Menopause Support…for women like me!
To begin, the concept of menopause NEVER crossed my mind. For a number of months I had not been feeling like myself, and a note, I am 38 years old. I was having a hard time sleeping, feeling unrested when I awoke, experiencing a significant lack of energy and motivation (highly unlike me) and worst of all my memory was horrendous.
As a health coach, I believe deeply in listening to the body and so I went to the naturopath and doctor where blood work and other tests were requested to thoroughly rule everything out.
The short version of this is that thankfully I do not have any of the issues that I thought might be possible, I am in perimenopause. Although I knew my mother began her journey in her mid-thirties, I didn’t realize that so many of these symptoms I was experiencing were related to menopause.
To bring clarity to menopause and all that it entails, I have shared a helpful article here from a trusted source.
This support program is to help women who want to improve their sleep, boost their memory and get their energy back to what it used to be. If you happen to be experiencing any of these challenges, I would love to be a support system to share with you the solutions I have found to dramatically reduce my symptoms and help me to feel like me again!!
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Natural menopause is medically defined as the permanent cessation of ovarian function, and it usually begins around the age of 50. Leading into menopause is a transitional phase called perimenopause that begins for some women in their 30s and others in their 40s. During this transitional phase, estrogen levels fluctuate more sporadically, which may cause irregular periods and other symptoms that will be discussed.
Symptoms of Menopause
Did you know that there are 34 recognized symptoms associated with the transition to menopause and actual menopause? Yes, I said 34! Luckily most of us (I’m speaking to women, men have their own fun age-related issues to experience) will never experience all 34. And since no two women are exactly alike, some women may not experience any or very few. I’ve talked with women at various events and have heard descriptions like: “I feel like I’ve got a raging forest fire burning inside me!” or “I just don’t feel like me anymore.” My own sister told me that she sometimes could not control the words coming out of her mouth and her family finally had to tell her to see her doctor right away or they would all move out! While it isn’t possible to predict what kinds of symptoms you can expect, hot flashes of varying severity seem to be one of the more common symptoms. It’s not all bad, though. A survey conducted in the United States has shown that 51% of menopausal women between the ages of 50-65 reported increased feelings of happiness and fulfillment. What’s important to remember is that it is a natural process that all women will go through during their life. It isn’t a disease and it doesn’t necessarily require medical intervention. Because you are unique, the way you experience symptoms may be unique to you.
It is important to touch on a few health risks that are associated with menopause. Many women think that only men need to worry about cardiovascular disease—ladies: this is incorrect! Heart disease risk increases after the onset of menopause, as does the risk of stroke and osteoporosis. Make sure that you get regular check-ups and eat healthy. Make sure you eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, oily fish and lean meats. Participate in about 150 minutes of physical activity each week including weight bearing and cardio and don’t smoke.
Article From: What’s Up Usana Blog – Sept, 27, 2016