You’ve probably heard of menopause, which officially occurs the year after you completely stop having a period – on average age 51. There is also a transition period before menopause that a lot of women experience, called perimenopause, which typically begins between 4 and 10 years before menopause.
During perimenopause, your hormone levels start to decline and your body begins to experience precursory symptoms such as:
- Hot flashes
- Infrequent or absent periods
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
- Mood swings
- Changes in skin and hair texture
The physiological symptoms caused by this decline in hormone levels can affect your moods, mind,
energy levels, sleep, and more. Women who experience symptoms may feel angry, tired, clumsy, forgetful, anxious, or sad. This is a common struggle, and while there is nothing you can do to stop your reproductive years coming to a close, there are steps you can take to minimize the aftermath of these hormonal changes.
- Support your adrenal health
- Minimize inflammation
- Sustain a healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
The best way to get a head start on managing the years leading up to menopause is to seek help from a holistic expert! Our office can get you on the right track and support your hormonal journey with as little discomfort as possible. Give us a call to learn more.