Early menopause is a significant phase of a woman’s life that often comes with its fair share of challenges. It refers to the cessation of menstrual periods before the age of 40, which can occur naturally or due to various factors. While menopause typically happens in a woman’s late 40s or early 50s, some women experience it earlier.
Understanding this phenomenon is crucial for both those going through early menopause and those who might not be aware of its existence. As a health & wellness professional, sharing information about early menopause on social media can have a profound impact on your followers’ lives.
By shedding light on the topic, you provide valuable knowledge that will empower women to recognize and understand the signs and symptoms of early menopause. This information can help them navigate through this phase with greater ease and less confusion. Moreover, it opens up a space for discussion where women can support and learn from one another.
Sharing such content also builds trust with your followers. By consistently providing meaningful and relevant information, you establish yourself as a reliable source within your community. As women encounter challenges related to early menopause, they will turn to you for guidance and advice, strengthening their bond with you as their go-to resource.
Furthermore, discussing early menopause on social media increases your reach and engagement. When followers find value in your content, they are more likely to share it with their own network. This creates a ripple effect, spreading awareness about early menopause to a wider audience. The more people you reach, the more lives you can positively impact.
Additionally, inviting followers to share their own experiences with early menopause fosters a sense of community and support. By encouraging them to open up about their journey, you create a safe space for sharing personal stories and insights. This not only helps women feel understood and validated but also creates a platform for collective learning.
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- What is early menopause? It is diagnosed when a woman has gone without a period for 12 consecutive months before age 45.
- The most common menopause symptoms.
- Insomnia, Irregular Heartbeat, Frequent Urination, UTIs, Depression, Mood Swings, Night Sweats, Headaches, Hair Loss, Thin Hair, Hypo/hyper Thyroid, Skin dryness, Rough Skin Texture, Hot Flashes, Breast Pain, Digestive problems, Vaginal Dryness, Reduced Libido, Irregular periods.
- It’s important to look after your emotional health during early menopause.
- Natural Early Menopause. 1 in 100 women experiences natural POI (premature ovarian insufficiency) before the age of 40. 1 in 1000 experiences natural POI before 30 & 1 in 10,000 before 20. There is no ‘too young’.
- Your Hormone Journey – Estrogen Levens. Menopause is the day after you have had no period
for 365 consecutive days + 1 day, the day after that, you are PostMenopausal
- One of the hidden causes of early menopause is premature ovarian failure (POF), which refers to ovary problems before the age of 40. Normal ovary – A single egg undergoing one ovulation cycle. POF ovary – Non-functioning ovary.
- Treatments for Early Menopause – Healthy habits, Complementary therapies, Herbal supplements, Medications.
- Eat A Rainbow To Support Your Menopausal Body and Mind. Anthocyanins, Sulforaphane, Beta-Carotene, Allicins, Lycopene, Carotenoids.
- Surgical VS. Natural Menopause.
- Surgical – ABRUPT decline in estrogen and testosterone, Women often < age 45, Can cause more abrupt symptoms, May not have been counseled on surgical menopause, Can lead to increased risk of bone loss and heart disease.
- Stable, steady decline in estrogen and testosterone, Average age is 51.5 in US, Symptoms can start before menopause (ie – perimenopause), Can lead to increased risk of bone loss and heart disease.
- Menopause Symptoms, Dry eye, irregular menstruation, reduced libido, weight increase, sleep disorders, hot flushes.
- Common Signs and Symptoms of Early Menopause. Irregular periods, Decreased libido, Emotional changes, Bladder irritability, Vaginal dryness, Hot flashes, Insomnia.
- Ways to Help With Early Menopause Symptoms: Adaptogens for the Win. If you’re in need of symptom relief now, studies have shown that adaptogenic herbs, like Maca and Rhodiola, can be beneficial in helping with hot flashes, as can vitamin E. When your ovaries quit your adrenal glands take over by producing DHEA and other hormones that support your health. Taking care of your adrenals with cortisol modulating adaptogenic herbs, vitamins, and minerals can go a long way in reducing symptoms.
