A Guide to Perimenopause and Menopause and How to Deal with It

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Menopause can be diagnosed rather easily, and formal diagnosis may not even be necessary, however certain hormonal tests can be used to diagnose it since there is a significant decrease in the level of estradiol during menopause. Menopause treatments are used to reduce discomfort or distress that may be a product of chronic conditions.

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kulkuf.com A Guide to Perimenopause and Menopause and How to Deal with It Perimenopause – also commonly known as Menopause Transition – occurs a few years before a woman is nearing Menopause. Perimenopause is characterized by a gradual but significant reduction of the amount of estrogen produced by the ovaries. The perimenopausal stage usually begins during a woman’s 40s but can sometimes begin sooner sometimes as soon as early 30s. Perimenopause usually lasts up to four years until a woman hits menopause – the point in time when the ovaries stop discharging eggs. Perimenopause can be characterized by a woman facing a significant amount of distress and symptoms such as hot flashes lower sex drive mood swings PMS period irregularities increased fatigue and increased frequency urination. Since it is rather challenging to diagnose perimenopause through a single blood test considering the rapid and every changing hormone level multiple blood tests at considerable intervals are recommended for an accurate diagnosis. The perimenopausal period is characterized by a comparatively increased pace of estrogen reduction and on an average lasts up to four years. Each woman may have a different perimenopausal duration sometimes lasting as briefly as a few months other times lasting if ten years. The perimenopausal period comes to an end when a woman hasn’t had her period for over twelve months. Hot flashes are a very common form of discomfort faced by women experiencing perimenopausal symptoms and these can be avoided or subsided by several treatments such as birth control pills vaginal rings skin patches and hormonal injections of progesterone. Natural remedies such as exercising daily and reduced alcohol consumption can also contribute to relief. Since most signs and symptoms of menopause are short lived medications and treatments that may carry serious risks should be kept at bay and instead natural remedies for menopause should be considered. Firstly to avoid hot flashes – one of the most common forms of discomfort faced by individuals – staying hydrated and wearing loose breathable clothing is recommended. Caffeine must at all cost be avoided since caffeine may act as a trigger to existing symptoms and may also ruin sleep cycles. Getting adequate sleep can serve as a good way to treat hot flashes. Apart from these healthy meals an exercise regime and relaxation/breathing techniques can significantly reduce distress. Menopause can be diagnosed rather easily and formal diagnosis may not even be necessary however certain hormonal tests can be used to diagnose it since there is a significant decrease in the level of estradiol during menopause. Menopause treatments are used to reduce discomfort or distress that may be a product of chronic conditions.

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kulkuf.com Treatments such as hormone therapy medications to increase the level of estrogen in the body antidepressants and other drugs are used but not highly recommended by medical practitioners since they come with a fair share of cons. Even though perimenopause and menopause can be stressful for most women following these tips and consulting a doctor can guide you. Being well-informed up- to-date and aware about the problems at hand can make dealing with them easier.

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