Why Does Menopause Suck So Much?

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What the majority of us seem to agree on, is that menopause (in general) is NOT an enjoyable process. Granted, there are a small minority of women who breeze through menopause without barely noticing it’s happening. This, however, seems to be as lucky as winning the lottery! For most of us, menopause comes along with several dilapidating symptoms that can turn our lives upside down. But why?

Before we answer ‘why’, let’s look at ‘what’ it is that can often make menopause so uncomfortable.

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Menopause, Can I Get My Sex Life Back?

One of the lesser spoken about symptoms of menopause is a loss of libido. Why isn’t it discussed as much? Many women are embarrassed to admit that their sex lives are suffering because of ‘the change’. This is particularly the case if friends of a similar age don’t appear to have any issues in the bedroom. The truth is… you can never really know what someone else’s sex life is like, and the likelihood is, many more women are suffering than you realise or believe.

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Does Sleep Aggravate Your Menopause Symptoms?

If there’s one thing that we seem to universally complain about, it’s poor sleep. Is sleep this sacred thing that only a handful are blessed with? It certainly feels that way!

If you think about it… as teenagers, no amount of sleep seems to be enough. In our twenties and thirties, our wonderful children completely trample on any possibility of sleep. Financial stresses, family, health these all keep us up at night no matter what our age and then menopause comes along to add to it! It’s no wonder we’re a nation of poor sleepers. The question is, does sleep aggravate menopause symptoms further?

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What’s the Science Behind Menopause?

When we think of menopause, most of us think of hot flushes, mood swings and generally just getting older! But what’s actually happening to our bodies beyond just ageing and more importantly, why does it actually happen? You will be pleased to know it’s not just our bodies way of getting back at us, there really is a purpose behind it all. It’s not so much a ‘pause’ as an ending to one phase and the beginning of the next.

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Anxiety & Panic Attacks During Menopause

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.

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Stuck In the Menopause Blues – Here’s How to Escape

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.

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How to Have a Flush-Free Christmas

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!

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Menopause: New Beginnings, New Habits

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.  

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