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How to reduce uncomfortable symptoms of perimenopause

Recently, I often wake up because of the burning heat like a fire burning from the bottom of my neck to my face, then sweat soaked my shirt, so I toss and turn until morning.

For the past few months, my period has been irregular, some months are very few. What my husband and children do not satisfy me makes me uncomfortable, irritable, and angry. Is this an early sign of perimenopause, since I’m 37? How to improve these unpleasant symptoms, hope experts can help me. Thank you!

(Hong Ha – Thanh Hoa)

According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luu Thi Hong – Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Tam Anh General Hospital, Hanoi, the average age of women’s menopause is 45 to 55 years, when women stop menstruating for a year. Perimenopause symptoms can occur 7-10 years before and about 3-5 years after menopause. Entering this period, the activity of the Brain – Pituitary – Ovarian axis system declines, leading to disturbances of the three important hormones Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone, women have to go through a series of instability.

Specifically, in terms of health, women often have menstrual disorders, the period may come early or late, the menstrual period is short or long, etc. and face, then sweat. This symptom often occurs at night, especially during sleep, causing many people to have insomnia.

Early menopause seriously affects women’s health, making them always tired and lose sleep

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When the concentration Hormonal disorder, a woman’s mood becomes unstable, mood swings, can lead to depression. At the same time, with age, metabolism in the body slows down, leading to weight gain. Most postmenopausal women develop osteoporosis due to decreased calcium and phosphate accumulation in the bones.

Physiologically, entering perimenopause – menopause, women’s sex drive decreases and pleasure decreases. At the same time, the vagina also reduces the amount of secretions and elasticity causing discomfort, burning pain in the private area, pain during sex. At this stage, women also reduce or lose their ability to get pregnant.

Depending on the case and the extent, the doctor may prescribe drug treatment, hormone therapy, etc. However, if there are early health care solutions, the symptoms of menopause may be mild. with simple solutions.

Regarding the diet, women should increase protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and calcium in the daily menu. Lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, legumes, nuts… are good sources of protein. And omega-3 fatty acids are found in fatty fish such as tuna, mackerel, herring … Fiber found in vegetables, tubers, fruits, whole grains, legumes … helps reduce the risk of heart disease , stroke and cancer.

In addition, women need about 1,200 mg of calcium per day. Vitamin D is also very important, helping the body absorb calcium maximally such as skim milk, legumes, shellfish, eggs … or take extra calcium as prescribed by your doctor.

In addition, women should also maintain a good lifestyle regimen such as exercising for 30 minutes a day; Get enough sleep 7-8 hours a day, maintain a stable weight with BMI within normal limits.

Women who are about to enter perimenopause should maintain exercise every day

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If the symptoms of perimenopause become severe, negatively affecting quality of life, the doctor will resort to some hormone replacement to supplement estrogen and progesterone. However, women need to strictly follow the doctor’s instructions on the type of drug, the dosage … especially, should not arbitrarily supplement the hormone increasing estrogen to avoid unwanted side effects.

It is important for women to take care of the Brain – Pituitary – Ovarian axis to maintain good functioning from an early age. When choosing health support products, women should choose products that are tested, natural ingredients, with recognized mechanisms such as Lepidium Meyenii. This is a herb that enhances the activity of the axis system, helping to stabilize the trio of hormones properly and enough according to the body’s needs. From there, it can enhance female physiology and improve perimenopause symptoms safely and effectively.

According to Assoc. Prof. TS.BS Luu Thi Hong – Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tam Anh General Hospital, Hanoi

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