Perimenopause and You

What is perimenopause?

As a woman gets older, her body goes through a significant change as she leaves behind her fertile years and enters menopause. This change doesn’t happen overnight, and in fact a woman can experience the symptoms of this transition for a period of months or years.

The time of transition between when a woman is regularly producing eggs and when her ovaries shut down permanently is called perimenopause. The years preceding menopause can bring upon hormonal fluctuations that produce noticeable symptoms for a woman. These changes may begin as early as her 30s, but most commonly occur in her 40s or 50s. Menopause is reached when a woman has not experienced a menstrual period in 12 consecutive months. 

Perimenopause is most commonly marked by changes or irregularity in a woman’s period. Symptoms of perimenopause vary and can range from mild to severe. Symptoms may include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Hot flashes and sleep problems
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Increased susceptibility to vaginal infection
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Decreasing fertility
  • Changes in sexual desire or arousal
  • Bone loss
  • Changing cholesterol levels

Both prescription and alternative treatment options are available to treat symptoms of perimenopause.

How can Softcup help?

Softcup is a feminine hygiene solution for women experiencing symptoms of perimenopause. Softcup is made from a hypoallergenic, non-irritating, non-absorbent material that won’t contribute to vaginal dryness nor irritate vaginal tissue. Since Softcup can be worn on heavy and light flow days or for spotting for up to 12 hours, it can offer relief to women experiencing irregular, frequent, or unexpected periods.

Softcup does not alter the vagina’s natural balance of bacteria or pH level. Furthermore, it does not interfere with intimacy, since it can be worn comfortably during vaginal intercourse. Softcup is a great solution when perimenopausal symptoms make once regular periods less manageable.

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