Most women don’t experience real hormonal deficiency until the age of 45. However, during this transition the female hormones, estrogens and progesterone, are fluctuating.
- Androgens are increased, which will likely lead to the increase of hair growth at the body and mild hair loss.
- More insulin is produced at the pangreas, due to the weight gain that can occur during middle age, which in effect can lead to diabetes.
- Estrogen and progesterone are decreased, which can result in a variety of symptoms, the most frequent of which is sweating.
In any case, it is important to remember that this is a normal transitional period of the body, happening to all women. Most women experience it with easily manageable symptoms and there is no need to change your habits or your daily routine.
In collaboration with Dr Olga. E. Bikou, Obstetrician-Surgeon-Gynaecologist