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By Nathalie Fiset

Pre-menopause symptoms are actually just a preview of what menopause brings for a woman. Hence, many or all the symptoms experienced during menopause can randomly occur and are included in pre menopause symptoms.

is the period is a woman’s life when her menstrual cycle stops and her ovaries start lowering their estrogen and progesterone production thus ending her fertile period .

Pre-menopause symptoms can be perceived as merely unusual to all the way down being debilitating. A woman’s ability to cope with any pre-menopause symptom is generally a reflect of her ability to cope with changes in her life in general.

Fatigue is often felt as a common pre-menopause symptom. To prevent fatigue from getting in the way, a woman experiencing this pre-menopause symptom should make it a regular habit to eat a balanced and healthy diet and exercise regularly. Exercising has many benefits one of them being that it releases endorphin hormones which helps achieve a deeper and more rejuvenating sleep.

An irregular menstrual period or the cessation of the period altogether are pre-menopause symptoms that are essential to pose the diagnosis. Anemia can occur as a consequence of irregular or heavier menstrual bleeding. Any woman suspecting she is experiencing pre-menopause symptoms should consult her qualified physician.

A feeling of increased sadness or even depression is often seen as a pre-menopause symptom. This situation can be caused by the hormone imbalance or even the grief of not being able to give birth anymore. A woman going through an increase state of sadness should consult the proper caregiver and seek help.

Going through menopause can be a very positive experience for a woman if she chooses to. Hence, instead of being set back by every pre-menopause symptom that occurs, a woman can decide that she has the opportunity to evaluate her life and look forward to the future. After all, pre-menopause usually brings more free time for a woman, her tasks as a mother having greatly decreased by her children being on their own.

Many women going through menopause rejoice of having so much free time for themselves. They have the option to invest this newfound free time in their career or hobbies. If she chooses so, a woman can decide to not allow any small pre-menopause symptom prevent her from enjoying the best time of her life.

One has to know that any given pre-menopause symptom do not last forever. Hence, after an adaptation period a woman will feel like her pre-menopause symptoms are fading away. The human body has the great capacity to adapt to all the changes it is presented. Menopause is no exception. Living a healthy life style free of tobacco and excess of alcohol is a sure way to go through menopause in an easier manner.

Pairing-up with women who are going through the same transition is a very helpful resource. There are many support groups where a woman can discuss with like-minded women any given pre-menopause symptom she is experiencing. By exchanging in this manner, many women will find comfort.

In the case there is not such a group in your area, forming one can be a great idea. The other option is to become a member of an internet forum dedicated to women experiencing pre-menopause symptoms.

Dr Nathalie Fiset is a family doctor and a certified hypnotherapist. For more information go to:, or

The information in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice.