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7 Perimenopause Symptoms You Need to Know About Now. If you’re experiencing irregular periods, mood swings and hot flashes, you may be in perimenopause, the walk-up to menopause. Learn the symptoms of this transitional period. Beth Battaglino, RN-C, CEO of HealthyWomen. 20 Sep 2017 Menopause & Aging Well.

What Are the Signs of Perimenopause? Hot flashes. Breast tenderness. Worse premenstrual syndrome. Lower sex drive.

Fatigue. Irregular periods. Vaginal dryness ; discomfort during sex. Urine leakage when coughing or sneezing.

Urinary urgency (an urgent need to urinate more frequently) Mood swings. And as many of those same women enter perimenopause in the years before their periods end, what they need is a sequel. More than three-quarters of women aged 35-50 say they have never been taught a thing about perimenopause, according to a survey by BalmLabs, a skin care company created for women in the “peri” phase—and this is a truth.

The Common Symptoms of Perimenopause. Difficulty Predicting Periods. As you age, and your reproductive ability begins to diminish, estrogen levels start to fluctuate, since your Worsened PMS. Decreased Fertility. Breast Tenderness.

Hot Flashes. Hot Flashes – Hot flashes are a well-known symptom of menopause, however they actually start in perimenopause. According to ACOG 75% of menopausal women in the United States will experience hot flashes. Hot flashes can be a challenging symptom and sometimes interfere with sleep patterns because they can wake you up out of a deep sleep. Worse premenstrual syndrome (PMS) Lower sex drive.

Forgetfulness. Muscle and joint aches. Headaches. Weight gain. Dry skin and hair loss.

And as oestrogen levels drop more (in your final 1-2 years of perimenopause), you can also experience: Hot flushes. You may need treatment if your symptoms are severe or affecting your quality of life. Hormone therapy may be an effective treatment in women under the age of 60, or within 10 years of menopause. By Rachel Lankester.

Did you know when most people talk about menopause symptoms, they really mean perimenopause symptoms? Perimenopause feels like a word in disguise, hiding in the shadows, waiting patiently for its day in the spotlight, when the world wakes up to its masquerading Big Sister menopause. Symptoms of perimenopause include hot flashes, problems sleeping normally, increased depression or anxiety, menstrual irregularity, and vaginal changes. Perimenopause symptoms usually last around four years but can sometimes come and go for up to 10 years before menopause begins. As you age, your hormone levels drop.

The strongest symptoms of menopause happen during the largest drop in your hormone levels. What is menopause? Menopause is a stage in life when you stop having your monthly period. It’s a normal part of aging and marks the end of your reproductive years.

Menopause typically occurs in your late 40s to.

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Clinical treatment of women in the perimenopause should address three general areas of concern: (1) irregular bleeding, (2) symptoms of early menopause, such as hot flushes, and (3) the inability to conceive.

“Comprehensive Gynecology” by Gretchen M. Lentz, David M. Gershenson
from Comprehensive Gynecology
by Gretchen M. Lentz, David M. Gershenson
Elsevier Mosby, 2012

Other symptoms frequently attributed to the menopause include depression, anxiety, tearfulness, lack of confidence, headaches, changes in skin texture, loss of sexual interest, urinary difficulties and sleeplessness.

“Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches” by Jeanne Mager Stellman, International Labour Organisation, International Labour Office
from Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches
by Jeanne Mager Stellman, International Labour Organisation, International Labour Office
International Labour Office, 1998

Perimenopause symptoms as well as PMS: Cimicifuga racemosa 6.

“The Clinician's Handbook of Natural Medicine E-Book” by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray, Herb Joiner-Bey
from The Clinician’s Handbook of Natural Medicine E-Book
by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray, Herb Joiner-Bey
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008

Symptoms that are often proposed to be associated with perimenopause include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, headaches, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, depression, irritability, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and weight gain.

“Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course” by Elizabeth D. Hutchison
from Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course
by Elizabeth D. Hutchison
SAGE Publications, 2014

Menopausal symptoms (i.e., hot flashes, night sweats, nausea/vomiting) include amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menstrual irregularity, vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, and vaginal irritation (dryness) have been reported, but do not require discontinuance of treatment.

