Just what is Peri- menopause anyway and why does it cause most women so much misery?

Menopause is simply the term used to signify the start of the beginning of menstruation in women. It refers to the time when a woman stops ovulating. Once this happens she ceases to have her period anymore.

In most women this natural occurrence happens between age 37 and 53. However some women have entered this in their mid-twenties. It seems to be more and more common to for today's woman to get it around 35.

This physical part of perimenopasue is very distressing for most women. Some females going through menopause only have mild symptoms but others are simply overwhelmed by anxiety, pain and mood swings. Just getting through the menopausal phase of life can feel like an uphill battle that must be fought every day.

I feel it is one of the most misunderstood conditions on earth. If you don't treat the symptoms you can make others absolutely miserable.

The bad moods and anxiety associated with premenopausal symptoms are contagious. It can be a baffling condition. Many women find themselves emotionally confused by the process and at the mercy of many different distressing symptoms at once.

It is just all so overwhelming and also for many women quite frightening. For some it feels like they are losing their beauty or their female identity in general.

Part of winning the battle against the symptoms of menopause is getting over your fear of going through it in the first place. Part of being able to do this is recognizing that this is a process that every woman goes through and being able to identify exactly what is going on in your body.

Normally a condition that causes the following symptoms might have you worried that you are suffering from a serious or even fatal disease–

• The cessation of the menstrual period

• Menstrual spotting

• Irregular or sporadic periods

• Increased incidence of yeast infections

• Increased incidence of bladder infections

• Headaches

• Hair loss

• Wrinkles

• Dry skin

• Vaginal dryness

• Painful intercourse

• Insomnia

• Incontinence

• Itchiness of the genitals

• Hot flashes

• Anxiety

• Disorientation

• Disassociation

• Panic attacks

• Weight gain

• Depression

• Decreased blood circulation

• Bone loss

• Mood swings

• Chest pains

• Lack of sex drive
Normally such a big list of symptoms might have you calling an ambulance!
However in this case it is not necessary because what you have just read above is simply all of the symptoms that can occur when a woman is about to go through menopause!