Menopause - the Change of Life What is Menopause?
Menopause is the transition women make from being fertility to infertile.
This means periods stop.
It generally occurs between the ages of 45-55 years although some women go through it earlier and some later.
Other conditions and circumstances can induce menopause such as:
Menopause is NOT A DISEASE!
It is a natural time (transition time ) in your life.
You are not broken and your body was designed to do it naturally.
Unfortunately many women in western societies suffer symptoms of hormone imbalance during this time, as discussed below.
You are not broken though, just need help with balancing your hormones. Measure them here.
For many women around the world menopause is a celebration of life. They transition nicely.
Menopause is technically 12 months since your last period.
Occasionally women will have a random period but then nothing
Blood test will show an elevated FSH
Saliva is not diagnostic BUT very helpful working out whether your body is making too much of a hormone (and needs it clearing out) or not enough of a hormone (and help making it).
Remember this is a natural time in your body and you don't need "treatment" just hormone balancing.
This can be sufficiently achieved with healthier eating, exercising and using hormone balancing herbs.
I have more on this in my 8 week program here, or you can contact me about my menopause program that runs for 6 weeks at various intervals over the year.
If you want to measure your hormones (which I highly recommend) do so here.