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Explaining menopause

Explaining Menopause

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.

Galloping Catastrophes

Galloping Catastrophes

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.

si joint pain

SI Joint Pain Caused by Food?

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.

menopause-selfcare

Do It! You deserve it!

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.

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.