As women age, it’s not uncommon for them to start wondering if they might be experiencing perimenopause. After all, the average age for menopause is 51, so if you’re in your 40s or early 50s, it’s definitely a possibility. Thankfully, there are ways to test for perimenopause at home, and in this blog post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know. Keep reading to find out more!
What is Perimenopause?
Before we get into how to test for perimenopause at home, let’s first take a moment to briefly review what perimenopause is. In short, perimenopause is the transition period leading up to menopause. During perimenopause, women may experience a variety of symptoms due to hormone fluctuations, including hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, mood swings, and more. If you think you might be experiencing perimenopause, it’s important to talk to your doctor so they can help you manage your symptoms.
possible treatment options with you.
Traditional way of Perimenopause Testing:
There are a few different ways you can test for perimenopause at home. One of the most common methods is to track your basal body temperature (BBT). You can do this by using a special BBT thermometer that you can purchase online from Welzo. Once you have your thermometer, simply take your temperature every morning before getting out of bed and record the results in a notebook or on your computer. Be sure to take your temperature at around the same time each day for accurate results
First, mark the first day of your last period on the calendar. Then, begin tracking your daily temperature using the thermometer. Be sure to do this first thing in the morning, before you get out of bed or eat or drink anything. Record your temperature in the notebook or journal along with the date and time
You will need to take your temperature every day for at least two months (60 days). By tracking your temperature over time, you will be able to look for patterns that can help you determine if you are in perimenopause. A woman’s normal body temperature is around 98 degrees Fahrenheit. During perimenopause, a woman’s body temperature may fluctuate between 96 and 99 degrees Fahrenheit. If you see this pattern emerging in your own temperature readings, it is likely that you are in perimenopause
Another way to test for perimenopause at home is by tracking your menstrual cycles. To do this, simply mark the first day of your period on a calendar and then count how many days there are until your next period starts. The length of your menstrual cycle can vary from month to month during perimenopause, but if you notice that your cycles are consistently shorter or longer than usual (i.e., 21 days or fewer/35 days or more), it could be an indication that you’re in perimenopause
What Supplies Do You Need?
To test for perimenopause at home, you will need:
- A calendar
- A thermometer
- A notebook or journal
- A pen or pencil
- A watch or clock with a second hand (or a stopwatch)
Accurate Testing at home:
Another way to test is by taking an at-home blood test for perimenopause. Welzo has developed a unique system for collecting and testing small samples of blood. Its system is so compact that it can be used in virtually any setting, including at home.
The process is very simple. First, you order a perimenopause test kit from Welzo. The kit comes with everything you need to collect a small sample of blood. Once you have your test kit delivered, all you need to do is collect a small sample of blood on one of the company’s specially designed testing strips. Once you have your sample, you simply mail it back to Welzo using the provided shipping envelope. Within 24 hours, you will receive your results via email.
Perimenopause is a stage of life that many women experience as they approach menopause. If you think you might be going through perimenopause, at-home testing is one option to consider. With just a few supplies and some patience, you can usually get a pretty good idea of whether or not you are experiencing perimenopause based on changes in your temperature readings over time. However, it’s always best to consult with your doctor if you suspect that you might be going through perimenopause so that they can confirm the diagnosis and discuss possible treatment options with you.