Perimenopausal and Menopausal Wellness
Perimenopause describes the period leading up to menopause (complete cessation of all periods representing the ending of the active function of the ovaries) when women find themselves experiencing symptoms concerning the reproductive cycle – this can occur from 35 years onwards for some individuals, although the majority of people start around the 40s. It is important to know that this is a normal transition in a women’s life due to the changes of oestrogen and progesterone secretion. As the ovaries begin to become less active women can experience symptoms of perimenopause long before they actually reached their menopause, and it is important to know what they are and the health options available.
The perimenopausal period usually lasts for about 5 years, although there are enormous individual variations. Most commonly it is associated with a change in the normal menstrual cycle – from being regular to irregular and the amount of bleeding experience may also become variable. Other symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, changes in the breasts, sleep disturbances, fatigue, mood swings, vaginal dryness, physiologic disturbance and loss of libido. This is by no means universal, and most women will have variable amount of symptoms during this time.
There are remedies both in conventional medicine and alternative healing techniques.
At The Women's Clinic we have gathered the expertise of various disciplines including gynecologists, nurse specialist, nutritionist and clinical psychologists to help support our clients through this phase in their life, and make this transition a smooth one. We would also recommend appropriate investigations if required to evaluate the individual’s health and to establish a set of baseline for future follow up comparison.
Our aim is to help optimize the women’s health and help them through this important transition period in their life, leading to a healthy second half in their life’s journey.