AMWM Hormone Experience
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Ali has been working with a wide range of patients requiring hormone treatment. One specific patient sticks out to her because this patient started her hormone replacement treatment past menopause and well into her retirement years. She originally came in with symptoms of overall weakness and fatigue, and muscle weakness. This current patient has been utilizing hormone treatments for 12 years now. The treatment has played a large role in keeping her independent, out of a nursing home, and buying her own groceries!
What is Menopause?
Menopause is thought to occur once a woman’s ovaries stop producing hormones, and also no longer have a period over the course of a year. They may experience hot flashes, night sweats, decline in overall energy. This occurs when ovaries are no longer producing Estrogen, Progesterone, or testosterone. All of these hormones are interconnected in relation to sleeping and stamina.
Another Common Hormone Deficiency: Perimenopause
Perimenopause occurs 5-10 years prior to the onset of menopause. It is characterized by the decline and fluctuation of ovarian hormone production that causes women to experience many subjective signs or hormone deficiency. Lifestyle changes may improve perimenopause symptoms in some women, others may need hormone replacement therapy.