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Tuesday, March 26, 2024 8:36 PM

By Dr. Ronda Nelson 
Photo by Joel Muniz on 

There seems to be a lot of confusion about what the transition into menopause should look like. The truth is it looks different for every woman! Some will have hot flashes, some will experience memory challenges, and some will notice increased vaginal dryness. 

Here are a few basic facts you should know. 

Menopause is officially defined as a woman who has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutives months. And that is when we celebrate the new phase of our lives! 

Perimenopause is the 5–10-year period before menopause when your hormone levels are changing and becoming less robust. Your periods will become more irregular, and bleeding will be all over the board. 

Regardless of where you are on the peri-menopause timeline, you might notice other symptoms including. 

• Insomnia 
• Weight gain 
• Night Sweats 
• Anxiety, depression 
• Low energy, no sex drive

While these symptoms are not normal, they are much more likely to occur if you move into perimenopause with a taxed adrenal system and a toxic, overburdened liver. 

Luckily, you can reduce your symptoms as you move through perimenopause with the right food and lifestyle choices. 

Here are the 4 systems you need to maintain in good health or improve. 

• Diet / Digestion
• Liver (the most important)
• Endocrine 
• Gut 

Things to take to help balance your hormones and improve symptoms.

• DHEA supplement 
• Hydration Cubes (to relieve vaginal dryness) 
• Vitamin E 
• Selenium 
• Vitamin D 
• Iron 
• Zinc
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