What You Need To Know About Menopause

Change is inevitable but suffering through severe menopausal symptoms doesn't have to be.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is the last monthly period of a woman's life, but in reality, we experience Menopause as a process of change marked by symptoms that vary from woman to woman.

Between the ages of 45 to 55 years old, the body goes through a natural evolution. A gradual decrease in the ovaries' production of estrogen marks the transition from fertile child-bearing years and into a whole new stage of life.

Menopause is confirmed once a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. At that point her body has new, post-menopausal needs.


Symptoms Of Change

Every woman will experience menopause in her own unique way. For some, it will be a gradual phase that is hardly noticeable. But for others, menopause can be marked with severe symptoms that can impact quality of life.

Common Menopause Symptoms Include:

  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Mood Swings
  • Irritability
  • Reduced Libido
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Changes in Urinary Frequency
  • Inability to Concentrate
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Loss of Bone Density

Our Transition Cycle

Reproductive Years

  • Menstruation
  • High Estrogen levels peak with pregnancy
  • ~12-39 years old

Perimenopause

  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Estrogen descends and fertility declines
  • Mid 40s to Early 50s

Menopause

  • Last Period
  • Estrogen descended
  • ~51 years old

Post Menopause

  • Period Cessation
  • Estrogen descended
  • ~51 years old and up

Harmful Effects of Menopause

Up until menopause, natural estrogen provides a protective effect on your heart and bones. As estrogen declines, it is important to provide suitable nutrients to help keep the bones strong to prevent osteoporosis and your cholesterol levels low.

Nurturing your body after menopause is easier with Promensil Women's Health one-a-day supplement.




Menopause chart


After Menopause

Life after menopause is defined as the time after the menopause transition has been completed.

Many women continue to experience milder menopause symptoms as hormone level fluctuations/changes begin to ease, including the natural decline of estrogen associated with the ageing process. This is an important time to nourish your body with special support and care for your bones, heart health and mental and physical wellbeing.