8 Natural Remedies For Perimenopause
This post will be about natural remedies to treat perimenopause. I’m aware this is slightly off my usual list of topics here at CMooMuses. However, perimenopause can have mental health effects as well as physical ones, and in the light of the sad and shocking case of Nicola Bulley I feel it’s important to address. I am shocked, saddened and appalled at Lancashire Police’s decision to discuss struggles Nicola was facing. I’m not convinced it would’ve been appropriate for them to discuss it even if they believed it was directly related to her disappearance, and in this case, it clearly wasn’t.
I feel like this is another attack on women. So often, our pain is minimised or overlooked. Many very serious health conditions are written off as women’s problems and put on a back burner. For example period pain can be very painful and have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life. If she tries to take time off work for it, though she runs the risk of being a subject of ridicule among the men in the office.
Post natal depression can also carry significant risk for both the mother and her newborn child. But even in 2023, many women still suffer in silence. It is unfortunate enough that these women do not get the help they deserve even if the subsequently recover. However, in a small number of cases, depression can cross the line into psychosis which could lead to the death of the mother, the child or both.
That’s why I want to talk about perimenopause and what you can do to minimise the symptoms.
What Is Perimenopause?
According to BUPA, “The perimenopause is when your hormone levels start to change, but before your periods stop for good.”
When Does Perimenopause Occur?
Most women start to experience symptoms of perimenopause between the ages for 45 and 60, but as with full menopause, it can happen earlier too. Some women experience the symptoms of perimenopause up to ten years before they reach menopause.