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If my 50-something-year-old body could speak to my 40-something-year-old body it would shout about lifestyle and diet being the two most important factors for dealing with the perimenopause, a time when I might be feeling anxious, a bit low, forgetful, have dry skin, uncomfortable sex, urinary infections and weight gain.

These common symptoms are nature’s way of telling us that our ovaries are starting to prepare themselves for the menopause. Hormonal levels are changing, which impacts our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Some women experience no symptoms at all, while others find this time of their lives confusing because they are still having periods and yet seem to be menopausal.

Informing ourselves about this stage of our lives is critical. Awareness will reduce uncertainty and avoid misdiagnosis if we seek medical help. Often, all we need is to change our diet to include more fermented foods and wholefoods, consume less alcohol, get better quality sleep, exercise more and reduce stress levels in every aspect of life.

Our mantra needs to start before the menopause: Keep it Simple. Keep it Smart.

For more information about Dr Meyer or if you’re interested in booking a consultation with her, visit https://menopausetreatment.co.uk/your-consultation/ or contact the clinic directly here.