It isn’t called “the change” for nothing. The time from the onset of menopausal effects on a woman’s body to the time when the transition is complete can last several years, and have an impact on her entire life. NaProTechnology and the Creighton Model Fertilitycare™ System, [CrMS], offers a viable, natural solution for a woman who is suffering from the effects of perimenopause and who wants to feel in control of her body and health.
Menopause occurs when the ovaries cease functioning. This can be a slow process, which occurs over several years. A woman’s cycle will gradually become irregular over this period of time, and will perhaps last only two weeks, to be followed by one that lasts months. Fluctuating hormones during this time can cause affects from hot flashes to sleep disorders, depression, mood swings, and joint and muscle pain. The period from the beginning of the process to the completion of “the change” is called perimenopause.
The transition is said to be complete when a woman has not menstruated for twelve months, and is dated retrospectively from the last menstruation. Once the twelve months are complete, the woman is said to be postmenopausal. Even when a woman is postmenopausal, affects can continue due to the hormone changes that have taken place.
Menopause is not seen as a medical condition, but rather as a normal stage in a woman’s life. Therefore, the physical effects are viewed medically as just that, affects, rather than symptoms. They can, regardless of what they are called, have a serious impact on every aspect of a woman’s life. Fatigue, depression, muscle pain, even hot flashes can become a problem.
NaProTechnology and CRMS offer a woman a natural way to deal with these affects. The CRMS uses a woman’s own biological markers to determine when and if she is fertile. This can be helpful during the period of irregular cycles. The technology can help alleviate the uncertainty of knowing whether or not a woman has ovulated, and how close she is to the end of her cycle.
NaProTechnology also offers the opportunity for a woman to be treated with naturally produced bioidentical hormones, primarily estrogen and Progesterone. These hormones are identical to those already found in the body. With the ability to track a woman’s hormones, NaProTechnology