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Hot Flashes

The Internal Inferno

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.

Hot Flash Help App

The Hot Flash Help App

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.

Urinary incontinence is a symptom of menopause

Needing to urinate more often?

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.

Weight gain is a sign of perimenopause

Weight Gain Sign of Menopause?

Low estrogen causes fat to be stored around the midriff. The body does that because visceral fat (around the tummy) contains estrogen and the body is trying to compensate for the lower production of estrogen from the ovaries.

Irregular periods - menopause symptom

Irregular Periods! How Can I Plan?

On average irregular periods, last 4 years but again, every woman is different. For some, this can take a decade or just a few months before your menstruation stops completely and you enter menopause.

Night Sweats - Menopause symptom

Night Sweats – The evil cousins of hot flashes

Night sweats are recurring instances of intense perspiration which happen during your sleep. You wake often drenched in sweat so much that your nightgown and sheets are wet. At the same time, you have a feeling of being too hot that is often followed by a chill.

Fatigue - That Bone Deep Exhaustion

Fatigue – That Bone Deep Exhaustion in Menopause

Fatigue is the feeling that you are never rested and that you lack the energy to perform normal, everyday tasks. This something that almost 75% of women in perimenopause experience. Fatigue is that bone-deep feeling of exhaustion that makes life very difficult.

Insomnia - One of the Most Difficult Symptoms of Menopause

Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the most problematic menopause symptoms. What is it; What causes it; and how can you manage it?