Are Your Perimenopause Symptoms Normal?
| Dr. Carrie Jones

Are Your Perimenopause Symptoms Normal?

In this episode, we interviewed Dr. Carrie Jones and talked about perimenopause—the phase women go through before hitting menopause altogether.

We covered a wide range of topics, including:

  • Introduction to Dr. Carrie Jones and her work at DUTCH Analytical
  • The real reason why people don’t hear more about this topic 
  • The symptoms of perimenopause that women can expect 
  • The environmental factors that can affect the severity of perimenopause symptoms
  • Why women experience mental health-related symptoms like anxiety, brain fog, and memory loss
  • What happens to women’s bodies on a cellular level that causes the symptoms
  • How estrogen and progesterone work
  • What is estrogen dominance and why it happens to women 
  • How common estrogen imbalance is especially during this pandemic and the common reasons behind it
  • The huge role that the GI tract plays in causing hormonal imbalance 
  • How women experience estrogen dominance during perimenopause
  • What is the best-case scenario for perimenopause  
  • What can women do to prepare for a much easier perimenopause 
  • [BONUS] The science behind blue and amber lenses in eyeglasses
  • How important sleep is with hormone production and our risk for disease
  • Practical tips to sleep better
  • Tips for men to support the women in their families better 
  • Herbs and supplements to mitigate the effects of perimenopause
  • The challenges of testing perimenopausal women
  • The different hormonal transitions men go through
  • Should you get hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • What to consider when you’re thinking of getting HRT
  • The lowdown on synthetic, bioidentical, creams, and pill forms of hormone administrations
  • Can perimenopausal women do HRT?

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