Minimize Perimenopause Symptoms with Food, Vitamins & Herbs
Each woman’s perimenopausal experience is as unique as they are. Perimenopause is the transition to menopause, which is the end of menstruation. It begins somewhere between the ages of 35 and 55. It generally lasts between 2 and 8 years. The signs and symptoms of perimenopause are numerous and varied. And, they often change throughout the transition.
During perimenopause hormones are impacted by imbalances both inside the body and from external sources during daily life. Adrenal and thyroid health, liver health, vitamin and mineral stores and metabolism, elimination capability, proper body mass, emotional and physical stress, diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices all factor into whole body balance, and play a significant role in the body’s ability to maintain balance. If there is imbalance, it will change how perimenopause impacts you. Some common symptoms are acne, anxiety, bloating, depression, fuzzy thinking, insomnia, joint pain, migraines, and panic attacks. And, there are many more.
How can you minimize the symptoms? Uncovering your imbalances will ease your transition. For example, women who increase their essential fat reserves during perimenopause may eliminate their hot flashes. There are many little tricks, as well as easy to take vitamins and herbs, and small diet changes that make this time of transition much less difficult.
I wrote my Master’s thesis on nutritional support for perimenopause and have been helping women find balance and happiness during this time through nutrition and herbal therapy. Together we can figure out where your deficiencies are and smooth your perimenopausal transition.