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How to Decrease Symptoms of Perimenopause

There are many hormones in your body as a woman that you need to work on balancing properly. These range from estrogen and progesterone, to testosterone and your thyroid hormones. Simple daily tasks can help improve your health overall and balance your

hormone levels at the same time.

Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance Problem

Before looking at the different ways to balance your hormone levels, it helps to first find

out if this is something you are struggling with. All women should make sure their

hormones are balanced properly, but if you show signs of problems, you really need to

focus on it a little more than the average woman. Some signs of hormonal imbalances

include having an irregular period, trouble conceiving, insomnia, and a change in your

libido. You might lose or gain weight without changing your diet, experience severe

fatigue, and have mental health changes like anxiety or depression. Hair loss and

changes in your appetite may also occur.

Adaptogen Herbs

These types of herbs are healing herbs that provide even more benefits than standard

herbs. They have been shown to help balance your hormones as well, so if you are

looking to improve your hormone levels with herbs, those classified as adaptogens are

the first ones you should turn to. These include many you might recognize, like holy

basil, ashwagandha, and certain types of medicinal mushrooms. Not only can they help

with your hormone levels, but they are great at lowering your cholesterol, improving

thyroid function, and helping with anxiety and depression.

Eat More Healthy Fats

You may think the words ‘healthy’ and ‘fats’ don’t go hand-in-hand, but that isn’t at all

true. While you may not want to just eat unlimited fats all day long, there are healthier

fats that are great for you. These can help to balance your hormones and actually help

you lose weight. You want to avoid manmade and processed fats like margarine and

vegetable oil, and instead go for healthier fats like grass fed butter, coconut oil, nuts and

seeds, and avocados. Try to add these to your diet and you will notice all the amazing


Improve Your Sleep

If you haven’t been getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night, it is time to rectify that. Missing

out on sleep affects your body and mind, and yes, your hormone levels. If you want to

balance your hormones, start focusing on getting better sleep. Try changing your sleep

routines, drinking a cup of tea before bed, and not keeping your phone near you while

trying to sleep.

Try and put some of these tips into actions and see if it helps to decrease your symptoms of perimenopause.

Download my free e-book Are You Perimenopausal to help start the conversation with your Health Care Professional.


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