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6 Steps To Restful Sleep For More Energy & Less Weight Gain

Sleep often becomes something of a holy grail once you enter perimenopause. And if you can’t find a way to navigate sleep issues it may travel with you through the menopause transition into post-menopause. For some women, sleeplessness only becomes an issue once they’ve transitioned through menopause. Since sleep disorders can increase with age, this in …

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Important Question: Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

Magnesium is one of our favourite nutrients – even more so now we’re in midlife. It’s essential for those of us in pre-, peri- and post-menopause. Why? Well, as you may know, our hormones start fluctuating from the late-30s/early-40s (on average) on our journey to and through menopause. And once we’re on the other side …

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5 Ways Your Diet Should Change Entering Perimenopause

5 Ways Your Diet Should Change As You Enter Perimenopause

Fact. Food is pivotal to your menopausal journey. Regular readers will know perimenopause (peri) – or the several years leading up to menopause – is all-important to our entire menopause experience. Perimenopause usually occurs during our 40s. It’s a time when making dietary adjustments can be crucial to how turbulent those hot flushes can be …

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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.