Like most big challenging changes in life, a supportive partner, family member or friend can make all the difference to your experience and the way in which you deal with something. Menopause is no different, but having a strong support system in place is not something we immediately associate with menopause. Why is this? Possibly because going through the change is natural and inevitable, it’s an expected part of life and often we simply don’t anticipate the fact that we might need support.
Menopause can be a difficult and confusing time for many women. It’s certainly not helped by all the myths that seem to get thrown around, so today we wanted to debunk some of the most common menopause myths we’ve heard women talking about.
A hysterectomy is the removal of the womb in a female. Once the womb has been removed you are no longer able to conceive, your periods will of course stop immediately following a hysterectomy no matter how old you are. A surgical procedure is involved to remove the womb, most hysterectomies are carried out in women aged 40-50, but you can have a hysterectomy earlier or later than this, depending on requirements.
A oophorectomy removes the womb as well as both ovaries, this causes your body to go into immediate menopause.
This month we held a Facebook competition and invited all our wonderful LadyCare customers to leave their stories on our Facebook page, with the chance of winning a hotel stay for two in London. We were completely overwhelmed with all the amazing entries we received. Reading the stories and chatting with some of you, it was wonderful to see how many of you felt like LadyCare had really changed your lives, or made a huge difference in your life during menopause.
For many women, menopause can be an extremely stressful time. Coping with the effects of hormonal changes as well as other menopausal symptoms such as lack of sleep, can result in anxiety and depression.
Add to this the fact that menopause is often accompanied by other lifestyle changes, such as empty nest syndrome or caring for elderly parents, and it’s not surprising many women find their symptoms worsened by additional external stress.
“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old,
you grow old because you stop laughing.”
For many women, menopause with its myriad of debilitating symptoms is not a laughing matter. But there’s a growing body of medical evidence to support comedian George Burns’s theory that laughter is the best “youth serum” there is.
When a woman goes through the menopause it’s an ideal time to make sure we are looking after our bodies in the best possible way. Menopause opens us up to so many potential health issues, it’s vital to stay in the best state of health possible.
Every woman will go through menopause at some point, but not everyone will have the same experience. Some women will suffer more than others and sometimes that can be at the extreme end of the spectrum. The question is, why does this happen? If you seem to be suffering more than your friends, you probably want to know if there is a reason, and if there is anything you can do to prevent it.
Menopause can be a frustrating and misunderstood time, not only for ourselves, but also for the people around us. Thankfully menopause is becoming less ‘taboo’ and much more openly discussed, but despite this, there are still some things our Mothers just never told us, and we certainly wished they had. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about Menopause.