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5 Foods To Kick To The Kerb During The Menopausal Years

When it comes to the menopausal years, regular readers know we’re all about natural solutions here at MenoMe. And one of the most powerful ways of handling menopause symptoms is by removing food that can exacerbate the signs. Yes, it’s true. Some ladies can get away with the odd splurge but for the comfort of …

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Get Your Mojo Back, Lose Weight and Belly Fat With The 21-Day Hormone Detox

If you’ve landed here I’m guessing you might be aware of weight gain and mood swings. And other common ways a woman’s body begins to change around the age of 40. Or, from about our late 30s. Perimenopause / menopause can creep up Unquestionably, the first signs of perimenopause creep up for too many women. …

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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.