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.
With all the terminology regarding our health flying around as we age, it’s no wonder it all gets a little confusing. We’re here to clear a few things up when it comes to the different stages of menopause and explain exactly what you can expect throughout the process. Feeling prepared can often take some of that worry and stress off our shoulders.
If you’ve ever experienced a hot flush, you will know just how embarrassing and troublesome they can be. The occasional hot flush here or there, although not ideal, is manageable. However, during menopause hot flushes can happen up to 40 times a day in some cases. This can have a significant impact on your quality of life.
Up to 75% of women between the ages of 45 to 58 report a significant drop in sexual arousal during both menopause and perimenopause. Phew, breathe a sigh of relief… what you’re going through is completely normal! If you’ve seriously lost your sex drive and now you’re missing that flare in the bedroom, don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’re about to introduce you to something that could change your life.
It is estimated that depression affects around 322 million people. Now the leading cause of poor health and disability across the globe, depression is on the rise. Depression has likely touched all of our lives in one way or another; either directly or indirectly. I’m sure we all know someone who is suffering or has suffered from depression.
We’ve all been there; kept something bottled up only to find it made things worse. The moment we share how we’re feeling with someone, suddenly a planet-sized weight has been lifted from our shoulders. Chatting about menopause to our friends, family and even strangers, can be so therapeutic. So why then, do so many of us avoid the subject?
One thing is for certain; we are all going to age! We can’t stop the ageing process, so we should simply embrace it. Embracing it doesn’t mean we can’t use natural things to our advantage though. Here are some ways to prevent premature signs of ageing.
All women will go through menopause. We all know it’s a natural part of life, so why do so many of us worry about it? Are we worrying about nothing? If you’re reading this article and you’ve not yet gone through menopause, you’re doing the right thing by preparing and learning as much as you can about what will happen to your body.