While some may breeze through with minimal symptoms, others might navigate a more challenging path marked by hot flushes, mood swings and sleep disturbances. We understand that menopause can be far from sunshine and rainbows – It comes with many twists and turns and ups and downs. However, understanding menopause is the first step towards traversing this transformative phase with grace, self-care, and compassion.
What is Menopause?
Menopause, often dubbed the “change of life,” is like a rollercoaster ride for your body. It’s the time when Mother Nature decides to hit pause on your monthly flo. But it’s not just about missing periods and saying goodbye to PMS; oh no, it’s a wild hormonal adventure.
The types/stages of Menopause
Menopause isn’t a one-hit wonder; it comes in stages. First, we have the “Perimenopause,” stage with fluctuating hormones and surprise visits from Aunt Flo. Then, we enter the “Menopause” stage, and the spotlight is on your estrogen as it takes its final bow, and hot flashes add some sizzle to life. Finally, there’s “Postmenopause,” our serene ending, where your body settles into its new normal, and we embrace a new chapter of our lives.
(8-10 years before menopause starts)
- Usually starts in your 40’s
- Estrogen begins to decline and fluctuates
- Periods can occur less often
- Experience mood changes
- Menopausal symptoms begin
- Your period has stopped for 12 consecutive months
- Ovaries stop producing estrogen and releasing eggs
- Menopausal symptoms continue
- 1 year since the last period
- Some menopausal symptoms may continue
Common menopausal symptoms
While every woman experiences menopause differently, we have listed a few common symptoms that occur during menopause.
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Low desire & drive
- Brain fog
- Sleep disturbances
- Irregular periods
- Breast tenderness
How long does menopause last?
The journey through menopause is unique and menopausal symptoms can vary significantly from one woman to another. On average, many women experience symptoms for around four to five years. However, some women may go through the menopausal transition with mild or even no symptoms, while others may experience symptoms for a lot longer.
Recentre, rejuvenate, rebalance
Whether you’re experiencing a smooth transition or grappling with erratic hormonal fluctuations, we’re here to assure you that we’ve always got your back. Our PMS Support + Hormone Balance vitamins combine Dong Quai (female ginseng), St. John’s Wort and Chaste Tree that work their magic to restore balance.
Your menopausal journey is a testament to your strength and the beauty of change. This World Menopause Day, remember that you’re not alone, and your journey deserves to be embraced with grace and confidence.