Every woman experiences her midlife years differently, but they all have one thing in common – menopause.

Menopause occurs when a woman stops menstruating, signaling the end of her reproductive cycle. All women are born with a finite number of eggs, and this number dwindles as they age. During this time, the ovaries also begin to produce less and less estrogen and progesterone.

This generally occurs between the ages of 45-55 in most females, and can cause a wide variety of side effects, including:

  • Hot flashes – hot flashes, or a sudden feeling of heat, is the most common symptom of menopause.

  • Night sweats – many women also experience night sweats; episodes of nighttime sweating that can leave your nightclothes and bedding soaked.

  • Sleeping problems – insomnia is another symptom of menopause.

  • Moodiness – frequent mood swings, irritability, and feelings of depression are all common.

  • Urinary problems – women going through menopause may have trouble controlling their bladder and are more susceptible to urinary tract infections.

  • Changes in libido – it is very common for women to have a low sex drive when experiencing menopause.

  • Hair loss – hair thinning and hair loss may also occur.

Many woman begin experiencing these symptoms 3-5 years before menopause actually occurs. This is known as perimenopause. During this period of time, many women can benefit from hormone-boosting therapy. These medical treatments can restore estrogen and progesterone levels in the body, reducing certain menopausal symptoms.

If you are experiencing the symptoms listed above, consider seeking professional treatment from the experts at NuWave Medical, PLLC. Our Bioidentical Hormonal Therapy (BHRT) is designed to naturally replenish your hormones, allowing you to feel good and function at your best. Take our online quiz to find out if BHRT is right for you, or call us for a free consultation at (631) 343-7144.