Holly L. Thacker, MD, discusses perimenopause, the time in your 40s where you go through many hormonal fluctuations. These can lead to very heavy or skipped periods. You don’t have to suffer from these — there are many treatment options. In your 40s we still do periodic Pap smears and HPV tests, and add other screenings, including diabetes, cholesterol and thyroid, to keep you healthy.
Both males and females have nurturing, mentoring and coaching abilities. And both sexes, after puberty, produce both androgens including testosterone and estrogen hormones which have protean effects throughout the body.