Perimenopause Symptoms and Solutions
March 1, 2012|
As women approach their menopause years it is not always obvious when they begin to experience the change. Being the way we are… we like to be informed of the perimenopause symptoms we should look for so when they do come upon us, we are prepared to respond efficiently and effectively.
Learn what symptoms to look for when experiencing perimenopause and what changes you will want to incorporate into your lifestyle for a smooth transition.
Menopause Madness Relief
Mood swings, low energy, sweats, flushes and just generally not feeling yourself are all signs of the pre-menopause stage in a womans life. Nutrition is the biggest key to a more balanced menopause. The foods you eat have a direct relationship to how your hormones function. The below changes are simple but not necesarily easy! The results are worth it. Try this for at least thirty days and you will feel like a new woman.
Remove all processed foods, alcohol, caffeine, dairy and sugar.
Add lots of water, fresh leafy vegetables, protein (fish, chicken, meats) and herbal teas like Tusi, Licorice and passionflower.
You will give your liver a holiday and let it do its job. Being “nutrient loaded” will give your body’s cells the ‘food’ that they need to thrive
Your Libido as Menopause Nears
Every woman’s perimenopause and menopause experiences are unique to her, but there are certain effects of our midlife hormonal shifts that stand out. Besides changes in mood, memory, energy level, and metabolism, many women will experience changes in libido. This may be primarily about sexual interest, but in some cases arousal and orgasm will be affected too. It might be worthwhile to see a physician who specializes in these issues (most doctors do not) and to get hormone levels checked.
Before rushing to hormone replacement therapy, look at your lifestyle, relationships, and general health. Libido drop, in particular, is about more than hormones.
Are you in a supportive and pleasant relationship, or do family and partner bring you more stress (or boredom) than joy?
Have you been assessed for diabetes, depression, and other conditions that can be libido-killers, or are you on meds with that side effect?
And check this eroticism-damaging lifestyle list for positive changes you can make:
- a fatty diet
- more-than-moderate alcohol intake
- sedentary lifestyle
These all harm sexual functioning in women as well as men.