Causes and risk factors
Many factors influence its onset: hereditary, ethnic, lifestyle (smoking and social discomfort anticipate it), late puberty and number of pregnancies. Perimenopause is a particularly critical period for the appearance of multiple symptoms the severity and frequency of which is highly subjective but affects more than 75% of women.
Which are the symptoms?
Symptoms determined by hormone deficiency that are most frequently found in menopausal women are as follows:
- hot flashes and night sweats
- weight gain and abdominal fatness
- mood lability, anxiety, depression and memory loss
However, different systems are also affected by hormone deficiency (osteo-articular, cardiovascular, urogenital, as well as integumentary and especially the skin), with the consequent establishment of diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, skin aging, urinary dysfunction and sexuality disorders.
How is it treated?
The prevention strategies and therapies that can be proposed for the management of climacteric symptoms are numerous and range from hormonal therapies to phytotherapy offering wide therapeutic spaces. It is appropriate to use personalized approach that takes into account the particularity and uniqueness of each individual and his or her unique clinical and personal history.
In the Menopause Center of our Institute, we offer the professionalism to accompany you in this particular phase of life and the multidisciplinary approach necessary for the management of any problem.