Why you need to know about peri-menopause
As a woman approaches her late thirties and early forties, she will likely start to experience changes in her menstrual cycle. Her periods may become irregular, and she may experience hot flushes, night sweats and mood changes. These symptoms are all normal parts of peri-menopause, which is the transition into menopause.
It is important that women are aware of peri-menopause and how it will affect their body, so that they can take steps to manage and even prevent the symptoms. Peri-menopause can be a difficult time, but understanding what to expect can help you better manage the changes.
What Is Peri-Menopause?
Perimenopause is the transition into menopause, usually beginning in a woman’s late thirties or early forties, and can last for several years. During this time, a woman’s ovaries will gradually produce less estrogen. This can lead to changes in her menstrual cycle, as well as hot flushes, night sweats, and other symptoms. Perimenopause lasts for around 4 to 6 years, on average. However, for some people it can last up to 10 years before menopause, and for others, it can last as short as a year.
What Are the Symptoms of Peri-Menopause?
Peri-menopause symptoms differ from person to person, but some common symptoms of peri-menopause include:
- Hot flushes
- Mood swings
- Low sex drive
- Disturbed sleep
- Sore breasts
- Weight gain
- Vaginal dryness
- Tiredness and difficulty with concentration and memory
- Itchy or dry skin
- Sore muscles and joints
How Can You Combat the Symptoms of Peri-Menopause?
There are a variety of things you can do to combat the symptoms of peri-menopause. Some simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference, and there are also medicines and natural supplements (like our Menopause Patch) that can help.
Here are some suggestions for reducing the symptoms of peri-menopause:
- Exercise regularly
- Make sure that you get enough sleep (our Sleep Patch can help)
- Cut down on sugar and refined carbs, because they can spike blood sugar and trigger symptoms like hot flushes
- Cut back on caffeine
- Avoid alcohol and spicy foods
- Eat a healthy diet
- Take medicine and supplements
If you are experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms, we recommend that you talk to your healthcare provider, because they will be able to provide you with individual advice and support. You can also chat to them about taking our menopause remedy, which we discuss below.
Our Menopause Remedy
Our Menopause patch helps to reduce the effects of hot flushes, mood swings and sleeplessness. Infused with scientifically proven ingredients including black cohosh, valerian and skull cap, the Menopause patch helps alleviate both perimenopause and menopause symptoms. The patch improves memory, reduces brain fog, eases anxiety, alleviates fatigue, improves sleep and provides protection against sudden fits of perspiration, palpitations, sleeplessness and hot flushes brought on by oxidative stress.
Read more about the Menopause patch here
Our menopause patch can be taken alone or in tandem with other patches like our Sleep patch, which helps to reduce insomnia, and our Magnesium patch, which helps to reduce muscle cramps. We also have a Peri-Meno value bundle made up of Menopause, Sleep and Focus - the perfect combo for combating hot flushes, foggy brain and sleeplessness.
If you would like to find out more about our patches, you can read all about patches here. We recommend that you chat with your healthcare provider before switching to patches or taking new herbs, minerals and supplements.