Perimenopause is the period that leads upto menopause. It may last for 2 to 8 years and can begin anywhere from your early 30’s to your late 50’s. Menopause is a natural part of growing old and there is no need to worry about the symptoms or treatment that you need. Unless you are being bothered by the symptoms to a point where they cause you distress; you need not worry about treatments.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
-Fluctuation in your periods is the first sign. While some women have lesser days of flow, others have an increase in the days of the flow. The cycle may be longer or shorter and in some case you will go months without having a cycle.
-You will go through a whirlwind of emotions and getting depressed and feeling anxious are common symptoms.
-You will experience memory lapses.
-Vaginal dryness is another symptom.
Treatments for menopause
-From the time you enter the perimenopause stage till the stage that you are in menopause; you need to eat well. A balanced diet with a fair amount of fruits and vegetables and greens are a very good diet to be on during this stage. Eat plenty of fish and avoid red meats.
-Include plenty of calcium rich foods in your diet. Drink a glass of milk daily and increase your intake of dairy products.
-Exercise well to maintain your body weight. At this time you are at risk of gaining unhealthy pounds. It will also help to keep your bones strong, your body toned and fit.
-You will begin to have difficulty in sleeping. To avoid this you must reduce your intake of tea and coffee and avoid alcohol completely.
–Meditative yoga exercises help to reduce the symptoms. They enhance your breathing and help to reduce your emotional imbalance and hot flashes. With yoga your stress levels reduce drastically.