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Signs of Premature Menopause

Entering menopause can look different for everyone, making it difficult to tell if or when you’re experiencing it yourself. If you’ve recently entered your 40’s and are beginning to notice a few changes in your body’s “routine”, there’s a chance you may be experiencing early signs of menopause, also known as “perimenopause”. Read on to learn more about perimenopause, as well as common symptoms to watch for.

What is perimenopause?

As women age, we experience a decline in the production of estrogen and progesterone; two hormones closely tied to the reproductive system. Once the amounts are low enough, the ovaries will eventually cease to run through a normal menstrual cycle. Perimenopause refers to the early stages of these hormonal shifts, where symptoms may be fleeting, or even disappear for some time before returning.

What are the signs I may be entering perimenopause?

Perimenopause signals the beginning of a gradual process of change for your reproductive system. By paying close attention to your body, you may be able to notice the following signs:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bladder irritability
  • Hot flashes
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased libido
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained mood swings

If you’re noticing an increased presence of any of the above symptoms, this could be an indication that you have begun to enter menopause. If you’re uncertain, speaking with your health practitioner is a fantastic way to eliminate any confusion and address any additional questions you may have.

How do I Treat Menopause?

Because menopause is a natural process, there is no way to prevent or stop it from occurring. While it can seem overwhelming at first, many women find that with plenty of knowledge and resources on hand, it’s easy to transition into “post menopause life” feeling happy, vibrant, and more in tune with your body than ever. Remember, menopause isn’t an end, it’s a beginning!

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