Treat Menopause Naturally
Menopause is a term we hear throughout our lifetimes as we experience this biological milestone through the stories and lives of our grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts, friends, in books, in movies, and even TV commercials. We are familiar with some of the more prominent symptoms like hot flashes and the onset of menopause after a woman has reached her 40s. But what exactly is menopause and how can we manage symptoms to perceive this time as a celebration of a new phase rather than suffering through discomforts we don’t know how to treat?
What is Menopause?
Menopause is, quite literally, the pausing of menstruation. It is when the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone and a woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for one year.
Common Menopause Symptoms
There are common menopause symptoms you can identify in your life to help you determine if you are beginning menopause and the following can be a sign that your body is starting the process.
Hot Flashes & Chills
Energy Loss & Fatigue
Average Menopause Age
When menopause occurs on a typical timeline the average menopause age is 45 and older.
When Does Menopause Start?
Menopause can start in a woman’s 40s and slowly progress over a few years with mild to severe symptoms.
What is Early Menopause?
Early menopause, or perimenopause, is the time frame during which a woman will begin experiencing symptoms of menopause. Women in perimenopause may continue to menstruate for several years despite feeling some symptoms that indicate her body is beginning the process. Once the ovaries have stopped releasing eggs for the duration of one year, a woman is considered to be in menopause. This is a time of transition and for some women it can be filled with severe symptoms, but for others the symptoms are barely felt.
What are Perimenopause Symptoms?
Perimenopause symptoms can be the same symptoms that are felt during menopause listed above. Symptoms vary in the level of discomfort and how often they are felt. Each woman will experience perimenopause differently and some may require help to manage their symptoms and to find relief from discomfort.
Menopause Treatment Options
Menopause is a natural phase of life for women but it doesn’t have to be something you suffer through. If you are experiencing symptoms that are causing you great discomfort, disrupting your sleep and impacting your daily life you can seek help from a naturopath or health and wellness coach. We can schedule a free 15 minute call to discuss your symptoms and determine if a follow-up appointment can help you find a comfortable way to manage your symptoms, get rest and enjoy your transition into a biological phase in your life.