Premenopause is the transition to menopause for women and begins several years before menopause. This is the time when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less estrogen. Usually it can start at age 40 in women, but it can start even at age 30 or earlier. Premenopause lasts until menopause, which is the time when the eggs stop releasing eggs. At this stage many women may have symptoms of menopause and even the coagulation in the rule is less.
Duration and meaning of premenopause
- The average duration of premenopause can be 4 years, but in some women this stage can last only a few months or even last a whole decade. Premenopause ends when a woman has gone a full year without having her period.
- Hormones are the main cause of premenopause. Natural hormones like estrogen and progesterone start to fluctuate during premenopause and leads to menopausal symptoms. Hormonal causes occur little by little in harmony with the rhythm of a woman’s body and external causes can be due to prolonged physical or emotional stress. Diets rich in carbohydrates and refined carbohydrates can also expose a woman’s body to certain toxins.
- The symptoms of premenopause are often common to those of menopause: hot flashes, premenstrual syndrome pain, low sexual desire, vaginal dryness, tiredness, irregular periods, discomfort during sex, urine leakage when coughing or urinating, urinary urges, mood swings, sleeping problems, etc.
- During premenopause, unlike menopause, a woman can get pregnant. Although the periods are irregular, there are still eggs that can be fertilized, while at menopause there are no eggs or the possibility of pregnancy.
- In order to reduce the unpleasant symptoms of premenopause, it is necessary to have a healthy lifestyle, exercise, not smoke or drink alcohol, have a balanced diet, have a good weight and even go to medicine alternative.