Perimenopause symptoms – first, what is perimenopause?
Perimenopause or peri menopause can be defined as the time just before menopause – menopause is defined as the cessation of menstrual periods for twelve consecutive months.
Perimenopause and irregular menstrual cycles can mean that the woman is getting closer to menopause and the cessation of monthly periods. Perimenopause symptoms can be experienced by a woman for as little as one year or for as long as a decade.
Since the average age of menopause is 51, signs symptoms of perimenopause can appear in the late 30’s, early 40’s or it can be in the late 40’s or early 50’s.
And the list of signs symptoms of perimenopause includes these more common ones:
• Perimenopause and unexpected menstrual cycles at different times of the month – irregular periods
• Heavy menstrual flow or light
• Lumpy breasts and tender
• Uterine fibroid tumors
• Growth of endometrial tissue
• Mood swings,
• Fluid retention, bloating
• Difficulty sleeping
• Memory problems
• Depression, anxiety,
• Inability to handle stress
• PMS or premenstrual syndrome
• Hot flashes or hot flushes and night sweats
• Vaginal dryness
• Excessive weight gain
Some women experience mood swings, depression, some women have trouble with insomnia, others have trouble with hot flashes, some women have weight gain.
And some women notice memory impairment, in particular fuzzy thinking and it can be quite stressful for women to see this happening to them. The perimenopause symptom of unexplained weight gain can happen even though you have made no changes in your diet or exercise habits.
Perimenopause symptoms appear because ovulation occurs less frequently in the years before menopause. And ovulation is required for the monthly production of the important hormone for women – progesterone.
A woman’s estrogen production can vary anywhere from too much to too little. Given declining progesterone production, perimenopause is the time women are most likely to see the onset of HORMONE IMBALANCE, causing perimenopause symptoms and symptoms of perimenopause at age 51 for the average.
Practically all of these premenopause, perimenopause and menopause symptoms are related to estrogen dominance or a deficiency of progesterone in the body.
And you may want to obtain and read one of the book selections in the Womens Health Bookstore below to better understand what’s going on, especially the book by Dr. John R. Lee.
Womens Menopause Health Book for women experiencing premenopause and menopause symptoms.
Read more about women’s menopause and the list of perimenopause symptoms and safe solutions – authored by Dr. John R. Lee.
After retiring from practice, Dr. Lee trained other doctors in natural progesterone’s role in the woman’s body and signs symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
Read for yourself to better understand how to deal with hormone imbalance and signs symptoms of perimenopause. Your health depends on understanding hormone imbalance and correcting it naturally.
Dr. John R. Lee has treated hundreds of women with perimenopause symptoms and he shows you how you too can use supplementary natural progesterone for improving perimenopause symptoms and menopause health.
These books describe in detail how premenopause and signs symptoms of perimenopause are related to hormone imbalance caused by the incorrect relationship of progesterone and estrogen levels in the body.
Some women have very irregular periods. Some periods can be extremely heavy, which can be quite frightening…this is usually because levels of estrogen and progesterone during perimenopause do go up and down and for some women their ratio is off-balance with excess estrogen in relation to progesterone.
One of the keys to reducing or eliminating perimenopause symptoms is bringing the levels of estrogen and progesterone back into balance.
Progesterone is beneficial in treating or preventing:
• Irregular menstrual flow,
• Bloating and water retention,
• Depression, anxiety and irritability,
• Hot flashes, night sweats,
• Vaginal dryness,
• Yeast infections,
• Chronic fatigue,
• Heart palpitations,
• Cardiovascular disorders,
• Osteoporosis (reversible by increasing bone mass)
For several reasons, the best way to monitor your estrogen and progesterone levels is with the saliva test, not the blood test.
For more information, review the saliva testing section to better understand the saliva test and perimenopause symptoms.
Be sure and review the Hormone Imbalance and Natural Progesterone sections by selecting the buttons on the upper left of this page.
Coming from natural sources, natural progesterone is a safe menopause solution alternative for hormone balance and reducing or eliminating perimenopause symptoms. Natural progesterone has been used by women for more than 30 years to treat perimenopause symptoms and with no side effects.
To understand perimenopause symptoms, take this women’s hormone profile health test…find out now!
For over 30 years, women have been using bioidentical progesterone and natural treatments for early signs of menopause, perimenopause symptoms, endometriosis and other women’s health problems.
Premium vitamins for perimenopause? Yes! These vitamins will reduce body inflammation, increase your energy levels, improve, improve your circulatory system and give you better sleep.
Consider using natural progesterone supplementation, vitamins/supplements and omega-3 fatty acids to help you correct nutrient deficiencies, to treat PMS, early signs of menopause, perimenopause symptoms and endometriosis.
Make sure you take the hormone imbalance test, see what is recommended for you to begin giving your body the support that it’s been missing.
The cause of perimenopause and hormone imbalance can be signs that your body isn’t getting the support it needs. Most women don’t need synthetic drugs to regain their health.
Click on the link below – take your FREE online Hormonal Imbalance Health Profile test. Read more about the women’s health hormone health test.
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You can balance your hormones with BHRT or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy!
Natural progesterone supplementation has very positive health benefits without side effects. The easiest and most effective form to use is natural progesterone cream. Read more about natural progesterone cream supplementation here.
With natural progesterone supplementation, blood pressure often returns to normal and body fat is burned for energy.
Progesterone has anti-inflammatory properties which is important when dealing with arthritis.
Natural progesterone cream should be applied twice daily. The smaller portion during the day and the larger portion at night.
When you use the cream, make sure you apply the progesterone cream after you take a shower or bath. The cream washes off while taking a bath.
For maximum absorption, rotate the cream in areas like face, breasts, hands, soles of feet, neck, arms and chest. Place the cream in a different area, daily for better results.
It has become widely recognized that many doctors do not adequately address the fact of widespread progesterone deficiency in women, leaving them with unbalanced estrogen at perimenopause.
Natural progesterone cream gives even further benefits:
• Protects you against fibrocyst growth and formation (especially in the breasts),
• Keeps uterine lining healthy,
• Helps prevent uterine fibroids,
• Improves thyroid hormone action,
• Normalizes blood clotting,
• Restores sex drive and
• Acts as a natural antidepressant.
So NOW is the time to start taking care of yourself! And if you need supplementary estrogen, Dr. John R. Lee and Dr. Jonathan Wright recommends that you use estriol which is the safest of the body’s estrogen.
To review natural estrogen information and sources, go here.
If you are going to use estriol cream, it is very important that you continue using the natural progesterone cream at the same time.
After menopause, estrogen production drops, but it can still be as much as 40 to 60% of what it was before menopause.
It is also possible that fluctuating estrogen production levels in the body result in a temporary estrogen deficiency that causes perimenopausal symptoms like:
• Hot flashes or hot flushes,
• Night sweats,
• Memory loss,
• Urinary incontinence,
• Urinary track infections,
• Increased skin wrinkling,
• Vaginal dryness and atrophy.
If you are still experiencing these symptoms after using natural progesterone supplementation for 2 to 3 months.
This means you need to use a small amount of natural estriol cream for a few months to eliminate these symptoms.
There are synthetic estrogen drugs, but they come with health risks and unwanted side effects. Instead, use the safe natural estrogen products if you need supplemental estrogen to help with these perimenopause symptoms.
And here’s a related issue – chemicals and exposure at home.
In western industrialized societies, we are exposed to environmental pollutants and harsh chemicals every day. Using natural cleaning products at home helps reduce this exposure and resulting health consequences.