“Handbook of Drug Interactions: A Clinical and Forensic Guide” by Ashraf Mozayani, Lionel Raymon
from Handbook of Drug Interactions: A Clinical and Forensic Guide
by Ashraf Mozayani, Lionel Raymon
Humana Press, 2011

Typical symptoms that result from the sudden decrease in estrogen production around menopause are menstrual cycle disorders, vasomotor changes (hot flushes, night sweats), and urogenital complications (atrophic vaginal irritation and dryness, dyspareunia, atrophic urethral epithelium leading to micturition disorders).

“Williams Textbook of Endocrinology” by Shlomo Melmed, MBChB, MACP, Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, P. Reed Larsen, MD, FRCP, Henry M. Kronenberg, MD
from Williams Textbook of Endocrinology
by Shlomo Melmed, MBChB, MACP, Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Symptoms of menopause are common and include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings with emotional lability and irritability, depression, insomnia, vaginal dryness, dyspareunia, dysuria, and urinary incontinence.

“Prometric MCQs In General Medicine”
from Prometric MCQs In General Medicine
by
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Utian77 first posited that symptoms attributed to menopause should be limited only to those symptoms that are estrogen-dependent, that is, vasomotor symptoms, atrophic vaginitis, and osteoporosis.

“Women and Health” by Marlene B. Goldman, Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode
from Women and Health
by Marlene B. Goldman, Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode
Elsevier Science, 2012

Various physiologic and hormonal changes occur during this period, including a decrease in estrogen, increase in FSH, and classic symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness.

“Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology” by Tamara L. Callahan, Aaron B. Caughey
from Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology
by Tamara L. Callahan, Aaron B. Caughey
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott William & Wilkins, 2009

The time before menopause, called perimenopause, can last for years, bringing with it uncomfortable symptoms such as irregular periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and sleep problems.

“Kinn's The Medical Assistant E-Book: An Applied Learning Approach” by Brigitte Niedzwiecki, Julie Pepper, P. Ann Weaver
from Kinn’s The Medical Assistant E-Book: An Applied Learning Approach
by Brigitte Niedzwiecki, Julie Pepper, P. Ann Weaver
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

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  • Naturopathic DRs know so much more about hormones and how food can help regulate your hormones. They are a great resource and compliment to your MD.

  • Hi thank you so much for all this information however I don’t experience hot flashes or any sweatyness a warm feeling in my face and dry mouth I’ve developed got it 2 months now my taste buds to oh not forgetting sinus and lots of mucus I never use to have I also watch what I eat don’t have appetite but it’s good for me I drink lots water that helps a lot �� ❤️ ones again your video helps me understanding my body better ������

  • I have found several times that doctors simply do not know a lot about women‘s bodies after menopause. It seems somehow not interesting. So thank you for your interest.

  • I had a tubaligation at 30. I went into early Menapause unknowingly at 36 when I started skipping cycles. I was concerned since I had always been regular and on time. My gun prescribed some sort of hormone pill without any kind of blood work to check my levels. After taking the first pill I thought I was dying as I felt faint and couldn’t stand or hardly move. I threw them away. I am now 53 and haven’t had a cycle in 12 or so years. Biggest question is I wonder if the tubaligation had anything to do with it.

  • I’m currently under my GP for tests with regards to pre-menopausal symptoms. I’m having another internal ultrasound on Monday and have just had more bloods and swabs taken. I’m just feeling like crap and am currently on week six of this period, of which sometimes I miss entirely… ����

  • I heard this woman a few years ago that she got menopause at age 65 and she take supplements and take good care of her health. I got menopause at age 53 and never had hot flashes. Just try to eat healthy and avoid sweets. Not taking any medication at age 66. Thank you lovely ladies for this video. God bless you both!

  • My mom is 78, and when I showed her many of your videos, she said she still experiences several of the menopause symptoms mentioned.

  • Thank you so so much….for this…You are a god send:)

    Just wanted to know if you could speak more on
    1. autoimmune issues
    2. insomnia
    3. anxiety / depression

    After postmenopausal issues lets say you are 3 years done…
    Can You still get night sweats Can u actually get fevers with the night sweats?

    4. What is your view on Bio Identical hormones…
    5. Any thoughts on natural elements that can help?

  • I also think the medical community doesnt care to learn and research anything in regards to peri menopause and menopause. So they stick to old treatment plans which is super frustrating and really sad. Hence why you need to be your own advocate and do the research yourself. Perfect example i just went to by obgyn and having heavy periods now more frequent every 2 wks.. im 43 and asked if i could get my hormones tested. HE said “oh no u dont need that hormones go up and down whats the point” how sad for us all women in the world.. thats what most ob gyns say. Unless u are willing to go to a homeopath or private doc where u pay cash those docs have time

  • At approximately 21:09, you mentioned to Dr. Garrett that there are 3 types of testing and Dr. Garrett mentioned Dutch testing but the other 2 weren’t mentioned. What were the other 2?

  • Thank you for talking about this. It’s rarely ever spoken about in terms overall health. ‘Am 36 and have no symptoms but intend to get ahead of it. My mum has had a very difficult time with menopause and I do not intend to put myself through that. Thank you again for raising this topic Doctors.

  • I have been on HRT for 13 years now, it has kept my body strong & healthy, l have no plans to stop taking it…Big love…(1) Menopause HRT & Me YouTube

  • In the UK, you can get HRT from your GP, although not all doctors are equally up to speed on peri, so you might need a second or third opinion. There’s no need to pay for private treatment, either, unless you really want to. FWIW, I started on HRT two years ago and they will prise those patches out of my cold, dead hands.

  • I enjoy many of your recipes. I just noticed with the almond pancakes you were using a non-stick pan. That was 6 yrs ago, so hoping you no longer use those (I stopped using them yrs ago, along with the “microwave”). Thing is, “menopause” isn’t a disease and, like so many things with women especially, it shouldn’t be treated as such. It’s sad that so many of us are in this bubble of giving so much of our power over to “doctors” (actually translates to “teacher,” but not represented that way in our cra-cra world). FYI, I only watched 5 mins of this video, so… But being a woman who hasn’t been to a mainstream doc in well over 20 yrs, and still have all my lady parts, my advice of course is to avoid mainstream docs like the plague. Stop using crap like non-stick pans, and all their other toxic stuff. Like dairy products. Like toxic soaps, deodorant, cleaners, hair dyes, etc. Don’t let ’em squish your boobs (causes the big C) and don’t put your feet in those stirrups (that regular horror would have to greatly contribute to stress/anxiety=disease). Don’t let them cut you at least until you’ve researched/tried natural ways of healing. Research natural birth control. All of this (and more) is what makes “menopause” more like a disease. Living a crazy unnatural life pumped up with all the toxins (air, food, water, cosmetics, personal care products, utensils, clothes…but there are alternatives). Uh, yep, I’ve done the menopause thing, no white coats present. Don’t remember the day it started or ended. Had a few “hot flashes” here and there, but as I recall I was drinking some herbal tea that greatly reduced them. I still have my natural hair color (no white or gray…unheard of at this age). Um yeah, mainstream crap is a killer, and being treated like cattle (stirrups, are they still doing that?), is very aging. Women, take back your power, and your body. Know that you deserve so much better, a non-toxic life at the very least. You’re just a cash cow for them, whether per their ignorance or just blatant greed.

  • I had hysterectomy aged thirty seven and ovaries removed six years later. Have recently started A Vogel Menopause Support and am amazed how much they have helped me. I should have been taking them years ago. Had no HRT and realise now how my body and mind have been struggling. Are these long term medical treatment?? Thanks

  • Thank you ever so much for the video. I have booked an appointment with Dr Anna and can’t wait! in the meantime, what could you suggest for when I feel my heart beating faster than normal and sweat and cold feet, which was the case this morning and i had to just concentrate on breathing in and out slowly. If you have any other ways I can cope I would be thankful forever. P.s. I’ve just bought the book

  • I started peri-menopause 10 years ago at age 45. I went an entire year without a period in 2017, then got my period on day 366 and have been getting it ever since. Now I have an ovarian cyst due to the HRT. When is this going to end?!

