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  • Hormone imbalances cause premenopause and menopause symptoms. Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is the hormone responsible for helping the ovaries to be stimulated enough to produce eggs. As levels of FSH fall, premenopause begins leading the way for menopause. Testing your FSH levels determines whether you are in premenopause.

    Testing

    Online, Safemenopausesolutions.com has a hormone balance test you can take to see if the signs and symptoms you are experiencing are those of premenopause. This test determines the hormones that you might need for treatment. The hormone saliva test is another test for premenopause. It tells you what your own hormone levels are. The Ru25 FSH Menopause test is a home test for both premenopause and menopause. Using your urine samples, this test determines levels of your hormones. Doing this test at home allows you privacy. Blood drawn at your doctor's office is another method that will show what your FHS levels are doing. Should the results come back elevated or lowered, your doctor will call you back to redo the testing. If the FSH levels are low, that is an indicator of premenopause.

    Symptoms of Premenopause

    We all know about the hot flashes that can drive you crazy. In addition, other symptoms cause the entire body to rebel. Aching joints, allergies, mood swings, always being tired, depression, dizziness, brittle hair, itchy eyes, hypoglycemia, heart palpitations, cold hands and feet, migraines, not sleeping well and night sweats are all symptoms of premenopause. You might even experience cognitive difficulties like brain fog or slow processing of information. Know that these are really happening and not in your head.

    Stages of Premenopause

    As you go through this period, changes are happening to create hormonal imbalance. These changes can take 2 to 10 years. Less estrogen is produced, and FSH increases. Hormonal changes between these two hormones cause your menstrual cycle to stop completely. Until you have gone without a period for 12 consecutive months, you are premenopausal. If you have gone through a 12-month time without a period, you are postmenopausal. You can still get pregnant during that premenopausal period.

    Untreated Menopause Symptoms

    During the process of premenopause and then menopause, you can lose bone calcium and have osteoporosis, find that your blood pressure is rising, and be experiencing depression and low sex drive. It is necessary to speak with your health practitioner to make sure you get treatment suited for your hormonal needs. Untreated symptoms will cause challenges later.

    Source:

    Safe Menopause Solutions

    Home Menopause Test

    Baby Boomer Caretaker

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