Premenopause is specifically is the toughest phase women experience as there are many stages within the first stage!! As pointed out not all women go through these stages and not all accounts are the same for women in premenopause, and can go through different degrees of it.
It is how they cope with these changes that make a difference as they begin menopause, that can assist with the immersion into this stage in life. Experiencing menopause has shown to be a different process for every woman from all cultures and who have their own remedies of going through the change.
Most common is the onslaught of hot flashes when you body temperature rises drastically all over your body. Some women experience it just around the head and neck areas. These are the most uncomfortable symptoms as they are unpredictable and you never know how intense each one will be.
- Decreased sex drive- this occurs mainly due to psychological issues
- Vaginal dryness
- Breast sensitivity
- Irregular menstruation
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Sleeping problems
- Bladder problems
All of the above are the most common and frequent problems experienced by most women undergoing premenopause.
Premenopause and menopause is a part of life and is a completely natural phase to go experience and it doesn't really need treatment.
It's always most commendable to start applying the most basic treatments upon yourself before you seek medical help to alleviate your pre menopausal symptoms. By this, we refer to a change in lifestyle and mind set that also help conquer pre menopausal symptoms. This includes:
- A change in diet- soy food has proven to alleviate the symptoms even completely, as studies conducted in the East show that Japanese women hardly ever report to have suffered from pre menopausal symptoms.
- Regular exercise or new exercise regime- we not saying to push your body to the extreme with rigorous work outs. Rather choose a work out plan that can fit into your life style and one you feel comfortable with such as yoga.
- Do go for regular check ups at your doctor- regular visit to your doctor during and after menopause is essential as after menopause women have a higher increase in getting cancer and osteoporosis as the body become more fragile from the lack of estrogen produced. Going to the doctor helps as they would be able to locate or detect any important problems that could be serious.
- Cut back on caffeine, cigarettes, and stressful activities as these only look to enhance the symptoms of pre menopausal stress.
If these do not work for you and you are not overcoming it, then perhaps medical assistance could be the answer. There are many treatments out there, so be well informed and advise with the professional and your doctor first before taking them. These include:
- Various forms of HRT-HRT is only used for extreme cases of menopausal symptoms and can have severe side effects if the incorrect dosage is not given.
- Estrogenic supplements- these can come in the form of birth control pills or other forms of contraceptive medications. These treatments help replace or increase low estrogen production during menopause.
- Anti-depressants-these should only be prescribed if the physiological change and symptoms affect your mental state to a level where it affects your life that it becomes unbearable. Otherwise therapy should be the first step to take or you can join a support group.
- Herbal remedies- herbal remedies can be a good option, but it's advisable you be well informed of any of them before taking them. Consult a herbalist, doctor or professional on how various herbs can work for you. Just because they are labeled natural, does not mean its safe. Herbal medicines can also have severe side effects just as laboratories controlled medication.
It is important to note that taking any medication during premenopause and menopause is risk. It is wonderful to have the ability to control our body's natural state at times, but there are also negative aspects of it. Always consult a professional about the various solutions you can subscribe to.