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About Menopause

Navigating menopause can be a stressful time. It’s hard to know what to expect, and sometimes it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction.

What Is Menopause?

Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive period, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55. The official criteria for being in menopause is going 12 months without a menstrual period. 


Menopause is triggered by changes in hormone levels and comes with a variety of symptoms. It’s important to remember that menopause is not a disorder — it’s a natural stage of life. 


By staying informed, you can navigate this stage of your life with grace and dignity. 

What Does Menopause Do?

Menopause is driven by changing hormone levels within a woman’s body. Over time, your ovaries lose their ability to produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone. 


When these hormone levels drop, your body stops ovulating. This causes menstrual periods to stop, signifying the onset of menopause. 

Symptoms, Causes, Side Effects of Menopause

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    The official criteria for being in menopause is a full year without a menstrual cycle, but there are some symptoms that indicate you might be in perimenopause — one of the stages of menopause. 


    Early menopause symptoms include irregular periods, hot flashes, sleep problems, and increased PMS, thanks to fluctuating hormone levels. 


    Although menopause is a natural process, there can be a lot of unwanted side effects. Some include:

    • Hot flashes and night sweats
    • Fluctuating mood
    • Insomnia
    • Vaginal dryness and decreased sex drive
    • Loss in bone density
    • Menopause weight gain.

    Forum Health’s Solutions for Menopause

    We offer customized menopause treatment plans.  Treatments may include the following:

    • Precision dosing of bioidentical hormone replacement (patches, creams, injections or pellets)
    • Vaginal estrogen
    • Dietary supplements
    • Lifestyle recommendations
    • Advanced hormone testing
    • Peptide therapy
    • Detox and estrogen metabolism optimization

    Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

    At many of our Forum Health clinics, we offer holistic menopause relief with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for women. We use professionally compounded Bioidentical Hormones tailored for your individual needs, so you can navigate this transitional phase without stress.

    Pellet Therapy

    Many patients respond positively to pellet insertion under the skin, which helps to balance hormones. Depending on the patient, we may also use creams, pills, injections, or suppositories. Pellet insertion is completely safe and effective, and is administered three to four times a year.

    Benefits of Pellet Therapy:

    Pellets are inserted half an inch under the skin in the upper-buttock area.

    A tiny incision of 1 cm is required to insert the pellet, which biodegrades under the skin. No stitches necessary!

    The recovery period is only a few days long.

    Pellets dissolve over a period of four months, releasing a steady dosage of hormones.

    No need to worry about daily or weekly doses!

    As it’s administered directly to you, you won’t have to worry about contaminating children or pets.

    *Some services may not be available at every clinic. Find a nearby integrative medicine clinic for more information.

    For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment today!

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    Menopause FAQ

    Yes, the do in a way, but for men it’s called andropause.

    Menopause belly refers to the increase in belly fat that many women notice occurring during menopause.

    No, you can’t get pregnant after menopause. Menopause signifies the end of ovulation, so once menopause begins, pregnancy is no longer possible. 

    Most commonly, women begin menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, but some can be earlier and some later. Sometimes premature menopause can occur due to surgical interventions, such as hysterectomy. Did you know: around 25 million women pass through menopause each year. (Source: The demography of menopause )

    There could be many underlying issues that are preventing you from achieving orgasm after menopause. That’s why it’s important to talk with a healthcare professional like our practitioners at Forum Health to help you find root-cause of your health challenges.

    Our providers can recommend specialty hormone testing like the Dutch Test and treatments like the Ultimate Menopause Solution that can help improve your sexual health and overall well-being.

    Menopause is usually diagnosed based on symptoms and how long it’s been since your last period. However, blood tests can measure your hormone levels to confirm.


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