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is a natural biological process in a woman's life that marks the end of
reproductive years - it's a time when a woman's ovaries stop producing eggs.
While menopause is an inevitable phase of life, it is still regarded as taboo, surrounded
by misinformation, fear, and misunderstanding. To help break the stigma
associated with menopause, here is what menopause is and the options available
for women who experience symptoms.
typically begins around 50 in most women, although the age range can vary from
the late 30s to the early 60s. The onset of menopause is often marked by
irregular periods, and as menopause progresses, menstrual periods become less
frequent until they eventually stop altogether. The leading cause of menopause
is the natural decline in the production of reproductive hormones by the
decline in hormones, namely estrogen and progesterone, can cause a range of
physical and emotional symptoms. These symptoms can include hot flashes, night
sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and sleep disturbances, to mention a few.
For some women, menopause can be an emotionally challenging time, as it
signifies the end of their reproductive life.
must understand that menopause is a natural process, not a disease. Women
experiencing menopause symptoms should not feel ashamed and seek medical help
if necessary. Women can learn how to manage their symptoms and improve their
quality of life through healthy lifestyle choices, such as regular exercise, a
healthy diet, quitting smoking, and reducing alcohol and caffeine intake. However, sometimes this is not enough.
tests available to check hormones levels
To determine if a woman is in menopause,
healthcare providers usually order blood tests to check hormone levels. The primary hormones tested during menopause
diagnosis include follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone
(LH). These hormones are produced in the pituitary gland and are responsible
for stimulating the production of estrogen and progesterone in the ovaries.
During menopause, the levels of estrogen and progesterone decline, resulting in
alterations in FSH and LH levels in the blood.
By checking FSH and LH levels, a healthcare
provider can determine if a woman is approaching menopause, is in perimenopause
(transitional phase to menopause), or has already reached menopause. Elevated
levels of FSH, combined with low estrogen levels, can indicate that a woman is
in menopause or is approaching it.
is the information about some tests that can be done to check if you're in
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Test: The FSH test measures the levels of
follicle-stimulating hormone in the blood. This hormone promotes the growth of
ovarian follicles, and a high level of FSH in the blood indicates decreased
ovarian function. Women who are going through menopause have
higher-than-average levels of FSH.
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Test: Luteinizing hormone is responsible for
triggering ovulation, and its levels rise abruptly around menopause. The LH
test measures its levels in the blood, and an elevated level of LH typically
points to approaching menopause.
Estradiol Test: Estradiol is an estrogen produced by the ovaries. During the
early stages of menopause, estrogen levels fluctuate, which can lead to
menopausal symptoms. The estradiol test aids in determining the extent to which
a woman's hormone levels have begun to decline.
tests that may aid in confirming menopause include the Anti-Mullerian Hormone
(AMH) test, Inhibin B, and the Antral Follicle Count (AFC) test. However, these
tests are less commonly performed to diagnose menopause.
is not typically tested as part of diagnosing menopause however, testosterone
levels may be evaluated in special cases, including women experiencing symptoms
like low libido or if they have other medical concerns around testosterone
is primarily a male hormone but is also present in women in small amounts, and
its levels in women gradually decrease with age. Still, testosterone levels do
not show a significant decline at menopause. Testosterone levels are not
typically used to diagnose menopause or determine the stages of menopause.
Instead, healthcare providers primarily rely on the measurement of FSH and LH
levels to evaluate hormonal changes and diagnose menopause.
to alleviate menopausal symptoms
medical treatments are available for women who experience severe or distressing
symptoms. These treatments include hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which can
help alleviate symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. HRT involves
taking estrogen and sometimes progesterone in the form of pills, skin patches,
creams, gels, or vaginal rings.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can be a comfortable and effective option for
managing menopausal symptoms, not all women can use this treatment. Factors
that may make a woman ineligible for HRT or who must be cautious when taking
History of Breast Cancer: Women with a history of breast cancer, particularly
hormone receptor-positive cancer, should not use hormone replacement therapy.
Estrogen can promote the growth of breast cancer cells, so hormone therapy can
increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence.
Cardiovascular Disease: Hormonal replacement therapy might increase the risk of
cardiovascular diseases in some women, especially those with a history of heart
attack or stroke. Hormones can increase the blood clotting risk and trigger
cardiovascular conditions, so women with heart disease need to talk to their
doctor before opting for HRT.
Liver Disease: Women with liver disease often cannot process hormones
effectively. A woman with a history of liver disease or elevated liver enzyme
levels may encounter problems when taking HRT.
Endometrial or Uterine Cancer: Women with a history of endometrial cancer or
uterine cancer or who have abnormal vaginal bleeding should consult a doctor
before considering HRT. Estrogen alone, given to women who have had a hysterectomy,
raises the risk of endometrial cancer.
Blood Clotting Disorders: Women who have blood clotting disorders should avoid
hormonal replacement therapy because estrogen increases the blood's clotting
factor levels. If women with clotting disorders need hormonal therapy, their
doctor will prescribe a non-oral method, such as a skin patch, to lower the
medication's impact on the liver.
natural alternative to alleviate menopause symptoms
Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT) does not suit all women, we have created
Triomphe. This natural product can help alleviate menopausal symptoms without
all the risks of HRT.
is composed partially of soy isoflavones extracts. Isoflavones are plant-based
compounds structurally similar to estrogen. They are believed to be better than
HRTs for certain menopausal women because they have fewer risks and side
Isoflavones work by binding to estrogen receptors in the body and
thereby can mimic some of the effects of estrogen without causing the same side
effects as HRT. Additionally, isoflavones have been shown to have antioxidant
and anti-inflammatory properties, which may provide additional health benefits.
Triomphe’s second component is Humulus
Lupulus (hops). Hops are a type of plant that contain
compounds called phytoestrogens, which can mimic the actions of estrogen in the
body. During menopause, when levels of estrogen naturally decline, hops may
help to balance hormone levels by providing a mild estrogenic effect.
Studies have shown that hop extract
supplementation may reduce the frequency and severity of menopausal symptoms
such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and insomnia. Hops may also help
to prevent bone loss, which is common in menopausal women due to the decrease
in estrogen levels. Additionally, hops have been found to have a calming effect
on the nervous system, which can be beneficial for menopausal women who
experience anxiety or irritability.
We have created Triomphe specifically for
women who prefer a natural alternative and to ensure that those who cannot rely
on HRT have an effective option to relieve their menopausal symptoms.
Whichever option is best for you, it is essential
to remember that menopause is a natural process, not a disease. Women who have
unpleasant symptoms of menopause should not resign themselves to living with them
but find the solution that suits them best to enjoy this new stage of life.
If you would like to learn more about Triomphe
or make an appointment to check your hormone levels, call us at (450) 619-1414
or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org please note that a prescription from a licensed
physician is always required for biomedical tests.
Learn more about our product, Triomphe and suggested product bundles based on your most severe menopausal symptoms.