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Birmingham Gynecology – Menopause and Mood Disorders

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Menopausal transition, or perimenopause, is the period between the onset of irregular menstrual cycles and the last menstrual period.

The average age of the first symptoms of menopause is 47.5 years, although it’s very possible for this to occur in the late 30’s as an “early onset”.

It’s also possible that you could deal with these symptoms up to 4 years before the actual onset of menopause.

Birmingham Gynecology – Menopause Symptoms

Side effects of this change to your body are:

  • Fatigue
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Irritability
  • Prolonged and heavy menstruation
  • Decreased fertility
  • Vasomotor symptoms
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased libido

Most women transition to menopause without experiencing psychiatric problems, however, an estimated 20% experience depression at some point during menopause.

The strongest predictor of depressed mood was a prior history of depression, along with fluctuations in reproductive hormone levels associated with depressed mood.

Menopause is a big change in your life, but it doesn’t have to be frustrating or depressing. There are treatments available to you to make this transition in life much easier.

As your physician I’m passionate about providing you with healthy and safe alternatives to enhance your life and well-being. As a result I decided that BioTE®Hormone Pellet Therapy is the right choice for many of my patients.

I know that restoring and balancing one’s hormones makes a huge impact to your quality of life.

BioTE® is safe and effective with no harmful side effects. 

If you have any of the following symptoms call us today and set up an appointment:

  • Depression
  • Irritability, mood swings
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Low sex drive
  • Memory loss, mental fog, confusion
  • Joint aches and pain
  • Night sweats or hot flashes

Tens of thousands of men and women have regained their lives thanks to BioTE®. I would like to invite you to learn more. Please call our office (205) 995-1009 to schedule a consultation and screening.

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