The changes in our metabolism and body systems that we associate with aging are variable, and manifest at different times in different individuals. Presbyopia, the difficulty in close up focussing that requires us to get reading glasses, may become problematic in the early forties for some, while others may not experience it until much later in life. Other aging associated changes like wrinkles from loss of elasticity in our skin, thinning, baldness or greying of our hair, or increasing middle-age spread, also become evident in individuals at different ages. As women, we become accustomed from puberty, to cyclical fluctuations in our physiology associated with hormonal changes. These effects are magnified as we transition through menopause and peri-menopause too is variable in timing and duration.
Today I speak with award-winning Clinician-Scientist, and 40+ year University of British Columbia Endocrinology Professor. Dr. Jerilynn Prior, about the Paradox of Perimenopause. Dr. Prior’s research and innovative concepts are changing women’s reproduction. She shows that progesterone must be in balance with estradiol for wellbeing and fertility during the premenopausal years, and for lifelong good health. In an upcoming episode, Part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Prior, we will be discussing healthy aging, the Growing Older Living Younger mission of aging gracefully and living younger, longer.
In 2002, Dr. Prior founded the UBC Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research. She is an internationally recognized thought leader on menstrual cycles, ovulation, perimenopause, menopause, osteoporosis prevention and treatment of night sweats. Her controlled trials show that progesterone decreases menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats, and increases bone formation.
To discover how to Reset Your Aging Blueprint and create your own roadmap to living younger as you grow older, you can schedule a free Discovery Call with me. Order your copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably here and join our private Growing Older Living Younger Community, to meet people, who like you, are discovering and sharing ways to age in great health.