The signs and symptoms of your changing hormones can begin in your mid 30’s, long before you might expect them. It's important to prepare for the journey.
Menopause is a natural life transition experienced by every woman in the world in her own unique way. Unfortunately, we've been conditioned to believe that it's something to be approached with dread and fear. Moreover, most women don’t really understand perimenopause (the years leading to actual menopause) and are completely unprepared for it.
Younger women often don't associate the onset of symptoms as hormonal imbalances. Instead, they tend to think something is terribly wrong and turn
to their doctor for answers. Typically, that results in prescribed medications, including "the pill," antidepressants, and/or synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
Many women also endure unnecessary hysterectomies and other surgical procedures, while the core cause of their symptoms are ignored and
left unaddressed. The heavy bleeding, fibroids, cysts, and thickening of
the uterus that lead to a hysterectomy or cyst removal, are typically the
result of an excess estrogen, and could very possibly be resolved without
the need for an invasive surgical procedure.
Perimenopause can begin in your 30’s and span 5 - 10 years of your life.
As the end of your childbearing years approach, progesterone levels begin
to drop, disrupting the fine balance between this vital hormone and estrogen. The resulting excess of estrogen is often the cause of mood swings, heavy periods, tender breasts, fibroids, cysts, and the many other symptoms of "estrogen dominance."
Your changing hormones will impact your entire endocrine system, most noticeably the healthy function of your adrenals glands, thyroid, pancreas , and gut; the largest endocrine organ in the body. But, it's important to know that the supplements, herbs, and even foods that are helpful during menopause and beyond, can make you feel worse during perimenopause and potentially put your health at risk.
When a woman reaches menopause (12 months without a cycle), many
of the most challenging symptoms of "the change" are behind her. While
this phase of your journey might seem smoother with more manageable symptoms, new and deeper aspects of your changing hormones need to be addressed. Menopause brings your awareness to the “silent symptoms” of estrogen deficiency including bone loss and heart disease.
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Signs and Symptoms
of The Change
Inability to Cope With Stress
Thoughts of Dread and Doom
Dizziness and Lightheadedness
Headaches and Migraines
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Nostalgia and Melancholy
Anger and Rage
Crying for no Reason
Sense of Unidentified Loss
Lack of confidence
Lack of Purpose or Passion
Hot flashes and Night Sweats
Poor Sleep Patterns and Insomnia
Irregular Menstrual Cycles
Heavy, Prolonged Periods
Breast Tenderness and Swelling
Itchy, Crawly and Prickly Skin
Decreased Sexual Desire
Drying Skin, Eyes and Mouth
Desire for Positive Change
Reevaluation of Life and Priorities
Deepening Spiritual Connection
Forgiveness of Self and Others
Dedication to Authenticity
Finding Balance and Harmony
Self-Care and Nurturing
Desire for Self-Actualization
Medical Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed medical doctor. Michelle Prince does not diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have or suspect a mental or physical health condition, please see your healthcare provider.
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