As women age, they go through various life phases, including teen years, childbearing years, and then menopause. During menopause, you can no longer get pregnant and will not have your menstrual period for an extended period of time. Here is more information about what it is like to go through menopause and the years before this divine transition into wise womanhood.
Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause can often sneak up on you, where you don’t realize what is happening until you see your doctor about odd physical or mental symptoms. Some women do get perimenopause first, where you experience some menopause symptoms prior to actually having menopause. This is actually a good thing because you have this for a few years before menopause, giving you plenty of time to adjust to the changes in your divine body.
When menopause arrives, you may have any combination of symptoms. Some women have severe hot flashes, while other women don’t have them at all. Aside from the hot flashes, you will have no more periods and your PMS symptoms should be much different than they were before. You might have a little weight gain, especially around your midsection. You may also have vaginal dryness as a result of the decreased hormone levels in your body.
When You Will Go Through it
You can go through menopause at different ages, but the majority of women will have it occur between 45 and 55. Some women have it much younger, starting with perimenopause first around the age of 35 up. Other women luck out and last until 60 or older before going through menopause! The average age for experiencing early stages of menopause is about 51 years of age. It takes a while for your body to adjust fully to menopause.
While menopause is completely normal and something most women will go through, it does have some mild complications. First of all, with vaginal dryness and changes in your mood and physical health, you might experience a steep decline in your sexual interest. This often goes away once you get used to the changes your body is going through. You are also at a risk for medical conditions like osteoporosis when you go through menopause.
Whatever your symptoms are they can be addressed or entirely avoided especially during your perimenopause years. Our body is so so intelligent and we are designed to heal and go through a smooth and graceful transition! Join Sonia in September for a Hormone Harmony & Yoga Reset for women ages 35 and beyond. We will heal our hormones together and learn about the dreaded (but should not be) “graceful” transition.
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