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Since: May 13
#1 May 15, 2013
I'm here to talk about perimenopause, this is the stage in a woman's life that occurs a few years before hitting menopause, when the ovaries start slowly reducing the amount of estrogen being generated.
During this transitional stage in a woman's life, the estrogen and progesterone levels rise and fall quite a bit.
Perimenopause lasts until a year after menopause starts, which is 12 months when menstruation has completely stopped for.
So I have heard a lot of people ask if they can still get pregnant while going through this transitional stage in there life. and the answer is YES
Some symptoms would be:
- hot flashes
- irregular menstruation periods
- mood swings
- decreased libido
- breast tenderness
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#2 May 17, 2013
Estrogen and progesterone levels don't rise and fall quite a bit during perimenopause. That is not accurate. Hormones are produced in a rhythmic cycle according to the phases of the moon for all women. In perimenopause, the hormones begin to decline at a more rapid rate to where the estrogen is so low that it triggers menopause and periods cease.
Where are you getting your information?
Since: May 13
#3 May 17, 2013
You are right that the hormone levels decrease, during this stage, and when it finally decreases to the point that the ovaries are not releasing any more eggs and the menstruation finally ceases. But as your body is transitioning into perimenopause that the changes are happening to your body, it is known to have the hormone levels rise, and then begin to drop.
#4 May 18, 2013
That is inaccurate. Hormone levels do not rise then begin to drop. The hormones work in a cyclical fashion with the phases of the moon. Even women who no longer have periods go through cycles. A woman's estrogen begins to rise on day six and peaks at day 12 with another smaller peak at day 21 of her cycle. Progesterone lays low for the first part of the cycle and begins to increase around day 14 with a peak at day 21 then drops of by day 28. Testosterone stays relatively static until day 12 then peaks at day 14 and goes back to the the static level by day 16.
As the hormones decline, this triggers the aging process and our bodies respond with the degenerative diseases of aging. We take prescription medications to treat hormone deficiency symptoms. If you restore hormones naturally back to optimal levels and mimic the rhythmic cycle, the degenerative diseases of aging begin to diminish.
T.S. Wiley wrote about this very thing in her book entitled Sex, Lies, and Menopause. It's worth the read.
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