Menopause & Perimenopause
How do you recognize that your body is going through menopause? You may be well aware of the tell-tale sign of menopause, the absence of periods. However, a lack of periods does not represent the inception of menopause. Because before menopause comes perimenopause. Yay!
During perimenopause, your body will start experiencing the effects of fluctuating hormones such as a drop in progesterone which you may notice through a change in sleep patterns, anxiety or aching joints. Lets not forget the declining estrogen levels, which can cause vaginal dryness, atrophy (thinning of the tissues), increased pelvic pain, and pelvic organs to weaken resulting in incontinence.
But it’s not all doom and gloom, consulting a women’s health specialist and making time for your pelvic health as part of your overall wellbeing can help you manage this next chapter in your life like a pro!