Perimenopause is also called the menopausal transition. The time interval in which a woman’s body shifting nature of the menstrual cycle to be no menstruation at all. During the perimenopause several changes occur in your body. Here are some things you might encounter when perimenopause:
Ovulation becomes more erratic, the intervals between menstrual periods can be longer or shorter, and you may skip some periods. Perimenopause is defined as the beginning of your menstrual cycle length changes, more than seven days. Late perimenopause is characterized by two or more periods and the interval of 60 days or more during menstruation.
Approximately 65 to 75 percent of women experience it, most commonly during perimenopause. Intensity, duration and frequency vary. Sleep problems are often due to night sweats, but sometimes sleep becomes erratic.
Changes in mood
Some experiences show no change in her mood became irritable or elevated risk for depression during perimenopause, but the cause of these symptoms may be caused by sleep disorders. Changes in mood can also be caused by factors unrelated to the hormonal changes of perimenopause.
Vaginal and bladder problems
When estrogen levels decrease, your vaginal tissues may lose fluids and elasticity, making intercourse sometimes so painful. Low estrogen levels can also make you more vulnerable to urinary or vaginal infections. Loss of tissue tone can lead to incontinence.
Decline in fertility
Ovulation becomes irregular, so your ability to conceive decreases. However, as long as you are still having periods, pregnancy is still possible. If you want to avoid pregnancy, use of contraception until you does not have a menstrual period for 12 months.
Changes in sexual function
During perimenopause, sexual arousal is subject to change. However, for most women who had satisfactory sexual intimacy before menopause, this will continue through perimenopause.
Loss of nutrients in the bone
With declining estrogen levels, you begin to lose nutrients in bone more rapidly and increase the risk of osteoporosis.
Alter cholesterol levels
Decreased levels of estrogen may cause unfavorable changes in blood cholesterol levels, including an increase in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) – or bad cholesterol, which contribute to increased risk of heart disease. At the same time, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) (good) cholesterol decreased in many women as they age, which also increases the risk of heart disease