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Let’s have some real talk about menopause. Too many of us (including myself) don’t fully understand what’s happening when we’re going through perimenopause and menopause and don’t know where to go to for accurate information. I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice but I’m hoping to provide some of the information I wish I had known when I went through menopause and give you some resources to check out if you want to learn more.
If you understand what happens during menopause and perimenopause with your hormones, you’ll understand better how to relieve your symptoms. For example, the menopause symptoms you are experiencing may be caused by a hormone imbalance causing too much estrogen. Here’s an overview of what these hormones actually do and how the levels can change during perimenopause and menopause.
Are you experiencing signs of menopause or perimenopause, such as hot flashes, weight gain or mood swings? It turns out that many symptoms you might be experiencing are caused by the hormonal changes of menopause and perimenopause. Here’s a complete list of menopause and perimenopause symptoms and what causes them.
These natural remedies for menopause symptoms really work according to real women who have tried and recommended them. See what real women have to say about how effective remedies like Black Cohosh, Maca Root Powder, Diindolylmethane, and Soy really are and what diet and lifestyle changes really bring relief.
Our menopausal bodies are going through almost as many changes now as they did during puberty. Here’s how to love your body during menopause and give yourself – and your body – all the support you need as you go through the changes of perimenopause and menopause.
A Resting Metabolism Rate Test measures the oxygen you breathe in and the carbon dioxide you breathe out and calculates the calories you burn simply sitting at rest. You can’t eat or exercise prior to your test since those things can temporarily boost your metabolism.
It’s unfortunate but true. Most women gain weight after 50 when their body goes through menopause. But there’s good news! If you know the facts about what causes weight gain during menopause you can learn how to manage it. Here are some causes of weight gain in menopause and perimenopause and what’s worked for me to finally start losing weight again.
Considering hormone replacement therapy? There’s so much confusing and contradictory information out there. We’ve gathered together facts, based on science, that you need to know including: What is hormone replacement therapy?, The differences between standard HRT and bioidentical HRT, how to find a menopause specialist, some of the many misconceptions about hormone replacement therapy, and a personal story of what it’s like to start hormone replacement therapy.
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