Perimenopause begins several years before menopause.
You may realise when you have reached menopause as you would have had no bleeds for 1 year.
During perimenopause, the ovaries gradually begin to make less and less oestrogen. Changes come on gradually so you may not be aware that you are perimenopausal.
You are on your way towards the next stage of your life! This is a great time to make beneficial changes.
Although there may be bad symptoms, there are some aspects of menopause that can be positive. You may have a sense of freedom and it is a good time for personal growth and to find out what you really want.
At what age does perimenopause start?
It usually starts in a woman’s '40s, but it can start in your '30s. The average length of perimenopause is 4 years but it can be much shorter or much longer than this.
In the last 1-2 years of perimenopause, the drop in oestrogen speeds up. It is at this time that you will probably start to notice menopausal symptoms if you haven't already.
Are you going through perimenopause?
The first sign of perimenopause is a disruption of your menstrual cycle. Your period may start earlier or later than usual. Some women have a month period-free but then have a heavier than usual period the next month.
If you have irregular periods and you have quite a few of these symptoms you may be perimenopausal or your hormones may need balancing out.
These are some signs of perimenopause. How many of these do you experience?
Worse PMT (pre-menstrual tension)
Hair loss or thinning
Digestive issues including nausea, constipation and bloating
Lifestyle Changes for Better Health During Perimenopause
Go organic - eat organic fruit and vegetables and use organic body products
Eat regularly to maintain a good blood sugar balance
Ensure you are eating foods so that you get the full spectrum of vitamins
Eat oily fish regularly as it contains essential fatty acids
Take probiotics or eat fermented foods
Eat walnuts, almonds, and seeds, which are rich in Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium
A lot of women have some Magnesium deficiency. Magnesium can be absorbed through Epsom Salt baths or Magnesium cream.
Yoga or other regular exercise is great for better health
You may find meditation works well for you
Homeopathy and perimenopause
Female hormonal homeopathic remedies for perimenopausal symptoms include Sepia, Pulsatilla, Lachesis, and Folliculinum.
A study details the success of homeopathic treatments for perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.
See further information about homeopathy for menopausal symptoms.
To obtain a 'Menopause Relief Naturally' guide, download here.
If you would like to discuss homeopathy for perimenopausal symptoms, feel free to book a free discovery call with me or email me.
Is homeopathy for you?
Homeopathy is used all over the world for so many health issues. Homeopathy may be used to balance out your hormones and change your perimenopausal symptoms. Whether you have a big health issue that is stopping you from getting on with your life, or niggly health 'annoyances', feel free to contact me if you think I may be able to help.
I am always happy to hear from you.