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4 Ways To Prepare Your Body For Perimenopause Before It Begins

It seems like everybody is talking about menopause these days. And that’s a gooooood thing! But menopause itself comes after a transitional time known as perimenopause or peri (as many are calling it now). What’s more, peri can sneak up on the unsuspecting! What Is Perimenopause? Perimenopause generally starts when you’re in your 40s, but …

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3 Signs That Point To You Being In Perimenopause

Perimenopause. Perimenopause is a bit of a quandary for women. We’re woefully uneducated about the third part of our menstrual cycle – I’m referring to: Puberty  Fertility Menopause Most women aren’t even aware that menopause only occurs when one year has passed since our last period, and that the lead-up to menopause is usually years …

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The 8 Questions We’re Most Asked About Perimenopause And Post-Menopause

We often get some great questions from the community so we’ve put seven of the most asked questions together. 1. What’s the difference between perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause? Most people, even doctors, talk about menopause as an umbrella term. However, this isn’t technically correct because many of the – sometimes life-disrupting – signs begin in …

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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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3 Movies That’ll Help You Feel Better About Menopause

Someone presented me with a challenge recently to find three movies that will help you feel better about menopause. I had to laugh as it’s not a popular subject in Hollywood and the subject of menopause isn’t broached in many television series either. Menopause & Movies Menopause has long been taboo and though many of …

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Important: Here’s What Happens To Your Body During The Menopause Transition

When we published 3 Signs That Point To You Being In Perimenopause, so many people read it we realised you’re starved of information. We get it. We totally do, and I definitely do, because that’s where I was. These days, since working with MenoMe®, my knowledge of the meno years has grown exponentially 😀. I’m …

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Menopause: How’s Your Knowledge? Let’s Start A Conversation.

One of our goals at MenoMe® is to encourage women to talk more about menopause. And by talking I don’t mean the usual jokes or a quick mention about hot flushes, I mean really talk about how menopause signs affect you on a day to day basis – at home, work, and socially. We’re hearing some …

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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.