Menopause: Phases and Symptoms

6 May 2019

Menopause is an important time in any woman’s life - it’s a transition that involves both body and mind.

Menopause occurs when the hormones produced by the pituitary gland no longer stimulate the reproductive cycle.

In most cases, the changes are gradual. While it can be divided into three stages, the duration and the symptoms vary from person to person.

1. Perimenopause

Perimenopause is what we call the transition to menopause.

It occurs at the end of the female reproductive cycle and it usually begins approximately 4 years before the menopause. It is characterised by a decrease in the production of oestrogen in the ovaries.

2. Menopause

The menopause is characterised by a permanent cessation of the ovarian function. The menstrual period no longer occurs due to the exhaustion of egg production and hormone release.

Hormone reduction can cause changes in the genital area, affect bone health and can cause an increase in blood cholesterol levels.

Menopause usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age. On average, women start their menopause at 51 years of age.

3. Postmenopause

Postmenopause begins when the menopause ends - this occurs when 12 months have elapsed since the last menstrual period. Due to various factors, including the reduction of oestrogen levels, the risk of diseases such as osteoporosis and heart disease increases at this stage.

Did you know that…
8% of women stop menstruating before they turn 40 years old?

Symptoms of menopause - the frequency and intensity of these symptoms can differ among women:

Hot flushes
⦁ Increased sweating
Mood swings
⦁ Anxiety
⦁ Insomnia
Abdominal bloating
Weight-gain
⦁ Vaginal dryness
⦁ Dry skin
⦁ Joint pain

How can you alleviate the symptoms?

Menopause is not a disease, but a natural period in the lives of all women. However, the symptoms can be very difficult to manage. That’s why we have developed MenaGold - a completely natural product that will help with:

⦁ Reducing the temperature and duration of hot flushes
⦁ Regulating hormone levels
⦁ Maintaining oestrogen levels
⦁ Improving the sleep quality

Did you know that…
... Menopause for a daughter occurs at about the same age it occurred for her mother?