Women’s Health

Understanding the True Impact of Menopause

Understanding the True Impact of Menopause

by Rachael Wojcik, FNP-C

Menopause, often overshadowed by the reproductive years, marks a pivotal shift in a woman’s life. This change brings profound hormonal changes which impact every single organ system. However, societal views and even the perceptions of women themselves can sometimes diminish its significance, often due to stigma or a lack of open dialogue with their healthcare providers. Let’s demystify menopause, exploring not just what it is but how it profoundly affects women’s health.

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Menopause

Menopause

by Dr. Fareen

MENOPAUSE…
WHAT IS YOUR BODY TRYING TO TELL YOU?

ARE YOU LISTENING?

By definition, women are said to be in menopause when they have gone one full year without a menstrual cycle. In women, the ovaries produce the majority of female hormones: estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, which control different processes in a woman’s body including her menses. To a lesser extent the adrenal glands will also make these hormones. As a woman approaches menopause, her ovaries make less and less of these hormones and she will rely on her adrenal glands to produce these hormones. This is why protecting and nourishing our adrenal glands before we move into the perimenopausal and menopausal phase of our lives is so important.

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