Welcome To Menopause

January 25, 2012

Welcome to Menopause

Hang on for the ride of your life! You thought life up to this point was challenging. Now you've entered the coveted place of "wise woman" - even if you don't feel like it. Entering menopause is like landing on a different planet. Everything seems to change, especially your body, oh yes, and your moods.

Menopause is a part of a woman's life and there is no escaping it. It may come early, after a hysterectomy perhaps, or it may not show up in full bloom until you're in your 50s. Most of us enter this place unprepared, even though symptoms probably started showing up when we were in our 40s. It's called perimenopause and it gives us a sneak preview into what's ahead. Why weren't we paying attention when we were younger? In this section of our site you will be able to learn about the various symptoms and surprises that come along with menopause. You will also be able to glean valuable information on how to control certain symptoms and treat others. Learn how exercise positively affects menopausal symptoms and give yourself permission to laugh out loud about forgetfulness. One thing for sure, you'll need a sense of humor to get through this.

Menopause Symptoms - You're Not Sick

Menopause isn't a medical illness, it's a natural biological process and like all natural things, it takes time to get from the beginning through to the end. You may be experiencing some symptoms for a long time (by that we mean years). Wonky hormones and emotional outbursts come with it. Don't worry, it will eventually settle down, but it's going to take time. You might as well find the best ways to make it enjoyable and easy on yourself.

The symptoms of menopause tend to vary with each woman. We're all different and we all experience things differently. However, there are some things that seem to come with the territory. Hot flashes, a little fluffiness around the middle, mood swings and sleeplessness tends to hit every household that has a menopausal woman in it. The good news is that these symptoms can be controlled and you may not need drugs to do it. Often diet, exercise and some herbs will do the trick. These days you can get a little suppository to deal with vaginal dryness that does the trick, treating the local issue without having to take hormone replacements.

Menopause Treatments -  Natural or HRT?

Some women are frightened by the drastic mood changes and sudden loss of control over their weight. These things can certainly be disconcerting, but they're not terminal. There are ways to cope and deal with them that will help you feel better about yourself and where you are in life at this stage. However, some women just can't seem to find their way out of the stresses that can come with menopause. Learn about the various methods of treatment available to help make this time at least bearable, if not perfect. You may not need a full course of HRT to overcome the symptoms, or you may opt for it. You'll learn coping strategies and what works best for you. Bioidentical hormone therapy is one of the best ways to address menopause symptoms without drugs - it is tailored to your specific body's needs and it works!

Women (and Life) After Menopause

In this section you will find out that there is life after menopause, and Baby, it's the good life. No more menstruation, no more worrying about a getting pregnant, the kids are grown and gone and it's just you and your special person. This is the time of life where you get to do exactly what you want to do when you want to do it. Life can be very, very good at this point. You don't want to miss it.

Find out how you can optimize your health without sacrificing enjoyment. There are many natural options available to help you over some of the residual issues. You will enjoy sex again and you won't be an unpredictable bundle of emotions forever. Our section on life after menopause will give you some great information and help you to cope with the changes you've experienced and will experience.

So, hang on and get ready to experience the time of your life. Welcome to Menopause.

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