October marks Menopause Awareness Month. We’re putting the spotlight on the support available with oils if you are going through the menopause or perimenopause.I definitely feel my hormones have changed and may have even caused my chronic state with migraine symptoms (brain fog and fatigue to name a couple). I am still on a wellness journey myself to see and use natural ways to combat symptoms. Read more here on my migraine journey. But let's talk Menopause symptoms and how essential oils can help support you.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
Common symptoms of the menopause can include hot flushes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, loss of sex drive, fatigue and brain fog.
These are symptoms which can have an impact on your daily life but are not always talked about. We want to change this to raise awareness and share advice on what things can help.
What is the menopause or early menopause?
Menopause is the time when your periods stop due to lower hormone levels.
- If menopause happens before age 40, it is called a premature ovarian insufficiency (POI).
- If menopause happens between ages 40 and 45, it is called a premature or early menopause.
Ways to manage menopause symptoms
Some complementary therapies, such as controlled breathing, yoga or acupuncture, may help with hot flushes or sweats. Your GP can give you more details.
Dr Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner, women’s hormone expert, author of multiple best-selling books and host of the hugely successful ‘Essentially You’ podcast that talks how amazing they essential oils can be.