Menopause is an important stage in a woman’s life because it marks the end of her fertile period. When this period of life begins, there are several signs that make it possible to realize this. Sometimes, these signs are more obvious and mark a pre-menopause. Among the most noticeable signs are dizziness. These are the expression of a real hormonal upheaval. So what are the symptoms of pre-menopause? What does this have to do with dizziness? How to remedy dizziness during this period? Find the answers in this article.
What is pre-menopause and dizziness?
The menopause is defined as the total and definitive stop of the menstruation, but also the stop of the activity of the ovaries in the woman. It generally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. Pre-menopause presents the very first changes in the body that follow hormonal changes: a decrease in the level of progesterone and estrogen until the menopause. According to statistics, only 1% of women are affected by early menopause before the age of 40.
Vertigo on the other hand is perceived as a false interpretation of the movement of one’s body, but also of the movement of one’s environment. It comes from a sensory imbalance in three systems: proprioceptive, visual and vestibular. There are several types of vertigo, including menopausal vertigo, which health professionals have not yet been able to explain. However, certain symptoms allow us to recognize it.
Pre-menopausal vertigo: what are the symptoms?
When we talk about pre-menopause and menopause, the first idea that comes to mind is the decrease in progesterone and estrogen levels in women. This decrease is one of the most obvious reasons for menopausal dizziness. Since several vital organs (heart, brain, etc.) use these fertility hormones. In fact, its sudden drop leads to the following symptoms:
- Dysfunction of the woman’s metabolism: estrogen no longer ensures the efficient maintenance of the glucose metabolism system. As a result, the woman may feel tired and dizzy because she lacks energy;
- Heart palpitations: during menopause, women experience heart palpitations, which sometimes leads to dizziness;
- Positional imbalance: estrogen is used by the brain for various purposes. Its decrease causes a disorientation of this organ and leads to a feeling of imbalance;
- Stimulation of the aging process: in menopause, the hormonal change leads to several symptoms related to aging: failure of the inner ear, of several body systems, sleep disorders, migraines, hot flashes, stress, anxiety, etc.
How to deal with vertigo in premenopause?
Several natural care solutions can be used to properly treat menopausal vertigo. Here is a list of practices to follow:
- Good hydration: a consumption of 1.5 L of water is recommended. Alcohol, caffeine and soft drinks should be avoided;
- Have precise sleeping hours: sleeping and waking up at regular hours is beneficial to the body. In addition, relationship exercises are recommended as they help you fall asleep;
- Eating small amounts of food on a regular basis: this helps to maintain a constant sugar level. In addition, foods rich in lean proteins and complex carbohydrates should be favored;
- Relaxing: although difficult, succeeding in relaxing helps to avoid dizziness and lightheadedness. To this end, breathing exercises can be practiced, as well as yoga and meditation.
In addition to these measures, it is also possible to take nutritional supplements to help you get through menopause more easily.