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Menopause should be something women look forward to as the time in their life they no longer worry about menstruation or pregnancy. There are some women that sail through this life event and are not bothered by the changes their body is going through, while others are still dealing with hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness that interferes with their sex life.
Talk to your doctor about CombiPatch (also known as Estalis Patch) that delivers a constant and controlled dosage of synthetic estrogen and progestin called Estradiol/Norethindrone Acetate to supplement your natural hormones that decline through the aging process and can cause your menopausal symptoms.
CombiPatch is worn on your skin below the waistline so there is less risk it will be rubbed off. Once placed as directed, the contents of CombiPatch are absorbed into your skin cells and to your bloodstream. This will supplement your estrogen level which is important for bone growth and regulation of other metabolic processes.
Progesterone is important for reducing your risk of cancer during menopause if you still have your uterus. Taking estrogen only (unopposed) means the cells from your uterine lining (endometrium) are not being expelled because you are not menstruating and they can build up in your uterus and turn cancerous. Progesterone reduces that risk by thinning the endometrium so there are less cells.
Menopause can cause many changes in your body, including increased urination, dry/wrinkled skin, mood swings, hair loss, weakened bones, and vaginal dryness. These are mostly due to falling hormone levels. Before menopause, comes perimenopause. During the last year or 2 of perimenopause, estrogen levels drop quickly. Your periods have not stopped as yet so you are still able to become pregnant.
Once you have gone at least 12 consecutive months without menstruating, you are considered to be in menopause and can experience some or all of the symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. Postmenopause, for many, means you have survived the symptoms but now you need to pay attention to avoiding osteoporosis and possible heart disease.
If there is a chance you may be pregnant, or you are still breast feeding your baby, check with your doctor before you apply a CombiPatch. Explain other medical conditions or allergies you have and tell your doctor about any current OTC or Rx drugs you use or take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so it can be determined if CombiPatch is safe for you.
Some professionals believe you only need estrogen after having a complete hysterectomy, so talk to your doctor and friends to decide for yourself. Keep CombiPatch safely out of children’s reach and away from pets. Do not place the CombiPatch on your breast. Do not wear CombiPatch if you will be on bed rest for any length of time, or travelling that involves extended periods of sitting