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
This study details the success of homeopathic treatments for perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.
There are a number of female hormonal homeopathic remedies for perimenopausal symptoms including Sepia, Pulsatilla, and Lachesis. When deciding on the remedy to take look at your health in its totality and all the emotional and physical symptoms.
To obtain a 'Menopause Relief Naturally' guide, download here.
Is homeopathy for you?
Homeopathy is used all over the world for so many health issues, including perimenopausal issues. If you would like support during the menopause, feel free to contact me if you think I may be able to help.
If you would like to speak to me about how homeopathy may help with perimenopausal issues I offer a free 30 minute discovery call. During this call, we talk about you, your symptoms, and how they are affecting you. I will ask you some questions to see if homeopathy may be beneficial to you.
I am always happy to hear from you.