Menopause: Are You in It?
Perimenopause = Periods become irregular, other symptoms begin to occur.
Menopause = 12-month anniversary of your last period.
Post-menopause = Periods have ceased, symptoms fade.
- Irregular bleeding
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness/discomfort
- Decreased libido
- Breast tenderness
- Thinning hair/dry skin
- Mood changes
- Difficulty concentrating
Menopause’s Peri-to-Post Transition: An Optimal Experience
Take action to add life to these years, and possibly years to your life.
Get a thorough medical work up. Changes in your thyroid, pancreas or adrenal glands can contribute to symptoms attributed to menopause.
Embrace lifestyle changes. Boosting nutrition and exercise can ease menopausal symptoms.
Ask about hormone replacement therapy. It’s safe and effective at reducing symptoms like hot flashes, and it protects against bone loss and heart disease.
Speak up. Zapped energy or libido? Talk to your gynecologist about solutions. You can feel better.
Life on the Other Side
“There is no greater power in the world than the zest of a postmenopausal woman,” noted anthropologist Margaret Mead.
Rather than an ending, many women find post-menopause a new beginning marked by increased energy, creativity and libido.
Call it zest, zeal or zing, women are seizing this stage of life with delight.