her levels of estrogen and progesterone, two female hormones made in the ovaries. Menstrual cycles may lengthen or shorten. You also experience menopause-like symptoms, such as hot flashes, sleep problems and vaginal dryness.

What are the Symptoms of Menopause?

Symptoms of Menopause Smithville women may experience can affect every woman differently. Some women have no symptoms, but some women have changes in several areas of their lives. It’s not always possible to tell if these changes are related to aging, menopause, or both. Some changes that might start in the years around menopause include:

Irregular Menstruation:

Your periods can come more often or less, frequently last more days or fewer, and be lighter or heavier. Do not assume that missing a couple of period’s means you are beginning the menopausal transition.

Hot Flashes:

Also called hot flushes, these are a sudden feeling of heat in the upper part or all of your body. Your face and neck may become red. Red blotches may appear on your chest, back, and arms. Heavy sweating and cold shivering can follow.

Difficulty Sleeping:

Challenges with sleep through the night. You may result from night sweats or hot flashes that result in perspiration during sleep. The result is more lethargy during the day.

Mood Changes:

You could have mood swings, feel crabby, or have crying spells. If you had mood swings before your monthly periods or if you had depression after giving birth, you may have more mood issues around the time of menopause in Smithville.

What Kind of Testing and Natural Treatment does NEX Wellness Offer for Menopause Smithville, Ontario Patients.

Having your hormone levels tested by a professional is the only way to find out if you are perimenopausal. At NEX Wellness, we will do a comprehensive hormone panel using salivary or urine testing to assess levels of the different types of estrogen, as well as progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and cortisol. Your health professional at NEX Wellness will use this information to put together a personalized plan of action to improve hormone balance, manage your symptoms and optimize healthy aging. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BRHT) is a specific treatment used to replace the endogenous hormones in the body.  This therapy is used to help relieve their peri-menopause and menopause symptoms for women in Smithville Ontario.

For more information about managing symptoms of menopause in Smithville patients and how you can get natural treatments done at NEX Wellness to relieve your symptoms, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. We can also be reached at (905) 692-9300 or 634-5000, Email: which can be found on our contact page.