Si joint pain is usually first experienced after childbirth and later in perimenopause and menopause. The usual causes are hormonal imbalance and weight gain in pregnancy and later in life.
As estrogen starts to fluctuate and decrease, so does our capacity to absorb vitamin D, which is responsible for the absorption of calcium. Doctors often give women calcium in perimenopause and menopause for their bone health but do not mention that taking it together with vitamin D and vitamin K is necessary for the calcium to enter our bones.
We are caretakers all of our adult life. Perimenopause and menopause are periods in our lives where taking better care of ourselves is necessary. Pampering yourself is a must because it is one of the ways to invest in aging well.
Exercise in menopause not only helps with many menopause symptoms but also makes aging easier, healthier, and happier.
I reached menopause in my mid-forties with a far more emotional reaction than I was used to having. All of a sudden, I found that I had to manage my energy carefully, that I had to say ‘no’ more often in order to stay balanced. Initially, I also had the feeling that my youth and attractiveness was fading.
You are going on with your day, minding your own business when this uneasy feeling of heat starts. It is rising from deep inside you and is spreading so quickly as if a heat bomb had just exploded. That is how most women experience hot flashes.
As my co-founder and I talked about how to help women overcome all the challenges of perimenopause and menopause, an idea started slowly forming on the blackboard wall of my home office. We knew that more than 70% of women in this life transition suffer from hot flashes. This is the reason we started with this menopause symptom.
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One of the perimenopausal symptoms is the onset of urinary incontinence. You may begin to notice that you need to urinate more often, and start to experience leaking when your bladder is full. You may be too embarrassed to talk about this and wonder what is happening to your body. Often, women will not connect urinary incontinence to menopause problems.