Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Women Health: Peri-Menopause - The Diagnosis

Kyle J. Norton(Scholar, Master of Nutrients), all right reserved.
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Peri-Menopause is defined as a condition in which women are experience the irregular menstrual cycle due to the hormonal decline gradually, including shorter, longer, heavy, light period and some menopause symptoms. Perimenopause, in fact is a transition stage to menopause, and the length of this transition can be 3-10 years or longer. Once you have no menstrual period in 12 consecutive months, you have officially entered 12 months of menopause already.

                              The Diagnosis 

After recording your family history and a general physical exam, in most cases, urinary test may be necessary to rule out the change of pregnancy, if you are experience amenorrhea.
1. Blood for Follicle stimulating hormone
The normal of levels of follicle hormone is usually under 10, if you are experience certain symptoms of peri menopause, the levels of FSH is much higher.
2. Estradiol
Blood test of estradiol will show low levels of estrogen.
3. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)Testing of the levels of thyroid stimulating hormone to rule out TSH cause of symptoms of menopause.
4. Etc.

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