What is Perimenopause?

When does perimenopause start?

Perimenopause is the transitional time between the reproductive years and menopause. During this time hormonal imbalances can occur due to declining levels of Estradiol, Progesterone, and Testosterone


The start of perimenopause will be different for every woman, but it can start up to a decade before menopause. For reference, the average age of menopause in the United States is fifty-one years old.

What are the common symptoms of perimenopause?

Common perimenopause symptoms can include: hot flashes, mood swings, anxiety or depression, reduced sex drive, difficulty losing weight especially around the abdomen, disrupted sleep, and more.

I haven’t changed my diet or exercise, why am I gaining weight?

The declining hormone levels during perimenopause can reduce your metabolism's efficiency, potentially leading to weight gain..

Why am I gaining weight around my belly?

Research suggests that women with lower estrogen levels, as in perimenopause, tend to have higher levels of abdominal fat.

How many calories should I be eating to lose weight?

Caloric needs for weight loss vary individually. It's essential to balance calorie intake for both weight loss and metabolic health. We address thism question on an individual basis in our program.

What makes your program unique for weight loss and hormone optimization?

Our program is tailored for busy people, and we prioritize efficiency. We offers scientifically proven education and actionable steps to help you achieve your goals. You'll benefit from individual appointments and other useful resources. Additionally, as a licensed healthcare provider, I can provide prescription therapies when indicated, ensuring a comprehensive approach to your well-being.

Can men participate in your program or is it strictly for women?

Absolutely, men can participate in our program. Just like women, men experience changes as their hormone levels begin to decline. These changes can include weight gain and the loss of the health-protective benefits provided by hormones. We are here to help both men and women achieve optimal health overall well-being.

Do I need to follow a specific diet?

No, you don't need to follow a specific diet. It's essential to maintain a healthy, balanced diet while minimizing processed and sugary foods. We'll help you create a nutrition plan during your program.

Do you recommend supplements?

We offer access to discounted, high-quality supplements if you decide to use them.

How much interaction will I get with you?

You'll have an initial consultation, a 2-month follow-up, and subsequent follow-ups every 3 months. Plus, we provide a secure text chat option for non-emergent questions outside of your scheduled appointments.

Do you hold group sessions?

Group sessions are coming soon!

What is the cost of your program and do you accept insurance?

We do not accept insurance, but you can use your health insurance for lab testing and medications if you meet the criteria. Your HSA or Flex card can cover consultation and follow-up visit costs, subject to your individual healthcare plan's eligibility.

How do I get started?

Ready to begin your journey? Click here to complete a short intake form and schedule a free call with our team. If you have more questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out via email: info@feelbetteraz.com or phone 602-622-7069. We're here to help you every step of the way.

What if I am unhappy with my purchase?

Please note that this is medical care, and it is non-refundable.

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