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How to Manage Perimenopause Symptoms

by Sonia Chartier, on 19 March 2014, Menopause, Women's Health
How to Manage Perimenopause Symptoms

When Does Perimenopause Begin?

This stage in the life of a woman, which precedes menopause, generally occurs between the ages of 40 and 55, but some women may experience symptoms as early as their thirties.

Perimenopause brings about gradual changes in a woman’s menstrual cycle, until menstruation ceases altogether. Before starting to fall, estrogen levels often increase during the early stage of perimenopause, while the level of progesterone tends to diminish.

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Messed-up Hormones or Harmonious Menopause?

by Sonia Chartier, on 19 March 2014, Menopause, Women's Health
Messed-up Hormones or Harmonious Menopause?

The Function of Menopause

Menopause is a period in a woman’s life when her body undergoes many significant changes.

Though it’s often perceived as a disease, the real purpose of menopause is simply to prevent pregnancy at a time in a woman’s life when her body no longer has the capacity to support such a transformation.

The symptoms of menopause are only felt if there is an imbalance in the body. But with today’s hectic pace of life and high levels of stress, 88% of North American women suffer from menopause’s most prevalent symptom: the famous “hot flashes.”

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How to Deal with Menopause Symptoms – without Hormone Replacement Therapy

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 March 2014, Menopause, Women's Health
How to Deal with Menopause Symptoms

Natural Ways to Safely Transition off of HRT

With continuing uncertainty over the safety of long term use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), many women are seriously considering either coming off it or avoiding taking it altogether. However, finding a safe and effective replacement can be very confusing. So what can you do to escape the Menopausal Maze?

If you wish to come off HRT it is advisable to discuss this with your healthcare practitioner first and to plan the best way to stop.

Recent research suggests a gradual transition over three to four months is best. If you stop instantly you run the risk of developing severe symptoms. Also, remember to wait until you completely stop the HRT before introducing any other hormonal remedies.

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