Perimenopause starts in your 40’s
What is Perimenopause?
Perimenopause starts in your 40's who knew? It is the stage before menopause and it's not something we talk much about. Menopause is defined as the stage in a woman’s life when periods have stopped for a year. Hormonal changes can be subtle and for some can even begin in our late thirties. The idea that it could be the start of the menopausal journey might be far from our minds. Because when we think of menopause, we think of hot flushes and night sweats, but there are many other symptoms.
It's not all about the flushes!
When I look back to when I was forty, there were big changes. Not once did I think it could be perimenopause. Although I was working in natural health it wasn’t a word I would have used. I thought Menopause was when you had hot flushes; that was the only conversation that we had. I was changing and I didn’t know why. I was a different person. My confidence dipped, I started to feel anxious. This was never a problem for me before, I was cross at home with my husband and family. Perhaps there was some suppressed anger when I look back, at what, I have no idea. In my mid- forties I began to think it could be early menopause. I got bloods done but they didn’t show any sign of hormonal changes. I know now that these changes were in fact perimenopausal.
What else can you expect?
If you are in your late thirties or your forties and are experiencing changes like I did, you could be perimenopausal. Other signs that you can experience due to the changes in hormone levels can include low libido, low energy levels, skin changes, and weight gain. Brain fog, sluggish memory, and inability to concentrate. Aches, pain, sore feet, and itchy skin are common too. You can feel like you are going crazy if you have a lot of these symptoms. You're not, your hormones are.
Menomin a Natural Support for the Menopausal Journey
Lorraine Keane, broadcaster and mum started the conversation about her perimenopause some time ago. Tiredness, anxiety, mood fluctuations, and hair loss, were just some of her symptoms. She’s now ambassador for Cleanmarine MenoMin. She hasn’t looked back since she started taking it and is spreading the word about it. It’s a supplement rich in Omega -3, Rosemary Extract, Soy Isoflavones, Folate, VitaminB6 to help regulate hormonal activity, and Biotin which contributes to the maintenance of normal hair. Vitamin B2 to help reduce tiredness and fatigue, and Vitamin D to help maintain healthy normal bones. If you can relate to Lorraine’s symptoms, MenoMin might be worth a try. Remember, it’s not just you!
You're not going crazy, your hormones are!