When you think about “menopause” what comes to mind? Is it “something that happens to women wayyy older than me?” If so, you may want to think again. While the average age of completing menopause is 51, most of us start the process much earlier than that – and perimenopause, the period of gradual changes leading up to menopause, often starts in the mid-30s. In today’s episode I speak with integrative healthcare practitioner Arianna Sholes-Douglas, MD, about the signs and symptoms of menopause, what doctors often miss, and why this big life change can be an opportunity for women to live more fully and freely.
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About Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas
Arianna Sholes-Douglas, MD, FACOG is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine and has been practicing medicine for three decades. She is the author of the best-selling book, The Menopause Myth: What Your Mother, Doctor and Friends Haven’t Shared About Life After 35. Dr. Arianna specializes in integrative women’s health, intimate wellness, and hormone replacement therapy.
Dr. Arianna is the founder of and visionary behind Tula Wellness and Aesthetics, a unique medical practice in Tucson, Arizona focusing on women’s health and beauty. Dr. Arianna, her husband, and their two children live in Tucson, Arizona.