We don’t know how much blood we can lose before we die, and we can’t think straight, so we’re wandering about in a haze while desperately needing sleep and fuming at our significant others. Well, if this happens to you too, welcome to perimenopause.
Today, we’ll look at what perimenopause is and its warning signs. Let’s dive in, shall we?
What is Perimenopause?
Perimenopause is the time of life before menopause, often known as the end of menstruation. During this period, you may encounter certain menopausal symptoms.
Menopause typically starts between the ages of 45 and 55 for most women, while perimenopause starts between the late 30s to early 40s. On average, perimenopause lasts between four and six years. In contrast, some women have it for just one year before menopause, while others experience it for up to ten years.
Perimenopause lasts one year from the end of your last menstruation. The next phase is known as postmenopause.
Why Does it Happen?
The transition into perimenopause occurs because, in most cases, the ovarian function typically declines gradually. As they progressively deplete their egg supply, their rate of reproduction slows. This alters your body’s hormone levels, particularly those of estrogen and progesterone.
Hormonal fluctuations may manifest in various ways, including but not limited to irregular periods and other common perimenopause symptoms.
Some common symptoms associated with this stage in life include:
If you’re suddenly overheated to the point that you must remove an outer layer (or two), you could suffer a hot flush. They are a natural consequence of the body’s estrogen and progesterone levels shifting and may be mild or severe, occurring during the day or at night.
Anxiety and Depression
It’s not surprising that many women experience negative emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety during perimenopause because of the increased sensitivity that comes with estrogen deficiency.
Women with a history of depression, especially postpartum depression or severe premenstrual syndrome, are more likely to have depression throughout the transition to menopause.
Changes in a woman’s capacity to think clearly, make judgments, and otherwise operate properly mentally are common complaints among women undergoing perimenopause or the early stages of menopause. As a result, if you have trouble remembering names or other details, it may be due to sleep disruption, which could result from things like night sweats, stress, or hot flashes caused by this stage.
When everything seems to be falling apart, it’s helpful to focus on the basics of good health: getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising regularly, and managing stress. By their very nature, transitions are often unsettling, and indeed, this is a major transition. However, you can take comfort in knowing that we’ll walk with you throughout this entire journey.
At CleopatraRX, we understand that you are an exceptional lady who must not let menopause get her down. Thanks to our exclusive blend of hormones that have been precisely adjusted, you’ll be able to begin the next chapter of your life as the best version of yourself. Contact us today or fill out the form below for more information.