I reached menopause in my mid-forties with a far more emotional reaction than I was used to having. All of a sudden, I found that I had to manage my energy carefully, that I had to say ‘no’ more often in order to stay balanced. Initially, I also had the feeling that my youth and attractiveness was fading.
You are going on with your day, minding your own business when this uneasy feeling of heat starts. It is rising from deep inside you and is spreading so quickly as if a heat bomb had just exploded. That is how most women experience hot flashes.
As my co-founder and I talked about how to help women overcome all the challenges of perimenopause and menopause, an idea started slowly forming on the blackboard wall of my home office. We knew that more than 70% of women in this life transition suffer from hot flashes. This is the reason we started with this menopause symptom.
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One of the perimenopausal symptoms is the onset of urinary incontinence. You may begin to notice that you need to urinate more often, and start to experience leaking when your bladder is full. You may be too embarrassed to talk about this and wonder what is happening to your body. Often, women will not connect urinary incontinence to menopause problems.
Low estrogen causes fat to be stored around the midriff. The body does that because visceral fat (around the tummy) contains estrogen and the body is trying to compensate for the lower production of estrogen from the ovaries.
On average irregular periods, last 4 years but again, every woman is different. For some, this can take a decade or just a few months before your menstruation stops completely and you enter menopause.
Memory issues and difficulty concentrating experienced by women in their 40’s often referred to as brain fog is a perimenopause symptom.
Night sweats are recurring instances of intense perspiration which happen during your sleep. You wake often drenched in sweat so much that your nightgown and sheets are wet. At the same time, you have a feeling of being too hot that is often followed by a chill.