I always believed that peri-menopause was something that you didn’t have to worry about until you got really old. I really didn’t know that you should prepare for peri-menopause in your mid to late thirties. It wasn’t until I reached my forties that I was introduced to Suzanne Somers; she inspired me to educate myself about the ageing process. I started to learn about peri-menopause and menopause in advance, and now I know the importance of acting earlier than later. By replacing and balancing lost hormones you can make the next passage a pleasurable experience. Today, I’m living proof, at 52 years young that if you have a good understanding of this passage, it can become your most powerful weapon against fighting the negative symptoms of the ageing process.
For those of you who know little about peri-menopause, let me explain the passage.
Women start peri-menopause at different ages, and today, because of all the chemicals in the environment, the food we eat, and the topical products we use on our skin, it can start as early as in our thirties. Peri-menopause is the interval in which a woman’s body makes a natural shift from regular cycles of ovulation and menstruation toward permanent infertility, or menopause. Peri- menopause ends the first year after menopause (when a woman has gone 12 months without having her period).
For many years we have been lead to believe that this passage is about deterioration and despair, that it is just part of being a woman, so suck it up. But that’s the old-fashioned way of thinking. If you learn to balance your hormones early, you can ‘nip in the bud’ many if not all the negative problems associated with peri-menopause, so they don’t happen.
Symptoms of peri-menopause can be:
- Changes in your menstrual cycle (longer or shorter periods, heavier or lighter Periods, or missed periods)
- Breast tenderness
- Hot Flashes (sudden rush of heat from your chest to your head)
- Night sweats (hot flashes that happen while you sleep)
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
- Trouble sleeping
- Mood changes (mood swings, depression, irritability)
- Urinary urgency (pressing need to urinate more frequently)
- Increased body fat, particularly around the waist
- and a lot more as every women is unique and individual
Just reading all of peri-menopause symptoms freaks me out, who would want to put up with that, or with that person? It’s also not living a good quality of life for you and the people that you care for. The good news is you don’t have to suffer from any of these symptoms. Due to the advancements in anti-ageing medicine, peri-menopause can become an enjoyable journey.
However, it all begins with you learning how to balance your declining hormones. Every hormone is critical, and having just one that is low or missing will throw off your entire system. This eventually turns into nasty peri-menopause and menopause symptoms.
I am enjoying my peri-menopause passage; as a fit, healthy sexy woman, why not come and join me?
I hope that you find this a useful piece of information, as this blog is for you, feedback below is welcomed.
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