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.
If you only exercise to look good, you’ve got it totally wrong! Yes, of course, exercise is necessary for weight loss and improving appearance. But exercise is so much more than simply just a way to lose weight. It’s a mood and health booster too. Doing the right type of exercise can help to target different problematic areas, providing a wide range of health benefits.
It’s a strange feeling, but one that perhaps you might relate to. It can be an almost out of body experience, looking at the person you are today and feeling out of touch with who that person is. Of course, it comes from within. Despite any physical changes you might be going through, it truly is a mentality.
For most of us, menopause can be a time of uncertainty. This is especially true if you’ve never really spoken about menopause with friends or family. Some women will notice that they are already in perimenopause (the period leading up to menopause). They might be suffering from symptoms in the weeks, months or years leading up to the main event. Most of us are greatly unprepared and this leaves us with questions and concerns. Here are some of the most common worries surrounding menopause.