Living in a culture where youth is celebrated and wisdom of age has lost its importance, getting older is a huge hurdle to overcome. Loss of fertility is like a stamp of an expiration date imprinted on women.
We do not all experience our time in Hell Gorge in the same way. Not all of us have all of the symptoms. But we do know that the aches and pains, the insomnia, the itchy skin, the mood swings, the brain fog, the digestive issues, the burning mouth, the dry eyes, the rage, the loss of libido, the hot flushes, the night sweats and the epic wind are merely the result of our fluctuating hormones.
For many women, these changes in menopause are deep and far-reaching. The realization that you have been holding yourself up to impossible standards is profoundly liberating. You allow yourself to do your best on any given day.
I always thought that by the time I reached my 50s, I would be sorted – calm, happy and accepting of who I was and maybe even love myself a little.
Selene Yeager was in her late 40s when she started noticing strange changes in her body and mood. A lifelong competitive athlete, Selene noticed that her training wasn’t having its…
The question is, though, are there certain things that trigger the menopause symptoms that are experienced by women or even increase the intensity of those symptoms?
Don’t let the discomfort or cost of a mammogram or ultrasound stop you from taking care of your health. It is much cheaper than chemo and all hospital bills that come with a little bump that you ignored.
Every woman is different. She will experience menopause in her own unique way. A minority of women will sail through this phase in life with hardly a care, but others will suffer quite severe menopausal symptoms and very early in life.
Perimenopause s a phase when you can see or feel the first changes to your period and body. It can last anywhere from 10 years to a few months. Nevertheless, you need to be prepared and know what can and will happen during this stage in your life.