Top Menopause Questions Answered
As women are nearing or just entering the menopausal transition, many are left with doubts concerning what to expect and – of course – how to stave off some of the most harrying symptoms they’ve probably heard whispers of for years. Don’t worry. We’re one step ahead of you on your path to optimal health and well-being. Find out answers to your top menopause questions right here.
1. What is the average age of menopause?
In the United States, the average age of menopause is 51. Remember that menopause is simply a date in which a woman has gone 12 consecutive months without a menstrual bleed. Any time before this date during which she experiences symptoms of hormonal imbalance alongside abnormal hormone levels is known as perimenopause, though it is colloquially referred to as menopause.
2. What are the most common symptoms?
Some of the most common perimenopause symptoms are irregular periods, mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, vaginal dryness, irritability, weight gain, while it is not uncommon for midlife women to also report digestive disturbances, anxiety, sleeping problems, memory lapses, and difficulty concentrating, among others.
3. How long does it last?
The average length of perimenopause is four years. However, some women only pass through the transition for a few months, while others struggle with it for around a decade. Once a woman hits postmenopause, it is possible for her to continue experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance, which can lead way to more risky health complications, such as heart disease and osteoporosis.
4. Do all women experience it the same way?
No, each woman’s menopause experience will differ. For instance, while it is standard for women to enter the menopausal transition in their 40s, there are abnormalities during which they can enter perimenopause as early as their early 30s or as late as their 50s. Also, women may experience more vague symptoms of burning tongue, tingling extremities, or electric shock sensations instead of or in addition to the more standard symptoms
5. How can I stay healthy during and after menopause?
There are a variety of holistic measures women of all ages can take to support endocrine system health for symptom relief and overall well-being, including:
- Staying active. Just 30 minutes a day, five days a week not only helps relieve pent-up stress, but also helps maintain a healthy weight, improve circulation, and boost mood, among other benefits. So, get moving! (For optimal bone health, don’t forget weight-bearing exercises.)
- Eating well. We’re sure you’ve heard this since day one, but it really is important to eat all of your vegetables. Add some whole grains, fresh fruits, and plant-based protein – especially those rich in phytoestrogens – into the mix as well.
- Having wholesome habits. Quit smoking. Get enough sleep each night. Stop excessive caffeine consumption. Take part in your favorite hobby for stress reduction, and all that jazz. Your body cannot perform at its best if you are hindering its efforts, and speaking of which…
- Indulging in some much-needed “me” time. Menopause is a time when women may feel as if they have more stability in life as many of their roles as mother, spouse, etc. are being fulfilled. Since they no longer have to carry the whole world on their shoulders, this is when they can partake in necessary personal time by picking up an old hobby, practicing a new one, enriching their social life, and more.
6. Is there natural treatment for menopause?
Natural treatment for menopause – such as Macafem – focuses on supporting endocrine system efforts for optimal hormonal health. Macafem is a completely natural herbal supplement that nourishes the thyroid and pituitary glands to produce more of their own hormones instead of introducing synthetic, exogenous hormones into the body. By addressing the source of the problem, Macafem naturally and effectively relieves menopause symptoms as well as those of other hormonal disorders.
In conclusion, while the menopausal transition is as unique as each and every woman who has to pass through it, this life event should not have to mean sleepless nights, raging moods, or endless discomforts. With a bottle of Macafem at your side and the will to make the most out of menopause, there is a way to sail through these years with relative ease.
Office on Women’s Health. (2017). Top Questions About Menopause. Retrieved May 30, 2019, from https://www.womenshealth.gov/files/documents/fact-sheet-menopause.pdf