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What is Menopause?
Menopause is the next evolution in a woman's lifecycle. Just as puberty is a significant milestone signaling the age of fertility and child-bearing, so is the advent of menopause a normal milestone event heralding the “new beginning” of the next stage in a woman's life. The hormonal hallmark of this transition is a change in the levels of estrogen, progesterone, and the androgens.
The word "menopause" is commonly used to describe the various physical, psychological, and emotional changes a woman experiences both before and/or after menstruation finally ends. By definition, natural “menopause” is a woman's final menstrual period under normal circumstances, and confirmed only after 12 consecutive months of being period-free. This hallmark signals that a woman has successfully transitioned from her reproductive years into her non-reproductive years. Natural menopause is described as having three stages: perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause.
When does menopause occur?
Menopause can only be definitively declared a full 12 months after your last recorded menstrual cycle has lapsed. Women living in the US generally experience natural menopause between the ages of 45-55 and the average age is 51. Women typically reach menopause around the same age as their mothers and sisters. And yet, some women enter this stage in their 30s, while others enter in their 60s. Premature menopause, another classification of menopause, is diagnosed when a woman in her 30s or even early 40s goes through menopause. It is often secondary to another event or disease process that strongly affects a woman's health.
If you are having symptoms you think are menopausal related, well, they most likely are just that, and it is recommended you share them with your healthcare provider to confirm it is in fact the beginning threshold of this normal life event. The evaluation as to the advent of perimenopause should be based on many simple factors like age, family history, personal medical history, and clinical evaluation, to be absolutely confident of your good health- and that perimenopause is the correct diagnosis.
What can I expect with my menopause?
The entire menopause experience is unique and specific to each woman. No menopause experience is exactly alike. The symptoms will start when they do and be what they will be- meaning some women could experience one or two mild symptoms on occasion for a few years; while for others, it could be many moderate to even severe lifestyle altering symptoms experienced many times throughout both day and night for 5-10 or even 20 years!
What is causing my menopausal symptoms?
While the precise answers to the exact causation remain unknown, menopausal symptoms are associated with nutritional status, lifestyle habits, shifting and declining hormone levels, plus genetics and epigenetics. A lowered estrogen level is frequently cited as “the” cause. While estrogen is important, and inadequate estrogen exposure long-term can contribute to some menopausal health concerns, it is still just a part of the full hormonal and symptom picture.
The good news is that a woman has tremendous influence over her personal menopausal experience. By incorporating healthy choices with smart, simple lifestyle habits, a woman is able to markedly improve her symptoms and reduce her health risks.
What are Hot Flashes, and what are Night Sweats?
These are the most common menopause-related symptoms and the leading reason women seek out help. They are sudden sensations of intense heat that often rise up from the chest or back to the neck, face and/or head. They can last from seconds to several minutes- seeming like hours- and can induce a profuse sweat and discomfort — sometimes followed by a clammy chill- with a few women noting “the big chill” only! Blood vessels near the skin surface begin to dilate with increasing blood flow. This produces a noticeable red, flushed appearance to the face and neck in light-skinned women. The heart rate may suddenly increase (tachycardia), or become strongly pronounced (palpitations), or even beat irregularly (arrhythmia).
A woman can experience hot flashes many times throughout the day, and last for many years or longer. They often begin years well before the final menstrual cycle, and can continue for many more years post-menopausal. Hot flashes that occur at night are called night sweats, which are not related to a simply overheated/over-dressed situation. Most women report that they do not last more than a few minutes, but they can occur multiple times through the night, and cost hours of missed sleep. Night sweats can absolutely drench sleepwear and sheets. They frequently disrupt sleep because the body temperature can be so erratic and constantly changing.
What is going on... I don't even recognize myself?
As a woman ages, her body naturally changes, including lowered metabolic rate, decreasing hormonal levels, lowered nutritional status and lean body mass loss. As the body is adjusting itself to this shifting internal environment, the transition is often punctuated with wide-ranging erratic and disruptive symptoms that can affect almost every aspect of a woman's life including, physical, emotional, and psychological manifestations. This is normal, yet can be very unnerving and unsettling. These symptoms of menopause can be limited to a few mild symptoms appearing occasionally with little notice, all the way to experiencing many intensely uncomfortable symptoms frequently. Profemin™ can help you feel like yourself again, and get back to what you most care about.
What exactly is Profemin™?
Profemin™ is a dietary supplement that was formulated to utilize the synergistic benefits of three Asian botanicals that have been used for hundreds of years throughout Asia. Profemin™ is a patented blend of Angelica gigas nakai extract, cynanchum wilfordii extract, and phlomis umbrosa extract. Profemin™ is a safe, natural, state-of-the-art modern health solution for menopausal relief without the use of hormones. In addition, Profemin™ is a gluten-free supplement.
What symptoms does Profemin™ relieve?
Profemin™ has been scientifically shown in a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study to significantly improve the physical and psychological symptoms of menopause including:
- Hot flashes
- Cold sweats
- Night sweats
- Trouble sleeping
- Moodiness or feeling blue
- Tired feelings
- Vaginal dryness
- Aches and pains
How many capsules of Profemin™ should I take?
You should take 1 capsule of Profemin™ 2 times a day as a dietary supplement, with or without a meal.
How quickly will I see results? Are there harmful side effects?
In the double-blind placebo-controlled study, over 96% of the women taking Profemin™ had significant improvement in at least 4 of the major symptoms of menopause by the end of the first 6 weeks, and many women reported results within the first week. Every single lot of Profemin™ is independently tested and verified for purity and for the absence of Pesticides and Heavy Metals like Lead.
Is Profemin™ the right choice for me?
Profemin™ is a safe and effective alternative to more dangerous menopause treatments. Its natural botanicals are standardized and every bottle is encapsulated in the US in accordance with strict FDA guidelines. Profemin™ is based on nature's answers to women's unique health challenges, and is backed by the latest scientific testing and quality control.
Now is the best time to take even better care. One step at a time; and always keep walking toward health. Even if you are just starting out, making simple lifestyle changes can have a profound positive effect on your menopausal symptoms, plus supporting your overall health. Make Profemin™ an integral part of your menopausal health strategy and live the best years of your life fully and freely on your terms!