Perimenopause is a bit like the teenage years in reverse. It’s the 5-15 year lead up to the menopause and can be one of the longest hormonal transitions in a woman’s life. It usually starts in a woman’s 40s but can start in her 30s or even earlier and lasts up until menopause, the point when the ovaries stop releasing eggs.
It is the changing hormone levels of course that are behind the changes and women are generally the best judges of what is happening in their own bodies, so if you are starting to notice changes it is worth paying attention. It may be perimenopause. Below is a rundown of the top seven symptoms:
The menopause can also increase your risk of developing certain other problems, such as weak bones (osteoporosis).
As our bodies are changing due to our shifting hormones it’s best to work with our bodies rather than against them. It’s also important to realise that as we get older our usual workout/diet might no longer work!
We need to choose exercise to support and improve our well-being and food to nourish our bodies rather than restrict them. There are some simple lifestyle choices that can affect your experience of perimenopause – good nutrition and exercise can make these the power years.
If you want to learn more come to our workshop on Wednesday 1 May, 7-9pm at Brighton & Hove Therapies, Brighton, BN1 4ZE.
Josephine Cobb, a nutritionist, will answer questions on the symptoms of perimenopause, how you know when you are ‘in it’, and navigating the challenges of lack of sleep, fatigue, anxiety, hot flushes, and low mood. She will discuss the different hormones involved in peri as well as how those hormones impact the mechanics of the body, the most important vitamins and minerals to include and what foods/drinks to avoid.
Peri-menopause and pelvic floor dysfunction can go hand in hand, so as a Holistic Core Restore® Coach and MUTU Pro, I’ll explain how you can work to restore your core and pelvic floor function. The workshop is an ideal introduction for any woman interested in finding out more about her pelvic floor health as it goes far beyond squeeze and lift.
Learn what is needed to get the pelvic floor to do its job properly and to also nourish your body through good diet and wellbeing to embrace the menopause.
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