How a woman’s body changes through the menopausal transition
A female body goes through various changes throughout a lifetime, and menopause is no different. The transitional phase begins with perimenopause in your mid-40’s and ends with post-menopause after 55. During menopause, a woman will experience physical and psychological changes. With a few lifestyle changes, you can manage your menopausal symptoms better.
End of the menstrual cycle.
Menopause typically begins one year after your last period. 12 months of no bleeding means you have officially started the menopause phase. 4-5 years before menopause, you may begin to experience changes in your monthly periods.
Here are a few changes you may experience during perimenopause in regards to your menstrual cycle-
- Irregular periods
- Spotting in between periods
- Abnormally heavy flow
- Shorter periods
- Dark or brown blood
One of the most common symptoms of changing hormone levels is hot flashes. A hot flash occurs when your body overheats due to an imbalance in your estrogen and progesterone levels—a hot flash results in an increased heartbeat, excessive sweating, and exhaustion from the heat.
Hot flashes can be triggered by-
- Spicy food
- Hot climate
You can better manage your hot flashes by avoiding your triggers and making more healthier choices. You can also get the kulkuf wristband to eliminate hot flashes. The wearable cooling device lowers your core temperature, thus eliminating a full-blown hot flash. Simply push the cooling button (three levels to choose from) when you sense a hot flash coming on and enjoy the cooling relief.
As hormone levels decrease gradually with age, you will start to notice visible changes to your skin and hair. The skin can become dry, dull, and thin if you do not follow a good skincare routine. Remember to moisturizer your skin after a shower, use a toner on your face, and apply sunscreen every day. Hormone changes can cause you to grow more facial hair than normal. Speak to your doctor about possible treatments.
Night-sweats can disrupt your sleep cycle, causing you to feel exhausted, irritated, and depressed. Reduced sleep can also lead to weight gain and lower metabolism. You can use the kulkuf wristband at night to eliminate night-sweats and enjoy a better sleeping cycle. Additionally, include mild forms of exercise such as walking and yoga for better health.