Perimenopause Symptoms and Treatment

Perimenopause refers to the hormonal changes that affects women in their 40's and 50's. As a women's reproductive system begins to change the amounts of hormones being produced, certain symptoms can start to manifest. Generally perimenopause refers to a decrease in the hormone progesterone being produced and causes changes to the menstral cycle itself. Women can experience heavier periods, irregular cycles, mood related changes, breast tenderness, increased urinary frequency and difficulty sleeping.

Perimenopause is generally diagnosed based on symptom presentation however, there are also a variety of testing methods that can determine the levels of hormones within the bloodstream. Once the hormonal imbalances have been determined, supplement protocols can be very helpful in balancing these imbalances and allowing women to live happy, healthy energetic lives. Women want to feel great forever and ensuring that your body negotiates peri-menopause smoothly is a huge part of that journey. At the Integrative Health Centre, we want to help you get through your hormonal journey and get on with the life you want by explaining exactly what is happening with your hormones and suggesting solutions that will help resolve any issues. To book an appointment with Dr. Chantelle Drobot please call us at 403-287-9201.