Menopause refers to the final menstrual period but is considered to begin one year after the final period. The months and years leading up to menopause are called perimenopause. Both perimenopause and menopause are normal, natural events and are characterized by symptoms related to hormonal changes. Most women experience menopause between their 40s and 50s. The average age of menopause in the United States is 51. Women who smoke may experience earlier menopause and more severe symptoms.
Women all have their own individual menopause experiences, but each goes through similar changes. Ovaries produce estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. These hormones work together to control and manage fertility. As the body transitions into menopause, the levels of progesterone and estrogen decline sharply. The process can take years. Some women notice few symptoms, but most experience at least some moderate or more severe symptoms, including brittle nails menopause.
Brittle nails, irritability, mood swings, thinning hair, abdominal weight gain and hot flashes can all occur during menopause. Many women find that lifestyle changes can give them more control over their symptoms. Eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of rest, cutting back or quitting smoking, reducing alcohol and caffeine intake and exercising moderately most days of the week can all be quite effective. Natural supplements are quite popular as well. DON’T PAUSE has a special formula of herbs, antioxidants and essential vitamins that can provide women with the relief they need during perimenopause and menopause. Contact us today to find out more or to place an order.