Are you in menopause or post menopause?
We are hearing a lot about menopause lately, but do we really know what menopause is all about?
Menopause is actually a window of time. One year to be exact. It marks the 12 consecutive months a woman doesn’t have her period. After that time, we are in post menopause for the rest of our lives. It’s odd for many of us to say we are in post menopause; making us feel even older than we actually are and labelling us as well, done with.
The interesting fact is our estrogen level dips down, just like it does when we had our periods. Our symptoms are similar to those we experienced during our menstrating days, but more severe thanks hot flashes, mood swings, depression, sadness and a feeling of increased anxiety as we transition to a lifelong of no more periods.
We start to notice, weight gain, increased acne, dryer skin and vagina, our glowing supple skin takes a nose dive, just like our estrogen level.
What helps: eat a well balanced diet and continue to exercise, especially weight baring muscle building, and remain mobile through yoga, walking etc.
During the transition before menopause, the supply of mature eggs in a woman’s ovaries diminishes and ovulation becomes irregular and tends to become heavier, eventually coming to a stop. At the same time, the production of estrogen and progesterone decreases. It is the big drop in estrogen levels that causes most symptoms of menopause.
Generally, menopause is a very normal part of a woman’s life. However, many women experience early menopause when they have had surgeries like a hysterectomy or cancer treatments. Once you are postmenopausal, your hormone levels will remain at a constant low level. Further, symptoms of menopause may have eased or stopped entirely, but some women continue to have symptoms for longer. The change in your body’s hormones however, is a sign to keep looking after your health and wellbeing, and be mindful to listen to your body.
How do you feel with low estrogen levels? Signs of low estrogen levels include:
- Dry skin
- Tender breasts
- Weak or brittle bones
- Trouble concentrating
- Moodiness and irritability
- Vaginal dryness or atrophy
- Hot flashes and night sweats
Menopause tends to speed up cellular aging, because Queen Estrogen, responsible for the glowing skin is just not at her height, and she takes everything down with her, including that amazing glowing supple skin.
Our energy levels are drained, we feel more fatigue, experience ups and downs, increased anxiety, during this decrease of estrogen.
Phasederm is here to help, we listen, understand and help give you the tools you need to thrive through this phase of your life. Yes, it is totally normal, however, we are here to help in the most natural and supportive way we can. Think of us as your local community out reach. Bringing like minded individuals together to better support and understand this transition. Our products help serum gives the skin the support it needs and the natural detox deodorant with its essential eucalyptus with lime helps clear the mind and feels so refreshing, especially useful during hot flashes.