Panic attacks and anxiety are all controlled by our Autonomic nervous system. It’s our brain that sends signals to our ANS and so this is why cognitive behavioural therapy is often recommended for anxiety disorders. Menopause-related anxiety and panic attacks are different from anxiety disorders or panic disorders because they are caused by depleting hormones affecting the autonomic nervous system.
Despite the fact that all women will go through menopause in their lifetimes, it’s still not as openly discussed as we would like it to be! Menopause is a natural process and nothing to be ashamed of, sharing stories is one of the best ways to open up a discussion and get rid of some of the taboo that often surrounds the topic.
Are you stuck in the blues and looking for a way out? Low moods can strike at any time. You can wake up feeling low or you can wake up feeling great and by the end of the day, everything has changed. When you add perimenopause and menopause into the mix, the constant changing of hormones can have a real impact. Estrogen can increase serotonin and endorphins which boost your mood. So when estrogen is depleted it makes sense that you would start feeling lower.
Christmas is one of the happiest times of the year! So the last thing you want, on Christmas day, (or any of the Xmas period for that matter) is to have it ruined by hot flushes! If you’re on Christmas dinner duties you’ll already be spending a significant amount of time in a hot kitchen. As any woman who suffers from hot flushes will know, being in a hot environment on top of that is just hell!
A lot of women who are approaching menopause for the first time find themselves quite confused. What’s happening to the body as you enter this period in your lives and how do you know if it’s menopause or not?
So many women consider menopause to be an ending to a chapter in their lives. We want to encourage women to see menopause as a new beginning. As one chapter ends, another one inevitably begins that’s full of new adventures and more exciting than the next. Through the power of LadyCare, we want women to enjoy everything this new chapter has to offer, instead of fearing it.
As well as this, we think that as you near menopause it’s an ideal time to start making some other beneficial changes. Here are our top 6 changes that could bring about the best results.
‘Finally a real Summer’, you hear them chant! ‘We’re going to have two long weeks of pure heat’. Now that’s great news for our Summer deprived country, but it’s not exactly ideal if you suffer from hot flushes. In fact it sounds like the thing of nightmares. We’re here to help you beat the heat and reduce those hot flushes once and for all!
Perimenopause is the period leading up to menopause in which your hormones (estrogen and progesterone) start to deplete. This period could last for weeks, months or years. There is no way to predict how long your own perimenopausal stage will last, or when it will begin, but there are ways to determine if you’re currently in perimenopause.
Worrying about menopause and feeling unprepared? You’re in the right place. It’s normal to want to know exactly what’s going to happen. Asking our friends or Mothers about their experience is one thing, but everyone’s menopause journeys are different.
During both menopause and perimenopause, hormonal imbalances can cause extreme fatigue. The drop in estrogen levels is the real culprit, but added stresses or anxieties that occur as a result of other symptoms can also contribute. As well as this, low iron levels and low functioning thyroid are more commonly seen in women of menopausal age. Both of these things can also cause fatigue.