What is Natural Menopause?

Perimenopause and menopause,
what are we talking about?

The perimenopause is a period of varying length that can last up to 10 years.

Then comes the menopause. A natural phenomenon, it corresponds to the end of the woman's reproductive period. It is characterised by the cessation of the function of the ovaries and the end of the menstrual cycle.

A woman is menopausal when she has not had a period for 12 consecutive months.

What are the disadvantages known as

"The so-called climacteric discomforts are manifestations that appear during the perimenopause and menopause. The term "climacteric" comes from the Greek word "Klimax" which means "a physiological stage of the woman, passing from the reproductive phase to the exhaustion of the ovaries".

Climacteric conditions are caused, among other things, by a change in the temperature regulation centre in the hypothalamus.

3 out of 4 women experience hot flushes during the menopause(1).

Some women have a lot of signs, others less, and some lucky ones have nothing or almost nothing. The vasomotor manifestations, i.e. hot flushes and night sweats, are the two most problematic.

The 5 most unpleasant manifestations

6 out of 10 women experienced discomfort during the menopause.

  • Hot flashes
    This is the most annoying sign. They can appear as early as the perimenopause.
  • Night sweats
    Night sweats or simply 'sweating' can also occur during the perimenopause.
  • Irritability
    Hormonal changes can also affect your general character and cause mood swings.
  • Fatigue
    Fatigue is often caused by poor quality sleep and is linked to hormonal disturbances.
  • Sleep problems
    During the perimenopause and menopause, hormonal fluctuations also affect women's sleep.
  • These women's daily lives are also affected by other inconveniences such as headaches, leakage and/or urinary tract infections, bladder dysfunction, reduced sexual desire and weight gain.

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    (1)Freeman EW and Sherif K. Prevalence of hot flashes and night sweats worldwide: a systematic review. Climatere. 2007 Vol 10(3):197-214.