Historically, women’s health issues may have been written off as ‘female hysteria’, or even exaggeration. Conditions like PMS often went unrecognised, and the very real mental and physical symptoms experienced by women going through menopause were poorly understood. There was a time when supplements for menopause would have been a novelty.
Thankfully that is no longer the case. However, even in a modern health setting it’s not uncommon for women to struggle to find the right support for certain ‘issues’. The Empowerment Pill offers hope for those looking for a healthy and natural solution to the myriad of health challenges that come with being female.
Symptoms of menopause
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years and brings with it a range of symptoms which can range from annoying to debilitating.
The period during which estrogen levels start to decline and the body begins its transition into menopause is called perimenopause, and many women will start to notice symptoms during this period. For some women, this can happen as early as their mid-30s.
The symptoms of menopause and perimenopause can vary for each individual.
This is often the first sign that the body is in the early stages of perimenopause. Obviously the length, regularity, and flow of periods can change for a number of reasons, but a persistent change of a week or more in the length of your cycle could be a sign of perimenopause.
In the later stages of perimenopause, as you approach menopause, it’s not uncommon to experience 60 days or more between periods.
Changes in mood
Hormonal changes, combined with other shifts happening in your body at this time can cause mood swings, anxiety, irritability, and even depression. This is normal (and completely understandable), but it’s important that if you are experiencing significant challenges with your mental health, you speak to a professional.
One of the more recognisable symptoms of menopause, ‘Hot Flashes’ are very common, and can be very uncomfortable.
Hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, and general discomfort can make sleeping a challenge for women going through menopause. And without a good night’s sleep, everything else can feel even more difficult to deal with.
Some women may find it harder to achieve sexual arousal. Vaginal dryness is also an issue for many women at this stage of their life.
Loss of Bone Density
As estrogen levels decline, the risk of osteoporosis goes up. That’s because your body can no longer replace bone as quickly as you lose it. This results in your bones becoming more fragile.
Brain Fog and Memory Problems
Some women find that they experience problems with their short term memory. Other common complaints include trouble concentrating, and a general sense of ‘fogginess’. This is usually not a big problem, but if you feel concerned about memory loss, it’s a good idea to speak to a doctor.
Migraines and Headaches
Hormonal changes can cause havoc for migraine sufferers, and some women will experience migraines for the first time during perimenopause and menopause.
Changes in appearance
Weight gain, weight loss, dry skin, and thinning hair can all happen during menopause. This can be distressing for some women, and weight gain in particular could present other health risks.
What is PMS?
Premenstrual syndrome, often shortened to PMS, is a collective term for the symptoms women may experience as they approach their monthly period. PMS can be unpredictable and can affect women in different ways.
Some women report very few and mild symptoms of PMS, while others may experience many intense symptoms – something that can be highly debilitating. PMS symptoms can also vary wildly from month to month, depending on the individual.
Some of the symptoms of PMS include:
- Unpredictable mood swings or sudden bursts of emotion
- Recurring feelings of anxiety or irritability
- Fatigue or difficulty sleeping at night
- Feeling bloated or experiencing abdominal pain
- Sore or swollen breasts
- Headaches or migraines
- Breaking out in spots
- Other skin irritation
- Greasy hair
- Sudden changes in libido
Taking Supplements for Menopause and PMS
While this may all seem quite depressing, the good news is that there are supplements for menopause and PMS symptoms.
The Empowerment Pill by Elle Sera combines five highly potent adaptogenic supplements, specifically chosen for their ability to help combat the myriad of symptoms experienced by women going through menopause, PMS, and other female health issues.
Read about how each of the ingredients in The Empowerment Pill helps to combat specific symptoms of menopause and PMS:
Tribulus Terrestris Extract