Perimenopause is the transition period in a women’s life when her ovaries stop producing eggs .Her body produces less estrogen and progesterone and menstruation becomes less frequent. A woman generally experience Perimenopause around the age of 40 years. Symptoms can begin as early as her mid 30s.
Menstrual inequalities – Change in the menstrual cycle is the important sign of Perimenopause. Periods may be shorter, may be longer .women can experience either scanty menses or profuse bleeding.
Hot flushes – Hot flushes and night sweats are the most common signs of Perimenopause.
Weight gain – Less estrogen can cause high cholesterol and weight gain.
Hypertension – High level of cholesterol can ultimately lead to high blood pressure.
Mental symptoms -Like depression, anxiety, irritability can experience by Perimenopausal women.
Loss of Libido – it can experience by many women in the period of Perimenopause.
Dryness of vagina – It occurs due to decreased production of estrogen.
Painful sex – It mainly caused due to dryness of vagina.
Other cause include
- Sleep disturbances
- Frequent urinary tract infections
- Dry skin
- Hair loss
- Rapid heart beat
- Facial tingling
- Breast tenderness
- Involuntary urinary leakage
- FSH level examination
- Bone mineral density
- Breast self examination
- Mammogram testing
- Pap tests
Treatment of Perimenopause symptoms
Homeopathic treatment of Perimenopause symptoms – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat Perimenopause symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved remedies are available for Perimenopause symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below to treat Perimenopause symptoms:
Sulphur, Pulsatilla, Lachesis, Actea Racemosa, camphor, Platina, Sabina, Calcaria carb, Nux Vomica, Sanguinaria and many other medicines.
Allopathic treatment – Mainly include hormonal replacement therapy, antihypertensive drugs, antidepressants etc.
Other alternative and natural modes of treatment for Perimenopause symptoms – mainly include Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga therapy, Relaxation therapy, Acupuncture, Acupressure etc