Hormonal Changes During Your Cycle

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Hormonal Changes During Your Cycle

A recent post in WomansDay.com details changes that women may experience hormonally during their menstrual and post-menopausal phases and explains how women can take steps toward coping with the challenges associated with these hormonal changes.  The article goes on to highlight pointers by Dr. Bruce McLucas on estrogen levels and why it is important to keep track of irregular cycles.

The article breaks down the menstrual phases into four comprehensive weeks, in which each week details the hormonal changes that occur during that period and some tips as to how women can “feel at their best” during the respective phase.  The weeks are broken down as Post Period (Week One), Pending Ovulation (Week Two), Post-Ovulation (Week Three), and Your Period ( Week Four).

It is in the Post-Period phase that Dr. McLucas shares that, “women closer to menopause may experience an increase in estrogen, which is often called an estrogen ‘bath’”. This is in contrast to younger women who would be experiencing their lowest hormone levels during this time.  However, as this period serves as a sexual high point for women in menopause, Dr. Inga Zilberstein, MD, a  New york Ob-Gyn, gives the suggestion that women should try to “reconnect with their lover” and offers some helpful bedroom tips to take the plunge.

The article goes on to discuss advice given by Dr. McLucas which stresses the importance of monitoring menstrual flow. Dr. McLucas states that women with “very heavy or extended bleeding could indicate the presence of fibroids or other disease states such as precancerous changes or symptoms of endometriosis” and further encourages women with prolonged cycles to visit their doctor to get a check-up.

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