How to recognise the first signs of menopause – and do something about them

How to recognise the first signs of menopause – and do something about them

Are you on the threshold of impending menopause? Or have you already experienced its first symptoms? We can help you through a trouble-free menopause.

Most women do not experience the menopause as something that suddenly appears from one day to the next. There will often be an extended run-up period where the symptoms increase and during which you will need to acclimatise to what feels, for a while at least, rather like having a new body. We therefore want to help you to recognise the initial signals so you can quickly take action to alleviate them.

The menopause essentially takes place because the ovaries stop producing the female sex hormones; oestrogen and progesterone. The menopause is a natural phase of a woman’s life, but it can nevertheless feel like a challenge. Fortunately, most people find it possible to experience a calm and pleasant menopause during which the worst discomforts are alleviated.

When does the menopause start?

The onset of menopause occurs for most women at around 45-55 years of age. Women’s average age when their menopause starts is typically between 51-52 years. There is no guideline for how long the menopause lasts. For some, it will only take a relatively short amount of time while others may find that their process takes several years.


The time leading up to the menopause is called perimenopause, and it is in this period that the first symptoms already begin. The difference between perimenopause and menopause is that your ovulation continues during the perimenopause. Menopause does not occur until you have had 12 months without a period. 

Recognising the first signs

Hormonal changes already occur during the transition phase that can trigger the various symptoms that are associated with menopause. You are unlikely to suffer from all of them at once. You may not even associate these changes with menopause at all because you are still menstruating. And if you think that the symptoms resemble PMS, then you are not on the wrong track. It is triggered by the drop in your hormones.

You may experience bleeding disorders, mood swings, reduced energy, hot flushes and increased perspiration, disorientation and difficulty concentrating. Over time, you may start to experience that the symptoms manifest according to a pattern, or that you are suffering them more and more frequently. This can be overwhelming, but they can be remedied through both nutritional supplements and exercise.  

Do you seek a calmer, more balanced menopause?

Women have been using plants and herbs to ease the menopause for centuries, and hot flushes in particular. REGOMEO® is a patented, organic food supplement that contains fermented red clover extract, lemon balm, peppermint and sage, with no added alcohol or preservatives.

Red clover is a well-documented ingredient that can help relieve hot flushes and sweating. Lemon balm is conducive to sleep and inner balance. Sage, among other things, facilitates normal perspiration while peppermint is good for digestion. Red clover contains plant agents called phytoestrogens, which are similar to the female hormone oestrogen. These plant oestrogens are the reason why red clover can be conducive to restoring the body to a state of balance.