Perimenopause The First Signs Of Change
Perimenopause is the time in a woman’s life when her estrogen and progesterone levels begin to drop. The next stage is menopause.
This normal experience lasts anywhere between four and ten years.
What is Menopause?
Between the ages of 40 to 55 years old, the body goes through natural evolution. A gradual decrease in the ovaries’ production of estrogen marks the transition from fertile, child-bearing years into a whole new stage of life. There are different stages.
Menopause is a process of change marked by symptoms that vary from woman to woman. For many women, menopause will start with irregular periods or heavy bleeding.
Other symptoms experienced by women are :
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Lack of concentration
- Mood imbalance
- Bone health
- Cholesterol levels
It’s amazing to think of how this vital hormone helps keep all of these symptoms in balance. It plays such a vital part in a woman’s life.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Many women opt for a medical solution in the form of HRT hormone replacement therapy.
They seem to be happy with this as the Oestrogen in the HRT can help with the symptoms of menopause.
For decades, women were prescribed HRTs to help relieve menopause symptoms.
A very interesting option for those who would like to support their Oestrogen levels naturally is to use plant Oestrogens called phytoestrogens. Not being Oestrogens themselves, they help mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. This in turn can have a very balancing effect on the body.
The isoflavones in Promensil are naturally occurring and not chemical
Red Clover isoflavones are harvested under (GAP), which means (Good Agricultural Practices) for full traceability.
This is the stage when women face new health challenges as estrogen levels continue to decline, and some women still experience mild menopause symptoms.
This is a critical time to nourish your body with specialized support and care for your bones, heart, and mental and physical wellbeing
Nature Steps in to Give a Hand
Red clover is part of the legume family, and one of the world’s oldest agricultural crops.
It is used as a medicinal herb. There are phytoestrogens in foods like chickpeas, peanuts, flaxseed, berries, barley, grapes, plums, and soya beans. Yet the shining star food of phytoestrogens has to be red clover. It contains almost twice the level of estrogens as soya.
The natural herb Red Clover can help contribute to a woman’s natural balance.
Not all red clovers appear to have what they say on the tin. Some have very little or no isoflavones (phytoestrogens).
This is where a special type of red clover formulation comes into its own.
To help guarantee the purity and quantity of red clover isoflavones, Promensil uses a patented standardized extraction process.
Promensil – A New Dimension in Menopausal Support
It is good to incorporate these healthy habits into your daily weekly routine.
- Set aside time once a week to bond with your partner
- Spend time with people who make you laugh!
- Practice good sleep hygiene
- Treat yourself to a massage or give yourself a foot rub at home
- Maintain a blood pressure goal of <120/< 80
- Get bone mineral density tests at least every 2 years
- Visit your doctor regularly to monitor your cardiovascular risk factors
Creating a healthy lifestyle means discovering and maintaining habits that you enjoy.
Written by Caroline Middleton, Holistic Nutritionist