If you feel like your feet are dragging through the mud and you can barely summon the energy to move, it may be time to look at the possible culprits so you can finally find a way to fight your fatigue. Sure, the hormone fluctuations of menopause can zap you. So can a late night, a bad night's sleep, a cold, the flu or some other health condition. But if you're well-rested and otherwise … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Ways to Bust Menopause Fatigue
Why are women so hesitant to seek treatment for their menopause symptoms, which many admit to causing a major disruption in their physical and emotional lives? Many of the women who seek treatment remain dissatisfied and left feeling that they’ve not received adequate or quality care or education, according to the 2018 AARP magazine article, “What Doctors Don’t Know About Menopause.” Women are … [Read more...] about Is It Becoming Less Taboo to Talk About Menopause?
If you find yourself pushing too hard, stopped up, clogged, unable to go (or whatever you like to call it), it may be a by- product of menopause. When going gets tough, the tough can't always get going. I think it's constipation, but I'm not sure. What is the definition, exactly? Constipation is defined as having fewer than three bowel movements a week; having hard, dry stools; feeling as if … [Read more...] about Constipation and Menopause: Are You a No- Go?
You might already be dealing with things like hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. So, why do you also have to deal with belly fat? It's a fact of menopause. Lose estrogen, gain something else. And that is that "spare tire," "menopot," "muffin top" or whatever other appetizing pet name you utter in anger. Evidence is mounting that the low levels of estrogen are the culprit behind … [Read more...] about Menopause and Belly Fat
Around menopause, your body is changing (as you already know). But did you know that these changes can raise your risk for certain health problems? What is going on? Well, for one, lower levels of estrogen and progesterone can raise your risk of things like heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis. And it's not only estrogen that raises these risks: other changes related to aging—like weight … [Read more...] about The Health Risks That Come With Menopause
After writing about menopause and hot flashes and stress/anxiety being a possible culprit, I started wondering about the link between menopause and anxiety. How are the two linked? Are women feeling anxious about menopause? Or, is it the other way around: does menopause cause anxiety? Is it a by-product of shifting, dipping, all-over-the-chart hormones? Read the full article on NextTribe.com … [Read more...] about Menopause and Anxiety
One way or another, you'll deal with perimenopause and menopause just fine. To do it fabulously, you need this advice. Read the full article on FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE. … [Read more...] about Period. The end.
Perimenopause marks the transition into menopause. It’s a gradual changeover when your ovaries produce less estrogen and your hormone levels begin to shift. Perimenopause generally begins sometime in your 40s (but can begin earlier – even in your 30s) when you notice that your menstrual cycles are changing. You may skip a month (or two), or your cycle may be heavier (or lighter) than … [Read more...] about The “Pause” Before Menopause: Perimenopause Demystified
Sometimes chemotherapy throws you into permanent menopause. Anti-estrogen medications used after the treatment of some breast cancers can perpetuate or worsen these symptoms, and these therapies are now typically given for 10 years or longer after chemotherapy is complete. While the average age of menopause in the United States is 51, it can come much earlier for premenopausal women treated … [Read more...] about How to Manage Menopausal Symptoms After Breast Cancer