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Perimenopause symptom #1: Foggy foggy head

Wait. What was I going to write about? Oh, right. Perimenopause, symptoms of.  There seems to be some confusion over what perimenopause is, when it starts, and when it’s no longer “peri,” it’s just full-on menopause. So let’s talk about some of the key symptoms that let you know when you’re in the countdown to the End of Periods. Perimenopause usually starts in a woman’s 40s, though it can happen as early as the mid-30s. Reproduction is winding down, estrogen levels are declining, periods become irregular. Perimenopause typically starts 4-5 years before menopause, though it can be much earlier. Menopause is defined as the stage of life beginning when a woman has had no periods for 12 consecutive months. So...

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How To Make Menopause The Best Years Of Your Life?

The menopause road is on the map for all women, and like most journeys being prepared for what may come makes travel easier and more enjoyable.     Society has conditioned us to view women in their post reproductive years in a condescending manner. However if you were to ask any woman she will likely say there is a huge difference in how she feels compared to her biological age, albeit encountering a few slight detours on the well-traveled path. With the onset of premenopause signaling the nearing of the menopause years the concept of menopause sexual wellness is, sadly, dismissed by most. Growing older brings about hormonal changes to our bodies but that does not mean your menopause sexual...

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Is There Menopause Symptom Relief To Be Found With Marijuana?

While the scientific health benefits of marijuana are just starting to be fully studied, there are many signs that cannabis can help alleviate symptoms common with perimenopause.     The debate on the use of marijuana for medical purposes will likely go on for years. It seems, however, that more and more women are finding they can find relief from some of their menopause symptoms with cannabis products. It’s important to separate any preconceived notions you have in regards to using marijuana for medical purposes: Cannabis usage is becoming more mainstream as people learn they can get relief naturally from a wide range of medical issues in various medicinal marijuana forms. Reduction in endocannbinoids signaling may be responsible for some...

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Feeling Dry? The Ways That Menopause Dries You Out

Perimenopause can wreak havoc on your hormones leaving you feeling dry, itchy and irritated all over your body.     The changing hormone levels that come from the onset of perimenopause brings about many symptoms. We hear about hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings all the time, but our bodies also react in ways you might not be aware of.  Keeping properly hydrated is crucial to your health whatever age you are, and taking steps to nourish the parts of your body which can become dry due to hormonal changes will help alleviate those symptoms as well as prevent them from developing into other, more serious, health issues. Here are 5 dryness symptoms of perimenopause to keep an eye on:...

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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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