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How To Drink Your Perimenopause Symptoms Away

The hormonal changes experienced during menopause can bring about some form of dehydration, preventing your body from performing its normal functions and exasperating your menopause symptoms.     When you are dehydrated oxygen and nutrients cannot be properly circulated in different parts of the body, and adding dehydration to your perimenopause symptoms will just intensify them. Fortunately that is something which you can control by ensuring you are getting enough of the proper liquids each day. In addition to staving off hydration, there are additional beverages you can drink each day that can help reduce your menopause symptoms: The female body is made up of about 55% water on average so it's no surprise drinking plenty of water during perimenopause...

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What Is Estrogen And What Does It Do?

Estrogen levels decrease during perimenopause but there are healthy foods you can eat to combat lower estrogen production. Chances are you first heard of estrogen when your period started. Estrogen in females is the hormone that is responsible for the physical changes that turn girls into women during puberty. After you finish puberty, estrogen is still working for you by helping control your menstrual cycle and acting as a key component for reproduction and child bearing. Estrogen also affects several other functions like keeping your cholesterol in check and protecting your bone health. With the onset of perimenopause the amount of estrogen your body produces drops. Along with the end of menstruation, low estrogen levels affect you in other areas which...

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Menopause Effects And Management Beyond The Usual Suspects

It’s way past time to take the taboo out of menopause once and for all. A recent research study commissioned by the British Menopause Society reports an unsettling statistic: Half Of Women Too Embarrassed To Speak To Doctor About Menopause which is preventing way too many women from asking their medical practitioners for advice on lifestyle challenges and changes as well as preventive actions they can implement to help ease their symptoms and improve their overall health and wellness before, during, and after menopause.   With that in mind, we have rounded up five articles that are focused on how menopause can interact with other health issues that are not normally associated with menopause: While they are different conditions, there is a...

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What Are The Symptoms Of Perimenopause?

There you are, sitting at your desk when all of a sudden your skin starts burning for no apparent reason. You start noticing an unusual discomfort or pain during intercourse. You are feeling tired because you haven’t been sleeping well. Your period is lighter, heavier, longer, shorter, earlier, later… than normal. What’s going on? While each of these symptoms can be due to other issues, you are most likely starting to experience the symptoms of (gasp!) perimenopause.     Perimenopause (also known as premenopause) is a term for describing symptoms caused by the normal hormonal fluctuations that occur as a woman moves closer to menopause. As you hit your mid-forties it’s time to start paying attention to how your body...

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