Hormone Balance and Postmenopause 

Even as the chaotic symptoms of menopause begin to wane, women can still find themselves struggling with a flurry of similar health conditions. Discover all of the most important aspects of postmenopause, including the most common symptoms and how to address them.

What is postmenopause? 

Postmenopause is the time in a woman’s life when the ovaries stop releasing eggs and menopause officially ends. A woman is considered to have entered postmenopause when her body has gone at least 12 consecutive months without releasing eggs and experiencing a period. This phase usually begins for women in their 40s or 50s, with 51 being the average age of a woman experiencing her final period and entering postmenopause. 

Once the ovaries stop releasing eggs, the levels of estrogen and progesterone drop swiftly. While this transition happens to every woman, this abrupt change to the endocrine system can have large impacts on overall health and wellness.

What are the symptoms of postmenopause?

Women will probably notice that postmenopause shares many of the same symptoms as menopause, including:

Weight Gain
Unexplained Weight Gain
or Weight Loss
Brittle or Weak Bones
Brittle or Weak
Poor Sleep
Poor Sleep
Irritability and Anxiety
or Anxiety
Long Term Fatigue
Long Term Fatigue
w/o Reason
Low Libido Low Sex Drive
Low Libido
Low Sex Drive
Very Dry Skin
or Skin Rashes
Sensitivity to Cold and Heat
Changes in Sensitivity
to Cold and Heat
Unexplained or
Excessive Sweating

What are the best ways to address the symptoms of post menopause?

Fortunately, there is a wide variety of therapies and healthy lifestyle management habits available to women who struggle with postmenopause.

Regular Exercise

Studies have shown that regular exercise can have an overwhelmingly positive effect on the quality of life in postmenopausal women. Regular exercise can not only promote healthy weight management, but it can also support improved mood, cardiovascular function, bone health and cognitive function as well.

Healthy Diet

Research has found that a healthy diet consisting of whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and unsaturated fats can enhance overall health and wellness while reducing the risks of more serious health conditions like cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. A healthy, well-balanced diet should also be low in added sugars, saturated fats, trans-fats and sodium and include a moderate amount of meat protein and dairy products. 

Eliminate Alcohol and Smoking

Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can lead to a wide array of health issues on their own, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sexual dysfunction and more. These two activities can also exacerbate some symptoms of postmenopause, including depression, sleep issues, hot flashes and night sweats. Quitting smoking and limiting alcohol consumption can help the body better respond to the symptoms of hormonal imbalance experienced during postmenopause.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is available for postmenopausal women who are trying to balance the levels of their various hormones, especially estrogen and progesterone. BHRT was designed to provide hormonal balance with plant-based hormones and address the symptoms of the various stages of menopause, including postmenopause. 

These plant-based hormones have also been designed to be chemically identical to the hormones in the human body, allowing for customized regimens without some of the risks associated with synthetic hormones. BHRT can be delivered in a variety of ways, including pills, capsules, creams, gels, patches, liquid injections and subcutaneous pellets.

BHRT has been recognized for its ability to address the symptoms of hormonal imbalance and help postmenopausal women enjoy:

  • More energy 
  • Stronger, learner muscles
  • Renewed sex drive 
  • Enhanced focus and mood

Enjoy greater vitality and enhanced overall wellness with EvexiPEL hormone pellet therapy 

Dr. Terri DeNeui, founder of EVEXIAS Health Solutions, developed the EvexiPEL Method after 15 years of research when she desired a superior form of hormone pellet therapy for women and men struggling with hormonal imbalance. The EvexiPEL Method optimizes comfort both during and between each insertion procedure for months of consistent hormonal balance.

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