Perimenopause symptoms can start from 10 to 15 years ahead of menstruation entirely stops. Menstruation can start and stop for periods of time during perimenopause. Perimenopause symptoms might include: complexity in concentrating, hot flashes, joint and muscle aches, changes in sexual desire, headaches, extreme perspiring, mood differences, decreased libido (sex drive), night sweats, vaginal dryness, frequent urination, symptoms similar to PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and sleep disturbances. The symptoms may also resemble other conditions or medical problems such as nausea, urine leakage when coughing or sneezing, urinary urgency (feeling of a need to urinate more frequently), fatigue, stomach pain and vomiting. Some women may have symptoms so difficult that it disrupts their daily lives and sleep; others may well only have a few slight symptoms. Over time, hormones will even out at lower levels and most symptoms will go away.
An unhealthy lifestyle is not only bad for you but it could as well intensify the severity of your perimenopausal symptoms. Along with ageing and your lowering estrogen levels your body could produce harmful changes in your blood cholesterol that can increase your risk of heart disease. You may experience lower HDL or "good" cholesterol and at the same exact time higher LDL or "bad cholesterol. Now that you are perimenopausal your lifestyle choices will be more important than ever.
There are quite a few emotional symptoms, or symptoms that may affect your emotions throughout perimenopause such as: anger, stress, extreme fatigue, mood swings, irritability, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, and depression. It is feasible that this period of time could be one f the most emotionally and physicaly miserable times in your life. Many women have expressed that the emotional stresses along with the physiological and cognitive symptoms are even worse than the hot flashes themselves. All of these stresses combined with physical conditions not to mention any other stresses that may exist in your life may because so distressing, leaving you in a vulnerable position so much so that you are willing to "try anything" including a number of risky options.
You can already be familiar with about risk connected with using prescription medications such as HRT (hormone replacement therapy, or hormones such as bioidenticals, progestin, progesterone, testosterone, SSRI medications, dhea supplements, estrogen creams. You may well also be overwhelmed with all the natural natural cures being supported as solutions to menopause symptoms. Just to name a few: valerian root, yams, dong quai, oat straw, theanine, flaxseed, lemon balm, licorice, soy, St johns wart, red clover, hops, passion flower, Siberian ginseng, wheat, lavender, green tea, chamomile, phanax ginseng, ginkgo biloba, kava, evening primrose oil, black cohosh, sage leaves, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Although there are quite a few organic cures being talked about for perimenopause not many of them can illustrate scientific evidence providing support for claims of significant improvement. One shining ray of hope is a study completed by the Mayo Clinic which women took 40 grams of flaxseed daily for six weeks and reported a 57% improvement in hot flashes and menopause symptoms. (www(dot)mayoclinic.org/news2007-rst/4208.html). That is rather an teriffic result, even if about 30% of participants did not complete the trial generally due to bowel troubles (due to all the fiber). Recently FemFlax has been launched a flax based menopause herbal supplement that uses a concentrated encapsulated powder that is derived from the outer hulls of the flax seed (the part with the highest lignin count) the end result is a much more powerful solution that also contains less fiber, so it is not likely users will experience the same bowel troubles from too much fiber as in the Mayo Clinic study.