Maybe your Mother never mentioned much about her experience of going through menopause. Menopause was once a far more taboo subject and certainly wasn’t discussed as widely or openly as it is now. So if you’re approaching that time in your life and looking for some advice, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five things no-one told you about menopause.
If you’re new to the LadyCare blog and the LadyCare device itself, then we hope by the end of this article you might have found the solution you’ve been searching for.
Over half a million women in the UK alone and women all over the world are saying goodbye to HRT and embracing a completely natural solution called LadyCare. The LadyCare device is a small discreet pear-shaped item that easily clips onto your undergarments. It’s been described as ‘revolutionary’, and completely ‘life-changing’ for women suffering from menopause or perimenopause symptoms.
Weight gain, for those of us who aren’t underweight, is never a welcomed prospect. Fighting back once you’ve gained a few pounds is so much harder than prevention. We often lack motivation and we don’t like what we see in the mirror which can add anxiety or depression into the mix. Preventing weight gain is the best way forward, but when menopause hits how can we keep weight gain at bay?
Did you once use to enjoy making love to your partner, but now you feel it’s become a chore? Do you only have sex to get them off your back, but rarely actually have that sexual desire? If you answered yes and assuming there are no other problems in your relationship, you probably have a loss of libido. A decrease in libido is extremely common, especially among menopausal and perimenopausal women.
Have you noticed that as you reach menopause or even perimenopause, digestive problems start to play up? Acid reflux and constipation are common complaints in older women. Menopause can cause an onset of these things in women who haven’t previously suffered from them, but it can also make existing problems even worse. What can you do to relieve things such as Indigestion and why does menopause cause these issues?
There are three types of pollen that cause hay fever. Some people are unfortunate enough to suffer allergies from all three, but typically it’s one of three that causes problems. Establishing which one you’re allergic to is the first step to beating it. The bad news is that the hay fever season generally lasts from late March right up until the end of September. The good news is that this is broken down into the different pollen seasons.
Ladies, no matter how hard they try, many men will not be able to relate or fully understand the impact that menopause can have on our lives. If you feel like banging your head on the wall because your husband is making light of your hot flushes, or doesn’t understand why you can’t control your outbursts, this letter is for him…
The summer heat has come in full force, which is great news for replenishing our vitamin D, but not ideal if you suffer from hot flushes and night sweats. The evenings seem to be a challenge even if you’re non-menopausal, but add in those uncomfortable symptoms and it seems near impossible to get a decent night’s sleep! We want to make life easier for you, so follow these tips for sleeping better during the height of Summer.
Nausea (feeling as though you need to vomit) isn’t something you really expect to associate with menopause. It’s more commonly linked to pregnancy, or that time of the month. So those of us who suffer from nausea as a symptom of menopause are often taken-aback. Feeling nauseous has a massive impact on your day; you can’t focus, you don’t feel up to doing anything and in the end it’s a similar feeling to being under-the-weather.
Even light exercise makes us break a sweat, our temperature rises, and breathing quickens. Exerting ourselves can feel uncomfortable at the time, but ladies, the payoff is completely worth it! Immediately afterwards, as the body releases endorphins, you feel fantastic. Long-term, you start to notice a whole other host of benefits, not just weight loss! For some women though, that exertion during exercise is all too familiar with the start of a hot flush. Many women, therefore, avoid exercise because they fear it will trigger more hot flushes.