Peri menopause is the period from your last periods. It is a natural process in woman's life cycle and it happens when she has lost the reproductive capability. The levels of reproductive hormone may rise or fall during this period. The hormonal imbalance may cause some effects in her body. She may have frequent periods or too long periods. Most of the women experience heavy bleeding or light bleeding during peri menopause. These are all due to the hormone changes in her body. It is no a disease. So there is no need to worry unless the problems become serious.
Menstrual irregularity is the most common symptom of peri menopause. Hot flashes and sleeping disorders may also occur. Hot flashes are the hot prickly feeling in the back. She may experience night sweats or feel too cold during night times. This may disturb her sleep and that in turn will increase some troubles.
Vaginal and bladder problems may happen. The vaginal tissues may lose lubricants and elasticity. As a result she may feel pain during intercourse. Vaginal dryness can also cause urine infections.
Though you are nearing your menopause, there is chance of pregnancy during this period. If you have periods then you should take birth control measures. Continue until you had no periods for last 1 year.
Broken bone is also a common symptom of peri menopause. This is due to calcium deficiency. As you get older you may lack calcium that in turn weeks your bones. You can balance the problem by taking 1500 mg calcium daily.
You may also face some cholesterol changes. As you get older, the good cholesterol in your body will decrease and bad cholesterol will increase. This may lead to heart disease. So you must be careful about your diet.
Perimenopause can be defined as the transition period between normal menstrual cycles to no menstrual period at all. The normal age for peri menopause is 45 and it may last upto55. The normal peri menopause period is thus 4 to 5 years. Some women may have 10 years of peri menopause period.
The perimenopause period may vary from women to women. You can guess yours according to your mother's or elder sister's peri menopause period. As the hormone level decreases you may face some physical changes like hair loss, unwanted hair in face and sudden weight in waist line etc. This may upset you. Yet you can solve the problem by taking good diet and regular exercises.
There are some natural remedies for peri menopause symptoms. Natural herbs can be taken with the help of experts. There are no side effects here. So you will not face any risk in taking natural remedies.