  • I’m 21 now but I was diagnosed with this at 18. I had to do chemo for a cancerous tumor I had and the type of chemo affected my fertility. It was so so so awful to experience. I could never sleep (hot flashes), I was almost always numb or disassociating, and the only true emotion I felt was anger. Thank GOD I was in the position where my doctors were looking for this type of behavior/changes. I eventually got put onto birth control to maintain a normal balance of estrogen in my body. I’m so sorry for everyone out there who has their own battles with this. ❤️

  • Just the other week I declared that I swear that when I’m pms’ing I’m also experiencing premenopausal symptoms! I turned 40 two days ago so I wasn’t sure if it was too early for this to be true and maybe I was just crazy! Thank you for discussing this topic!

  • Hi! Thank you so much for this information video! Dr. Garrett is wonderful! I plan on ordering her book! I was wondering if you’ve heard of Napro Technology? Dr. Garrett said so many things that reminded me of it. Its an approach to helping women with infertility, periomenopause, menopause, postmenopause, hormone imbalance, painful periods, understanding your cycle, etc.. I’m just mentioning it in case you or your viewers were interested in exploring it, or possibly doing a show on it? Here is an article I found that could explain it in detail. https://naturalwomanhood.org/fertility-awareness-naprotechnology-natural-solution-endometriosis-pcos-infertility-womens-health-062018/. My OB/GYN specializes in this. For women trying to conceive, it offers natural alternatives that are not artificial. There are several doctors all over the country that practice this. It truly respects a women’s fertility. Thanks for your channel! Love your recipes as well!

  • I’ve noticed that my body thermostat seems a mess since going through the menopause. If I get cold, takes me AGES to get warn again. Pre menopause I always seemed to be warm.
    Great advice.. Thank you x

  • Thank you so much I just explained to my new gynecologist what I have been going through since my hysterectomy surgery. I am hoping she will guide me like you have.

  • so knowing that most obgyns don’t t have the knowledge necessary about menopause which professional specialist should we see to manage peri menopause and menopause?

  • I’m 58 and have been incredibly fortunate compared to most of my friends. I did discover my thyroid is slightly underactive. In 2017 I had a traumatic experience and my hair suffered loss. It’s actually never regained its thickness. Irritable at times.. No hot flushes or mood swings..

  • Perfect discussionI’m 52 and just was declared post menopausethe weight is what I struggle with and your sight keeps me interested in new food plans and I’ve enjoyed changing everything I eat I feel great but the weight is slow to go!

  • Hello Danny, I am Joyce from the Netherlands. Thank you for doing this and sharing all your recipes. I have made some of the recipes and felt super proud because I never baked or cooked before. I always used the steamer because I was always really busy. Now with your recipes I also can cook and bake. Thanks again

  • I’m still getting my period, but the emotions along with other physical symptoms make me think I am perimenopausal. Could this be? Doctors in America don’t believe me when I tell them I think I am peri. I’m 37, but that’s the age for the women in my family.

  • Dani, thank you…thank you! This is so helpful and I am so glad we’re not hiding this part of our lives…it’s natural. We need to communicate and know we are not alone. I’ve found acupuncture, yoga, and an excellent naturopathic doctor very helpful for perimenopause.

  • I have been postmenopausal for 8 years, and I am 32-years-old. My doctors are clueless. I went through it alone. I was 25 years old and my VA doctor constantly stated that my case is so “fascinating” my fsh and lh levels are unheard of and off the charts by 100%. I know that doctors think about becoming the first to do this and that, but hearing how “fascinating” it is, while I was suffering, did not receive help or advice, and found out that I was barren really hurt.

  • It’s finally good to see women talking about this. Last year for me was the worst year of my life because I thought I was in peri menopause but when I found the right doctor I had already went through menopause. I’m only 45 so it was a shock for me. It took a whole year to get me physically, mentally & emotionally whole again. The right doctor is key because my obgyn made me feel like I was going crazy when I knew something was wrong. So if one doctor won’t listen find another one!

  • Oh Dear one, thanks so much for yr education, my menss stop for almost 2 year and it came back year Feb. and March 2019 it have never be back again. Since than l have been having a lot of systems the most worry one is right shoulder pain when sleeping why?

  • Happy hump day! Today I am sharing a follow up interview with my friend + health expert, Dr Anna Garrett. Dr. Anna just launched her new book: Perimenopause: A Savvy Sister’s Guide To Hormone Harmony (you can pre order here: https://youtu.be/iu2cHBGdtgw) is committed to helping women become their own health advocates! I hope you find this info insightful, I know I sure did! xo-Dani