Usually, the symptoms of menopause appear straight after the beginning of the perimenopause.
However, if a woman wants to be prepared and learn approximately when she will enter the perimenopause, she can talk to her gynaecologist. Her doctor will be able to confirm the diagnosis via:
- High blood levels of the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).
- Pap Test (to verify vaginal atrophy due to lack of estrogen).
A lot of women about to enter the perimenopause are worried thinking that its symptoms will negatively impact their everyday life. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
There are ways that can help you go through this transition without having to drastically change your habits:
- A healthy diet, adapted to your needs.
- Exercise will increase your vitality, your joyfulness and will improve your appearance.
- Kegel exercises. They will increase the blood flow to the vagina and strengthen the muscles.
- Taking care of the area with specifically formulated products that do not irritate and do not disturb the pH.
- Maintain normal weight or reducing it, if overweight.
- Diet supplements (calcium, vitamins etc) upon, medical evaluation and bloodwork.
- Quit smoking.
- Getting enough sleep.
- Pharmaceutical products upon, medical evaluation and bloodwork.
It is important every woman to face this new chapter of her life devoid of taboos, that might inhibit her, and not to hesitate talking to her gynaecologist about everything that worries her, in order to find ways to deal with her day to day life.
In collaboration with Dr Olga. E. Bikou, Obstetrician-Surgeon-Gynaecologist