Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals She Has Perimenopause Symptoms
Gwyneth Paltrow is going public with her discovery that she’s experiencing perimenopause, which typically begins several years before menopause when the ovaries gradually begin to make less estrogen.
“I think when you get into perimenopause, you notice a lot of changes,” she said in a video for Goop, the lifestyle brand she founded in 2008. “I can feel the hormonal changes happening: The sweating. The moods. You’re just like all of a sudden furious for no reason.”
“I have tweaked my approach to fitness, for example, to bring in more weight-lifting to build bone density, and I continue to eat as healthy as possible—whole foods, lots of green vegetables, clean sources of protein—particularly at lunch,” she wrote, adding, “Everyone needs some off-the-leash time at night.”
“While I wasn’t overly focused on my hormones in my thirties,” she continued, “I do a panel every six months now to ensure that everything is aligned,” saying she’s seen these symptoms happen to her mom. “I remember when my mother went through menopause and it was like such a big deal and there was grief around it for her and all of these emotions.”
Additional symptoms include irregular periods, sleep problems, vaginal and bladder problems, loss of bone density and cholesterol levels — some of which come on gradually.