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How Long Does Menopause Last?

How Long Does Menopause Last?

Perimenopause s a phase when you can see or feel the first changes to your period and body. It can last anywhere from 10 years to a few months. Nevertheless, you need to be prepared and know what can and will happen during this stage in your life.

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Getting Through Menopause Happily: How I reinvented myself

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.

Weight gain is a sign of perimenopause

Weight Gain Sign of Menopause?

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.

Night Sweats - Menopause symptom

Night Sweats – The evil cousins of hot flashes

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.

Fatigue - That Bone Deep Exhaustion

Fatigue – That Bone Deep Exhaustion in Menopause

Fatigue is the feeling that you are never rested and that you lack the energy to perform normal, everyday tasks. This something that almost 75% of women in perimenopause experience. Fatigue is that bone-deep feeling of exhaustion that makes life very difficult.

Insomnia - One of the Most Difficult Symptoms of Menopause

Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the most problematic menopause symptoms. What is it; What causes it; and how can you manage it?

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Perimenopause Signs – Be prepared

Perimenopause can also bring a new feeling of becoming invisible and even nonessential. Many of us feel that our worth has declined by the mere fact that our children have grown and don’t need us as they used to. We face the challenge of redefining our purpose and goals.