Perimenopause: what the hell is going on with my body… peri what?!

Sonya Lovell // November 2 // 1 Comments

The answer is to the following question is… Perimenopause.

Do you know which women’s health issue, that not enough people are talking about, can begin at 35 years of age?

There is no hard and fixed age when a woman will enter perimenopause, in part because it varies by each individual woman and also because the types of symptoms are so very broad. This is why the term perimenopause really just means “around menopause.”

Some women see their GP, or speak to a natural therapist about their perimenopausal symptoms. But others either tolerate the changes or, because symptoms and signs may be subtle and come on gradually, not realise at first that they’re all connected to the same thing.

Common signs and symptoms can include, but are not limited to…

  • irregular periods
  • migraines
  • mood swings
  • thinning hair or hair loss
  • weight gain
  • vaginal dryness
  • brain fog
  • poor tolerance of stress
  • skin texture changes
  • low sex drive
  • waking in a sweat at night

If you have any signs or symptoms that impact your quality of life or your overall well-being, such as hot flushes, mood swings or changes in your sexual function that concern you, please see your GP or preferred natural therapist for support and treatment options.

You do not need to suffer in silence.

If you would like to discuss working with me to help manage your symptoms with food and exercise, reach out here.

About the Author Sonya Lovell

Helping women in their midlife learn to love their body, food and exercise again. I'm a passionate (and at times fierce!) advocate for women’s health, equality, rights, health at every size and for always leading with kindness.