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%

Of Women experience symptoms of Menopause

Midlife is full of surprises – and not all of them are good… If you are reading this guide then I’m guessing that you are touched in some way by symptoms of the menopause – or more accurately, the transition to menopause. Perhaps you are even horrified at the person looking back at you in the mirror.

Who is this person?
What the heck happened?

You are not alone. Until recently, when celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Gillian Anderson and Kirsty Walk started speaking out about their experiences, menopause was the silent shame. Yet experts reckon that 80% of women experience the symptoms of menopause.

It might be that you are really suffering or perhaps you’ve just started noticing some changes. The experience is different for every woman but often means being hot, cold, moody, tired, sleep-deprived, nervy, irritable, sad, or hairy. It can mean hot flushes, memory loss, and a seemingly immovable band of fat around the middle and thighs.

 

 

 

NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MENOPAUSE

 

The term ‘menopause’ is technically inaccurate because it represents the end of symptoms, whereas the stage that most women struggle through is called peri-menopause, which can last anything from two to eight years until the last period.


The average age of menopause is 51. You officially reach menopause when you have had no periods for 12 consecutive months.

Women’s experiences vary wildly and from country to country. Hot sweats are very common in the West but very few Japanese women experience them.


Before the actual menopause (see above), there is still a risk of pregnancy.

Once women hit their 40s, they typically gain an average of 1lb a year so you could easily be a stone heavier by the time you reach 55.

The age your mother was when she reached menopause can indicate when you might do so – but it won’t necessarily tell you about the symptoms you might experience or the severity of them.


Your health is no longer something peripheral you can take for granted but you do have some control over managing symptoms. It’s all about making some changes to your diet, stepping up your self care and taking action to reduce stress, and moving gently.

 

It’s really worth the time to read. If you have any questions or want to talk about anything within this guide, give me a call or email at info@nutritionforwomen.ie.

It’s really worth the time to read. If you have any questions or want to talk about anything within this guide, give me a call or email at info@nutritionforwomen.ie.

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