Every woman who goes through menopause will have a slightly different experience. It will vary in intensity and length from person to person. Some women will start noticing signs of perimenopause much earlier than others. Symptoms themselves will also vary from one or two to several, or perhaps for those very lucky few, none at all! However, there are certainly some symptoms that are more commonly suffered from. Let’s take a look at those in more detail.
Hot Flushes & Night Sweats
Probably the number one most common physical symptom of menopause, are the dreaded hot flushes. They can attack at any time, leaving us subject to their often humiliating and devastating effects. Hot flushes become even more unbearable if you’re experiencing a very high number of them throughout the day. For many women, the suffering doesn’t stop at night. Night sweats can be equally embarrassing and uncomfortable. Not only this, they are also very disruptive to your sleep if you are waking up several times to change the sheets.
Although vaginal dryness is talked about less (for obvious reasons), it doesn’t mean that fewer people are suffering. In fact, vaginal dryness is very common during perimenopause and throughout menopause. It can make intercourse very uncomfortable and leave you feeling rather unsexy.
It might have crept up on you, or you might be surprised by it all at once, but you are certainly not alone. Weight gain is all too common with women who are approaching menopause and those in their 50s and 60s. Making healthy food choices and getting plenty of exercise is vital elements of any balanced lifestyle. However, it’s arguably more important than ever during this stage in your life.
It’s not just the physical symptoms that can cause problems. Mood swings leave us feeling like we’ve on a constant rollercoaster. As a result, anxiety and depression can often set in, fueling physical symptoms even further. In many ways, it’s no wonder our moods are affected when our bodies suddenly start changing yet again. It’s almost like going through puberty for a second time round. Mood swings impact our relationships and our attitudes towards day-to-day activities.
What Can You Do?
Menopause can be a demanding time, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Drinking plenty of water, getting enough exercise and eating well can help with hot flushes, weight gain, and your mood. Lubricants make intercourse much more enjoyable if you suffer from vaginal dryness and meditation can ease anxiety. However, the fact remains that your body is unbalanced as a result of diminishing hormones. LaBalance has been proven to help with up to 24 symptoms of menopause by rebalancing the ANS (autonomic nervous system). Up to 71% of women report a reduction in symptoms such as fewer hot flushes, better mood and increased energy to name just a few. Find out how the LaBalance device works here.