Menopause is a daunting, yet unavoidable, part of life for any woman.
But what symptoms can we expect? And what can we do about it?
Let us take a look at the most symptoms of menopause is fast-approaching. The sooner we can spot it, the sooner we can start to take action against it and get through to the other side as smoothly as possible.
At what age does menopause normally occur?
The average age of onset for “natural” menopause is 51. However, because of genetics, illness, or medical procedures, some women go through menopause as early as age 35! But that is not too common, and menopause that occurs before this age, whether natural or induced, is known as “premature” menopause.
What are the early symptoms of menopause?
Some of the most common symptoms that could be tell-tale signs of the start of menopause include:
The biggest, most well-known, and most despised symptom of menopause is none other than the dreaded hot flushes!
A woman’s face and neck may turn red and her skin may look blotchy during a hot flush. Approximately 70 to 80% of women experience hot flushes during menopause.
This blast of warmth varies in intensity as well as duration and often disturbs sleeping patterns. You can use the Manna Hot Flus Gel to get rid of hot flushes almost instantly.
Hot flushes do not only happen during the day – or even while you are awake for that matter! When you get a hot flush episode while you are asleep, you can wake up boiling and drenched in sweat – hence the term: night sweats.
Although they basically just hot flushes that happen during the night, it is not to say they will happen to you just because you have hot flushes during the day.
The Manna Hot Flush Gel also works great for night sweats, and you can even use it to prevent them by applying it just before going to bed.
It is not difficult to imagine that one might have difficulty sleeping while suffering from night sweats. But this is not the only reason why you may struggle to sleep during menopause, as other symptoms like headaches or vaginal itching may also keep you awake.
In the time leading up to menopause, a lot of women complain about memory loss, also called memory lapses. They experience forgetfulness and may have difficulty concentrating.
After the start of menopause, instances of misplaced house keys, forgotten anniversaries, and skipped meals often become more common and can even happen daily.
When we look at the discomfort we must deal with in these other symptoms, and the fact that we are not getting a good night’s rest, it makes total sense that we may feel extremely irritable and annoyed.
Some women experience mood swings before or during menopause. This can result in outbursts of anger, anxiousness, and a short temper. This goes hand-in-hand with the above-mentioned irritability, which makes it much easier to be triggered by something small to fly into a fit of rage or break down in tears with no apparent reason – but we cannot always help it.
As estrogen and other hormones fluctuate, a woman may experience changes that make her very sensitive emotionally.
Frequent or constant headaches – sometimes without any apparent cause – is something that happens to a lot of women going through menopause.
Whether it is a slow, constant ache, or a sudden sharp pain, these headaches can make daily tasks much more difficult than they have to be, and simply add to the irritability and mood swings.
Decrease in Libido
Women going through menopause tend to lose their libido (sex drive) as estrogen levels in the body declines. Other factors contribute to a loss of libido in menopausal women as well, including delayed clitoral reaction and lack of orgasmic response. This is also hugely influenced by the following point…
Vaginal Dryness & itching
Tying indirectly to the point above, hormonal changes such as the drop in estrogen levels can also result in a loss of lubrication, vaginal elasticity, and a thinning of the lining of the vaginal walls.
This can make sex unsatisfying, uncomfortable, and even painful. Some women experience vaginal irritation and itchiness, which are side effects of vaginal dryness.
10. Weight Gain
When menopause begins, women may begin to gain weight, particularly in their midsection. This may be due to a slower metabolism and higher levels of the stress hormone called cortisol.
To add fuel to the fire, when we go through menopause and have all the annoying, uncomfortable, irritating, and downright crappy symptoms thrown our way, we often turn to food for comfort.
Since our metabolisms don’t deal with this food as well as it used to, it all combusts into a monumental stuff-up resulting in uncontrollable weight gain.
So how can I take control of my menopause?
While exercise might be the last thing you feel like doing, it most certainly is one of the best things to do.
Exercise helps to keep hormones in control and ensures that we are fit and healthy to deal with menopause and its symptoms. It also helps to slow the loss of bone mass after menopause and keeps your weight in check. It increases natural endorphins, which could help with mood changes and irritability.
Any exercise helps, the important thing is just to get active at least every second day for 30-45 minutes at a time. Find something you enjoy doing, then exercise won’t feel like work.
Other healthy habits, such as eating well, are also crucial at this time of life.
But it is important to realize that this does not mean jumping from one crash diet to the next.
You should follow a sustainable way of eating. We recommend the Manna Diet as a healthy lifestyle-type diet.
Manna Menopause Support:
If you are sick and tired of menopause symptoms, it is time to get yourself Manna Menopause Support.
What is Manna Menopause Support?
It is not a medicine or an HRT (hormone replacement therapy), but an all-natural plant-based dietary supplement that can help the body to manufacture estrogen to counteract the natural menopause cycle and its related symptoms.
Manna Menopause Support treats menopause at its root cause, which in turn helps to manage all these symptoms.
Why does the Manna Menopause Support work so well?
The combination of all-natural ingredients helps to increase estrogen levels in a completely natural way.
When this happens, you are treating menopause at its root cause.
The ingredients used include Eucalyptus Bark Extract, Soy Bean Isoflavones, Maca Root, Calcium lactate, Vitamin D, Vitamin E.
“The best product I have used so far and I’m using it for a year now. Before starting on Manna I suffered from hot flushes/ night sweats/no sleep and terrible mood swings. HRT was definitely not an option for me, so I tried Manna and it really has helped me. The fact that it’s all-natural is such a plus. I won’t use anything else. Thank you, Manna, for an excellent product.” – Gwen
“Since using Manna Menopause Support I have less hair loss, sleep better and night sweats have decreased. This is a wonderful product and has recommended it to my friends.” – Liz Nowers
“I am using menopause support for a year now, and I can say it is a fantastic product. My hot flashes and night sweat are something of the past. Thanks for a great product.” – Martie