Perimenopause is the time in a woman’s life around the menopause, the end of her menstruation. While this time of life is sometimes referred to as menopause, technically menopause a particular date, the day after a woman’s last menstrual period. years around this date and transitions a woman undergoing at this time is more accurately called perimenopause, literally “around menopause.
Some symptoms associated with perimenopause include fatigue, hot or cold flashes, night sweats and insomnia. urogenital atrophy, inflammation due to changes in the female genitalia, is a common symptom of reduced estrogen. skin all over a woman’s body may change during perimenopause, loses elasticity and becomes thinner, and she may experience tingling, a feeling of creeping on the skin. Breasts may also be impaired. osteopenia, a decrease in bone density and joint pain are other possible symptoms.
women experiencing perimenopause may also experience psychological symptoms as caused by hormonal fluctuations and life changes that follow menopause. This can include irritability, mood swings, memory loss, depression, anxiety, and a decline is sex drive.
If symptoms of perimenopause is highly disturbing or unpleasant, a woman can seek medical treatment. hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be effective in relieving hot flashes and treat osteoporosis. There are many different types of HRT, each with their own potential side effects and risks. antidepressants and blood pressure medications are also sometimes prescribed to treat hot flashes.
vaginal lubricants or low-dose estrogen creams can relieve the symptoms of urogenital atrophy. perimenopausal women who suffer from depression often benefit from counseling. alternative therapies, especially acupuncture, is becoming increasingly common to treat the symptoms of perimenopause.