Understanding perimenopause

Perimenopause is a time in a womans life in which many changes occur in her body. The perimenopause period can create instability in a womans life. To start with, the menstrual is erratic, and this affects nearly every aspect of a womans physical, mental and emotional health. The menstrual cycle is erratic because ovulation, (egg release) is erratic, and ovulation is the timekeeper that helps to regulate the menstrual cycle. Most women experience someof the following symptoms during perimenopause:

  • Erratic periods
  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability and depression
  • Low sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bloating
  • Urinary leakage or urgency
  • Aches and pains in muscles and joints

 

Perimenopause is often misdiagnosed and improperly treated. This is why it is important to recognize the symptoms and discuss them with an Atlanta hormone specialist. Incorrect treatment can make the symptoms worse, and lead to an increase in a womans risk for serious illnesses. Consider the following tips to help you adjust during perimenopause.

 

  1. Exercise regularly

Exercise can help you healthy mentally as well as physically. Start slowly and build your stamina gradually. If you are not excited about the idea of sweating it out in a gym, brisk walking is a great way to go. Cycling and swimming do wonders for cardiovascular health. It is strongly advised that if you smoke take action to quit.

 

  1. Proper diet and nutrition

Consult with your Atlanta hormone doctor to determine if your diet is balanced. You should be eating lots of green, leafy vegetables; protein at every meal; and lots of wholegrains. Your doctor will make recommendations to ensure that your blood sugar and hormones are in balance.

 

  1. Get proper rest

It is important to develop regular sleeping habits. You may need to keep your cell phone and TV out of the bedroom.Make your bedroom a device free sanctuaryat night. Avoid caffeine after 12 noon.Determine a regular bedtime routine, that incorporates relaxation aids such as aroma therapy, a relaxing bath, a good book, or mood music.

Treatment for perimenopause in Atlanta GA

If you are concerned about symptoms and you are seeking holistic and natural healthcare, Taylor Medical Wellness in Atlanta, GA is the answer. You will meet Internationally known hormone experts, functional medicine doctors and healthcare professionals who are focused on providing anti-aging, aesthetic and weight loss healthcare to people of all ages. If weight loss is your goal, you will receive a customized weight loss plan that utilizes state of the art testing to access your metabolism and to determine your ideal calorie intake. No guesswork, just an effective program that is specifically tailored to your nutritional needs.

 

For those interested in disease prevention, we provide testing and treatment for hormonal imbalances, neurotransmitter imbalances, gastrointestinal problems, nutritional deficiencies and more. We offer nutritional therapy, healthcare screenings, weight loss programs, and wellness counseling. Our goal is to help you to reduce your risk for health illnesses that are associated with diet, nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle choices. If you are intent on being healthy or feeling better, Taylor Medical Wellness, Weight Loss and Aesthetic Group can help you achieve your goals