Menopause is a natural progression of a woman's life. There will be symptoms that occur, during menopause, which women speak of seldom and can leave you feeling alone and embarrassed.
Have An Easier Life As You Go Through Menopause
It is important for you to know, you are not alone and there is no need for embarrassment. Menopause is a real time when a woman's body changes both emotionally and physically.
While we may be the common symptoms of hot flashes and headaches we commonly speak about, other symptoms that also occur do not receive the needed stellar coverage.
Sexual dysfunction, vaginal dryness and emotional swings are all a part of menopause and they happen to all women.
The Menopause lifestyle can happen to women in their thirties, as well as, women in their sixties and seventies.
The Three Stages of Menopause
The first stage of menopause is perimenopause and many women can have signs of it years before they have their last menstrual cycle.
When perimenopause starts, women will be aware of obvious changes happening to their body. Perimenopause most often precedes the onset of full-blown menopause.
While not as severe, perimenopausal symptoms can be a clear hint of the physical and mental symptoms that will appear with full menopausal onset.
Menopause is a woman's second stage which is a year without your having a menstrual cycle.
Post Menopause is the last stage of menopause. Women experiences changes in sexual desire, decreased or irregular periods, mood swings and vaginal dryness before going through menopause can take these symptoms as a sign of impending change.
Many women decide to begin low levels of hormone replacement therapy during the perimenopause stage, while others use a more natural approach to curb symptoms and help them through the menopause liffestyle.
Various aromatherapies and exercise like yoga and walking can help treat the symptoms of anxiety and mood changes.
Vaginal dryness, on the other hand, is common to treat naturally with the use of vaginal lubricants and sprays.
Your Nutritional Needs
With the onset of menopause, women will need to change their nutritional focus to improve calcium absorption and prevent a future case of osteoporosis. No one wants to live their later years with a hump comparable to the famed man of Notre Dame.
Calcium supplements and exercise can and will help to stop calcium and bone loss during the menopause lifestyle.
Hang in there and take these changes for the better, you are not the only changing woman, I can assure you.
A Time Of Change
With menopause also come a few not so beautiful changes, as well. You hair may fall out or become coarse in nature.
No more Pantene commercials for the post menopausal woman. You may even notice bleeding gums when you are brushing your teeth.
These changes are more shocking in the beginning stages of menopause and will, with time, subside.
Upholding a good diet and exercise routine and taking a daily vitamin aimed at women over 50 (no matter your menopausal age) will help you body to regain some of its younger composure.
As a woman moves from perimenopause into menopause, hormone replacement therapies can help treat hot flashes, bone loss, mood swings, irritability, and menopause migraines.
With synthetic hormone replacement comes an increased risk of heart disease and cancer.
Women who are uncomfortable with even the slightest chance of this increased risk can turn to a homeopathic cocktail of soy and flax.
Natural teas created from black cohosh, clover, nettles and motherwort can tame the wild menopause beast as well.
Nothing soothes more than a refreshing warm cup of tea, ladies. The end choice will have to be the menopausal woman's.
Weighing both against each other will help to see both the pros and cons of each before making a final choice.
Menopause is a reality of every woman's life. The changes mark a new time and era for a woman. An era with increased awareness and understanding of some of the most intimate sides of life.
While no one wants to sit down and talk about a dry vagina or bleeding teeth, it happens to us all.
A woman's body changes and transforms with time and will need a bit more care and understanding as menopause approaches and strikes us all.
While the road in life women must walk on may be a bumpy one, it is one filled with changes and experiences that are remarkable.
Only by understanding our bodies and the changes they go through can we understand the wonder that is women.
Even for menopause, laughter can be the best medicine, look at the lighter side with jokes, poems, stories, and quotes about menopause and enjoy having the last laugh.
Early Premenopausal Symptoms
Premenopausal symptoms may come early, PMS or premenstrual syndrome can start as earlty as 37
Menopause can begin any time for women, from their 30s or well into their mid 50s or even later
There are a number of women who experience menopause as early as forty
You will experience the first symptoms of menopause while in this stage
A test that measures FHS, or "Follicle Stimulating" hormone can determine if your are in the post menopause stage
Pro - The best way to determine if a woman has ceased to ovulate and is in menopause is through a menopause test.
Con - Should you use a home menopause test kit?
Women's Signs And Symptoms Of Menopause
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