Everything You Need To Know About Menopause - eBook

You’ve heard of it, you even think you might be close to it, but what exactly is menopause?

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Menopause is a universal female experience and refers to the time when a woman’s reproductive years come to an end. It’s estimated that 25 million women globally go through it each year.

Menopause begins with perimenopause and culminates when ladies enter a new stage in their lives as their periods end known as post-menopause. This is why it’s often called ‘the change’ or the ‘change of life’.

In popular culture, the subject of menopause is still relatively taboo so women can find themselves completely blindsided by the arrival of perimenopause. Until it rears its head they may have only held – perhaps – a vague awareness to expect a few hot flushes in the distant future.

But there are 34 recognised symptoms of perimenopause we should be aware of as we move into our 40s.

In this eBook we guide you through exactly what you need to know.

Contents

  1. What is menopause?
  2. The definition of menopause
  3. What happens during menopause?
  4. The stages of menopause
  5. How long will the menopausal years last?
  6. What to expect during menopause
  7. What to expect emotionally
  8. Symptoms of perimenopausal depression
  9. What to expect physically
  10. What to expect mentally
  11. Relief through menopause
  12. Foods containing phytoestrogens
  13. Two main forms of exercise
  14. Supplements
  15. The signs & symptoms of menopause
  16. What’s happening as you enter perimenopause?
  17. The menopause numbers
  18. Know the 34 symptoms of menopause
  19. Physical symptoms of menopause
  20. Psychological symptoms of menopause
  21. What can you do about your menopause symptoms experience?
  22. When to see a doctor
  23. You don’t have to go it alone
  24. Six wellness pillars
  25. Menopause frequently asked questions
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Post-menopause


This is the time when menstruation is well and truly over, the ovaries have stopped producing high levels of sex hormones and for many ladies, perimenopause symptoms subside.

Estrogen has protective qualities and the diminished levels mean organs such as your brain, heart and bones become more vulnerable. It’s also a key lubricant so your lips may become drier, your joints less supple and your vagina might be drier. In addition, your thyroid, digestion, insulin, cortisol and weight may alter.

At this juncture, a woman might experience an increase in the signs of reduced estrogen but she should have a decrease of perimenopause symptoms. That said, some women will experience symptoms like hot flushes for years or even the rest of their lives.

Perimenopause

Peri = ‘near’

Most females begin to experience the symptoms of perimenopause in their mid-forties. Your progesterone levels decline from your mid-30s but it’s generally from around 40 that the rest of your sex hormones begin to follow suit. 

Perimenopause is a different experience for every woman and some women may barely notice it. The first indicators are usually changes to the monthly cycle. This means that for some ladies, this can be accompanied by things like sore breasts, mood swings, weight gain around the belly, and fatigue as time goes on.

For those with symptoms it can be a challenging time physically, mentally and emotionally.

Importantly, perimenopause lasts – on average – four to 10 years. The transition is usually a gradual process and many women enter perimenopause without realising.