Understanding MenopauseThe American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynocologists reports that nearly 6,000 women in the United States experience early symptoms of menopause every day. Approximately 33 million women are currently transitioning into menopause, which often lasts between 10 to 15 years. Typically, most women reach menopause between the ages of 45 -55, however some may begin to exhibit symptoms as early as 35 years of age.
What is Perimenopause?
Perimenopause is the menopausal transition which means “around menopause.” During perimenopause hormones, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are beginning to fluctuate, signaling the end of your reproductive years. Throughout this transition it is common for women to experience years of symptoms. More often than not issues are left undiagnosed or diagnosed incorrectly. As a result, medications are quickly prescribed on a symptom basis without a full understanding that they may be due to menopause. Insomnia, for example can be an early perimenopausal symptom but may be treated as a sleeping disorder from daily work stress with basic sleeping pills. Skin problems due to menopause such as dryness, patchiness and breakouts may be treated with a variety of products formulated more for beauty issues and aging rather than formulated for menopausal skin issues. Smooth Transition is skin care for menopause and helps with skin issues in both perimenopause through post menopause.
What ai the difference between perimenopause and menopause?
Though menopause is common for all women, the symptoms, and her journey through the change is unique to her. Menopause is defined as going 12 consecutive months without a period. Once menopause is reached symptoms do not simply cease, and are commonly experienced for years in what is referred to as post menopause.