Perimenopause is the transitional phase leading to menopause, marking a woman's natural progression towards the end of her reproductive years. Most women experience the changes associated with perimenopause somewhere during their late 30s to early 50s.
It can last anywhere from a few months to a decade. Most typically, however, you can expect perimenopause to last for three to four years.
Know that every woman experiences perimenopause differently.
The perimenopause phase brings about various physical and emotional changes, including irregular menstrual cycles, hot flashes, mood swings, and changes in sleep patterns. While it is a normal and inevitable part of a woman's life, perimenopause can be a challenging period for many. Embracing this phase with awareness and adopting holistic approaches to well-being can get you through this transition with resilience and grace.
At the Cypress location of Evolve MD Wellness & Aesthetics Med Spa, the team offers several ways to help you as you navigate perimenopause. Read on to learn how taking these steps can help you pass through menopause with ease. Rather than viewing it as a challenge to overcome, we invite you to embrace perimenopause as an opportunity for self-discovery and growth.
You benefit from nourishing your body with the right nutrients as it undergoes hormonal shifts. Embrace a balanced, whole-foods-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
Consider incorporating foods that support hormonal balance, such as flaxseeds, soy, and omega-3 fatty acids. As you approach and pass through menopause, osteoporosis becomes more of a concern, so you also need plenty of nutrients like calcium and vitamin D to support bone health.
Our Evolve MD Wellness & Aesthetics Med Spa team can help you create a personalized plan tailored to your unique needs.
Bioidentical hormone therapy involves the use of hormones that are made from plant ingredients and exactly match those produced naturally in the body. Bioidentical hormone therapy can moderate hormonal imbalances and alleviate symptoms associated with perimenopause. We customize bioidentical hormone therapy for you. See if it is a good option for your unique needs.
Perimenopause isn't just a physical journey; it's a profound emotional and mental experience. Cultivate mindfulness through practices like yoga, meditation, or deep-breathing exercises. These practices can help ease anxiety and help you develop emotional resilience. You'll better navigate the emotional highs and lows accompanying this phase.
Everyone benefits from engaging in regular physical activity to support overall well-being. Physical activity becomes especially helpful during perimenopause. Exercise helps manage weight and maintain bone density and releases endorphins, the body's natural mood enhancers. Choose an activity you enjoy, whether walking, swimming, dancing, or strength training.
Taking care of yourself is important. Prioritize your care and take time for yourself when you need it. You might opt for a massage or a facial or delegate some of the obligations in your day or week to give yourself time to relax.
At Evolve MD Wellness and Aesthetics Med Spa, we want to help you manage your symptoms of perimenopause and thrive as you make this life transition. We provide holistic support to help boost your vitality and energy. Call today or use the online tool to book your appointment to get support that helps you experience optimal well-being.