Perimenopause: what every young woman should know

Perimenopause seems to be the preventative health buzzword du jour with two guides to be released in November to help young women understand their next "life change."

On September 22, Heidi Houston, the executive producer of a new documentary Hot Flash Havoc explained to Relaxnews, "the first thing women need to know is that perimenopause begins around 35 years of age. Additionally, younger women can experience some of the symptoms as early as their 30's that they would not normally see until their 40's. Needless to say, this is a huge misconception that many women don't know about."

The Association of Women for the Advancement of Research and Education 's ProjectAWARE has collected 35 perimenopause and menopause symptoms "from the real-life experiences of hundreds of women" including sudden tears, increase in allergies, body odor changes, crawly skin, incontinence and vaginal dryness. To see the full list, go to http://www.project-aware.org/Experience/symptoms.shtml

According to MayoClinic.com, the Medical Education and Research (MFMER) site of the US-based Mayo Clinic, "once you've gone through 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period, you've officially reached menopause, and the perimenopause period is over."

Medical website WebMD notes, "The average length of perimenopause is four years, but for some women this stage may last only a few months or continue for 10 years."

Houston's documentary Hot Flash Havoc will be available for purchase online in November at HotFlashHavoc.net for ($24.99/€19). See trailers: http://www.hotflashhavoc.net/index.php?page=movie-clips

The documentary will also be in theaters on November 16 across the US with plans to then hit movie screens in Canada first and Europe sometime next year.

Houston added, "we're also working on dubbing it in Spanish so that we can go to all of the Spanish speaking countries as well." And promises, "if 2,000 women in your area request the film, Hot Flash Havoc will come to you."

Also, IDEA, the world's largest professional health and fitness association, is to release a DVD titled Women, Metabolism and the Hormone Highway! (non-member rate $34.95/€26) in November to help wellness and fitness professionals advise their female clients and patients on "peri-menopausal challenges, muscle strength, body composition, metabolism, the hormonal roller coaster and other physiological factors." http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-products/women-metabolism-and-the-hormone-highway

 

ebooks
ebookA delicious collection of 50 meaty main courses
Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

ES Rentals

    Independent Dating
    and  

    By clicking 'Search' you
    are agreeing to our
    Terms of Use.

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs General

    Ashdown Group: Data Scientist - London - £50,000 + bonus

    £35000 - £50000 per annum + generous bonus: Ashdown Group: Business Analytics ...

    Ashdown Group: IT Project Coordinator (Software Development) - Kingston

    £45000 - £50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: IT Project Coordinator (Software Dev...

    Ashdown Group: Editor-in-chief - Financial Services - City, London

    £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: A highly successful, glo...

    Ashdown Group: Junior Application Support Analyst - Fluent German Speaker

    £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: A global leader operating...

    Day In a Page

    General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

    Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

    He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
    General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

    On the margins

    From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
    Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

    'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

    Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
    Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

    Why patients must rely less on doctors

    Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
    Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

    Flesh in Venice

    Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
    11 best anti-ageing day creams

    11 best anti-ageing day creams

    Slow down the ageing process with one of these high-performance, hardworking anti-agers
    Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1: Five things we learnt, including Iker Casillas is past it and Carlos Tevez remains effective

    Juventus vs Real Madrid

    Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
    Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

    Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

    Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
    Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

    Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

    Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
    Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

    Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

    Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
    China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

    China's influence on fashion

    At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
    Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

    The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

    Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
    Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

    Rainbow shades

    It's all bright on the night
    'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

    Bread from heaven

    Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
    Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

    How 'the Axe' helped Labour

    UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power