- Early menopause is when a woman’s body goes through the menopausal transition at a early stage.
- Ways to Help With Early Menopause Symptoms: Move your body daily. Regular exercise helps you balance your blood sugar, body weight, and stress response—all of which can help you feel better fast. Without exercise, we can’t activate our thyroid hormones. Try pilates, yoga, bodyweight resistance, strength training and walks to help your hormones be at their best.
- Ways to help with Early Menopaus Symptoms: Ditch Environmental Toxins. If you’re a smoker, it’s time to ditch the cigarettes because it’s not doing your body any favors. Also, eliminate any products from your routine with hormone-disrupting ingredients like triclosan, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and acrylamide.
- Perimenopause Symptoms Bingo.
- Is Anyone Else Sweating? (hot flashes)
- Feel like I partied all night & missed the fun (headaches)
- Trims chin hairs (hirsutism)
- Same Routine New number on the scale (weight gain)
- Was that spotting my period? (light period)
- Screams at Partner (irritability)
- Cries at commercials (uncontrollable crying)
- Do I have to take a pregnancy test? (irregular periods)
- Forgot my keys (brain fog)
- Who needs Sex when you have chocolate? (low libido)
- Panic About All the Things (anxiety)
- RL lizard people (dry skin
- FREE SPACE
- Changes the Sheets (Night Sweats)
- Peeing literal fire (increased UTIs)
- Spider! Wait, No. That’s a ball of my hair in the shower (hair loss)
- I’ve become a puddle (fatigue)
- Brain stabbing its way out (migraines)
- Shouts “Go The F to Sleep” to self. (insomnia)
- Endless Period (menorrhagia)
- Is that Sandpaper? (pain with sex)
- Takes the elevator (joint pain)
- Endless black underwear & pants (heavy periods)
- Heart Trying to Escape Chest (palpitations)
- Did my breasts always touch my belly button? (dropping breasts)
- Could It Be Perimenopause?
- Menstrual Cycle/Period ChangesAnxiety
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Gut Problems
- Brain Fog
- Low Mood/ Depression
- Vaginal Dryness
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Skin Changes
- Sore Joints
- Mood Swings
- Hot Flushes/Night Sweats
- Dry/Sore Eyes
- Sleep Problems
- Are You Going Into Early Menopause? Early menopause can be triggered
by a number of factors:
- Poor nutrition
- Poverty (experts hypothesize that women in poverty have poorer eating habits)
- Smoking (this can increase your risk of early menopause by 30%)
- Medical treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation
- Chromosomal abnormalities
- Women who have had their ovaries surgically removed
- Premature ovarian failure (POF)
- An overload of heavy metals like lead, mercury, and cadmium
- When premature menopause is suspected, you can ask your doctor to order blood tests that look at the levels of follicle-stimulating hormon (FSH) and estradiol. This should also include thyroid and adrenal glands because they can be affected too.
- Health Concerns for Early Menopause: Our hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) are needed for the years leading up to menopause. They offer protection against cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. If you’ve been found to be in early menopause chat with your doctor, or a naturopath who specializes in women’s health and get yourself on a health plan to protect your heart and your bone health.
- Some things to look at are:
Vitamin D to support your bones
Strength training to help build new bone and strengthen the heart
Maintaining a healthy weight – studies have shown that women who go through menopause before the age of 46 are twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease or have a stroke
Take a high-quality omega 3 daily
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
- Some things to look at are:
- Relief for the Symptoms of Early Menopause. Our estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels are constantly shifting throughout our life, and that’s normal. But as we age, the fluctuations and ratio between these hormones can become more extreme. When the body cannot regulate these shifts in hormone levels, women can experience common symptoms of menopause, including night sweats, hot flashes, food cravings, and fatigue.
- We can balance these symptoms naturally with:
- A healthy, whole-food diet
- Herbal remedies such as black cohosh, passionflower chasteberry, wild yam, and ashwagandha have been shown to help support our hormone production
- Lifestyle changes such as removing environmental toxins, getting enough sleep
- Reducing chronic stress
- Getting more exercise
- We can balance these symptoms naturally with: