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Understanding and Managing Perimenopause Symptoms
Understanding and Managing Perimenopause Symptoms

Understanding and Managing Perimenopause Symptoms

Avantir Wellness - November 29, 2023 Array

At 44, Charlene noticed something different. Night sweats started showing up uninvited and disrupted her sleep. Her periods became irregular, and the bleeding became heavy. Struggling with low energy, Charlene found herself contending with a decline in self-esteem and navigating through persistent brain fog. Her anxiety quickly increased. She soon realised she was suffering from perimenopause symptoms.

Perimenopause is a transitional phase in a woman’s life that begins about eight to 10 years before menopause. It typically occurs in the 40s, although it can start in the 30s for some. This stage serves as a bridge between the reproductive years and menopause, marking the decline in fertility and the onset of hormonal fluctuations. Understanding perimenopause symptoms is crucial for women to manage this natural phase with grace and maintain their overall well-being.

Perimenopause symptoms

Irregular Menstrual Cycles

One of the hallmark signs of perimenopause is irregular menstrual cycles. Women may experience changes in the length and flow of their periods. Cycles may become shorter or longer, and periods may be heavier or lighter than usual. These fluctuations can be disconcerting for women who have been accustomed to a regular menstrual cycle for most of their reproductive years.

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Hot flashes are another prevalent symptom of perimenopause. These sudden and intense heat waves can cause flushing and sweating, often accompanied by a rapid heartbeat. Night sweats, which are hot flashes that occur during sleep, can disrupt a woman’s sleep patterns, leading to fatigue and irritability.

Mood Swings and Emotional Changes

Hormonal fluctuations during perimenopause can impact a woman’s mood and emotional well-being. Some women may experience mood swings, irritability, and increased anxiety or depression. These emotional changes are often linked to hormonal shifts and can vary in intensity and duration.

Vaginal Changes

Decreased oestrogen levels during perimenopause can lead to changes in the vaginal tissues. This change may result in dryness, itching, and discomfort during sexual intercourse. Vaginal atrophy, a condition characterised by the thinning of vaginal walls, can contribute to these symptoms.

Sleep Disturbances

Many women in perimenopause report difficulties with sleep. Hormonal fluctuations, night sweats, and other symptoms can contribute to insomnia and restless nights. Quality sleep is essential for overall health, so finding strategies to improve sleep hygiene becomes crucial during this phase.

Changes in Libido

Perimenopause can affect a woman’s sexual desire and satisfaction. Hormonal changes, coupled with other physical and emotional symptoms, may contribute to a decrease in libido for some women. Open communication with a partner and seeking medical advice can help address these concerns.

Bone Health Concerns

Oestrogen plays a crucial role in maintaining bone density, and its decline during perimenopause and menopause can lead to an increased risk of osteoporosis. Women in perimenopause should prioritise bone health through a balanced diet, regular exercise, and, if necessary, supplementation.

Pelvic Health Concerns: Urinary Incontinence, Weak Pelvic Floor, and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Urinary incontinence, weak pelvic floor muscles, and pelvic organ prolapse are also common symptoms associated with perimenopause. Hormonal changes during this phase can contribute to the weakening of pelvic floor muscles, leading to issues such as stress incontinence, where there is involuntary urine leakage during activities like coughing or exercising.

A weak pelvic floor can also manifest as difficulties with bowel control and pelvic pain. Pelvic organ prolapse, characterised by the descent of pelvic organs like the bladder or uterus into the vaginal canal, can result in a feeling of pressure, discomfort during intercourse, and challenges with bowel or bladder function.

Managing Perimenopause Symptoms

Navigating perimenopause requires a proactive and holistic approach to managing symptoms effectively. Here are some strategies to help you maintain your well-being during this transitional phase:

1. Regular Exercise

Engage in regular physical activity, including aerobic exercises and strength training. Exercise can help alleviate mood swings, improve sleep quality, and support overall health.

2. Healthy Diet

Adopt a balanced and nutritious diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Proper nutrition can support your body through hormonal changes and improve bone health. Limit alcohol and caffeine.

3. Stress Management

Practice stress-reducing techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or yoga. Managing stress can positively impact mood swings and improve overall mental well-being.

4. Adequate Sleep

Establish a consistent sleep routine and create a conducive sleep environment. Addressing sleep disturbances can alleviate fatigue and support emotional balance.

5. Hydration:

Stay hydrated by drinking an adequate amount of water. Proper hydration is essential for overall health and can help manage symptoms like hot flashes.

6. Pelvic Floor Exercises:

Incorporate pelvic floor exercises like Kegels into your routine to strengthen these muscles. Strong pelvic floor muscles can improve bladder control and overall pelvic health.

7. Medical Consultation:

If your symptoms are severe and interfere with your life or well-being, consult a healthcare professional to discuss possible treatment options. Hormone therapy, medications, or other interventions may be recommended based on your individual needs.

Perimenopause Symptoms Relief With StarFormer® at Avantir Wellness

At Avantir Wellness, we are excited to introduce StarFormer®, a revolutionary high-intensity Tesla magnetic stimulation (HITS™) therapy designed to address pelvic floor concerns effectively. This groundbreaking therapy goes beyond conventional methods by stimulating not only the pelvic floor muscles but also the muscles in the back.

It’s comparable to completing thousands of kegels in a thirty-minute session!

Conditions Addressed by StarFormer® Therapy:

  • Stress incontinence
  • Urge incontinence
  • Mixed urinary incontinence
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Postpartum rehabilitation
  • Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation after surgery
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Improved sexual health
  • Problems due to poor circulation

pelvic floor muscle therapy in Singapore

StarFormer® Therapy Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Pelvic Floor Strengthening

Targets the entire pelvic floor area and back muscles, addressing underlying causes of urinary and faecal incontinence.

  • Comfortable Sessions

The patient remains fully clothed and sits on a comfortable chair with built-in applicators, ensuring a comfortable and non-invasive experience.

  • Efficiency and Convenience

The therapy is quick (each session lasts for 30 minutes), efficient, and requires no patient preparation before the session, making it a convenient choice to address your pelvic floor concerns.

If you are ready to experience the transformative benefits of StarFormer® Therapy in improving pelvic health, schedule your consultation with us:

Contact Details:

Address: #02-13 Katong Point Singapore 427664

Email: team@avantirwellness.com

WhatsApp: (+65) 8852 0279

Take charge of your pelvic health and embark on a journey towards effective and long-term relief with StarFormer® Therapy at Avantir Wellness.


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