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.
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.
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.
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.