Otherwise consult your doctor if you experience fatigue and weakness so he or she can prescribe to the best treatment.
- Most common is the onslaught of hot flashes when you body temperature rises drastically all over your body. Some women experience it just around the head and neck areas. These are the most uncomfortable symptoms as they are unpredictable and you never know how intense each one will be.
- Decreased sex drive- this occurs mainly due to psychological issues
- Vaginal dryness
- Breast sensitivity
- Irregular menstruation
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Sleeping problems
- Bladder problems
All of the above are the most regular and frequent problems reported in most women going through premenopause
Premenopause is the stage when after 12 months you have not had your usual period and these above symptoms usually start appearing after the year your menstrual cycle has stopped. It technically lasts for about 4 years, but it differs from each woman and can last up to 10 years and in under less as a few months.
The time period for Premenopause to last depends greatly on your own body's natural state and chronological order. Some women start producing less estrogen as young as in their 30s and this can also be due to their body's reaction to pregnancy, chronic illnesses and medications of the past. Each body is different and unique and no one's biological make up is ever the same.
and menopause is a part of life and is a completely natural phase to go through and it doesn't actually need treatment.
Yet, many women experience severe symptoms that can make concentrating difficult and cause difficulty on their lifestyles especially those who are still in the work place. Luckily there are plenty of solutions on today's shelves that can be given over the counter and in your local pharmacy. If you don't want to be bothered with traditional methods you can always opt for the alternative solutions instead.
It is always important you consult with your medical practitioner or doctor before taking on any medication and to have the appropriate tests conducted before starting treatment.
Yet, it's always most advisable to start implementing the most basic treatments upon yourself before you seek medical help to relieve your pre menopausal symptoms. By this we refer to a change in lifestyle and mind set that also help overcome pre menopausal symptoms. This includes:
- A change in diet- soy food has proven to alleviate the symptoms even completely, as studies conducted in the East show that Japanese women hardly ever report to have suffered from pre menopausal symptoms.
- Regular exercise or new exercise regime- we not saying to push your body to the extreme with rigorous work outs. Rather choose a work out plan that can fit into your life style and one you feel comfortable with such as yoga.
- Do go for regular check ups at your doctor- regular visit to your doctor during and after menopause is essential as after menopause women have a higher increase in getting cancer and osteoporosis as the body become more fragile from the lack of estrogen produced. Going to the doctor helps as they would be able to locate or detect any important problems that could be serious.
- Cut back on caffeine, cigarettes, and stressful activities as these only look to enhance the symptoms of pre menopausal stress.
If these do not work for you and you are not improving then sometimes medical assistance could be the answer. There are various medications out there so be well informed and consult with the professional and your doctor first before taking them. These include:
- Various forms of HRT-HRT is only used for extreme cases of menopausal symptoms and can have severe side effects if the incorrect dosage is not given.
- Estrogenic supplements- these can come in the form of birth control pills or other forms of contraceptive medications. These treatments help replace or increase low estrogen production during menopause.
- Anti-depressants-these should only be prescribed if the physiological change and symptoms affect your mental state to a level where it affects your life that it becomes unbearable. Otherwise therapy should be the first step to take or you can join a support group.
- Herbal remedies- herbal remedies can be a good option, but it's advisable you be well informed of any of them before taking them. Consult a herbalist, doctor or professional on how various herbs can work for you. Just because they are labeled natural, does not mean its safe. Herbal medicines can also have severe side effects just as laboratories controlled medication.
Before embarking on any medication to treat premenopause symptoms you must realize this is a natural phase of a woman's life. Luckily in today's fantastic break throughs in medicine and technology you can control how you want to experience life in your own body. So it is therefore important that you are in full control in every aspect and make sure you make a well informed professional based decision of your method of treatment.