Understanding Perimenopause, and Menopause
I am now a contributing writer for Gaia's Essence Women's Magazine (https://gaiasessence.com/magazine/) and this is my first article, Understanding Perimenopause, and Menopause.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. It is a time to raise awareness and educate the public about mental health and illness and the importance of early treatment. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illnesses are common in the United States, with nearly one in five U.S. adults (52.9 million in 2020) living with a mental illness.
It is common for perimenopausal and menopausal women to experience various mental health issues due to hormonal changes occurring in their bodies that interfere with their daily lives.
Perimenopause usually starts around the age of 35 to 40 and is the period where a woman’s body begins to gear up for the end of the reproductive years. Many hormonal changes lead up to menopause or the last period. Menopause occurs when a woman has not had her period for 12 consecutive months, which signifies the end of the reproductive years. According to Women’s Mental Health.org, over 1.3 million women reach menopause each year.
In Good Health,
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DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to provide medical advice. The purpose is to provide education and a broader understanding to my readers. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. I do not recommend or prescribe, or recommend changing the dosage or discontinuing, any prescription medications or pharmaceutical drugs.
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