Perimenopause and menopause is a difficult transition period for women which can last up to 8 years. Decrease in hormone levels over a short period of time can lead to a myriad of unwanted symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, irritability, breast pain, sleeping disorders, bloatedness and weight gain, decrease in libido, vaginal dryness, mood disturbances and skin aging.
A woman’s risk of heart disease,
cancer and thinning of the bones also significantly increases after menopause
and it is therefore also very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and
undergo routine screening.
The 2 main female hormones that
are important to balance out in the body are Oestrogen and Progesterone.