First Signs of Menopause

A woman might experience menopause symptoms for years before she is actually “in menopause”, which is when she has not had a menstrual period for a full year. The signs of menopause vary from woman to woman. Some women only experience mild symptoms of menopause and are not particularly bothered by them. Other women seem to have…

How to Prevent Depression during Menopause

How to Prevent Depression during Menopause Depression during menopause can be prevented before it has even begun. Menopause is going to happen: like it or not, you cannot change that fact. What you can control, however, is how much it is going to affect your life. More than 70% of women will suffer from signs…

Concentration problems during menopause

Common Characteristics of Difficulty Concentrating • Lost train of thought • Disorientation • Fuzzy thinking • Forgetfulness • Inability to concentrate for long periods of time • Inability to focus on complex tasks Causes While a number of factors may play a role in the incidence of difficulty concentrating, for women undergoing the menopausal transition…

Loss of libido during Menopause

Loss of libido can be one of the most difficult symptoms of menopause to manage, often because a woman might not understand how and why she has lost the desire to be physically intimate with her partner. It is important to recognize that loss of libido during menopause is common, affecting as many as 20…

Hair loss during menopause!!

You may not realize that imbalances between estrogen and testosterone can cause thinning hair. Many women start to notice clumps of hair in their shower drains during menopause or perimenopause.  Causes of Hair Loss Hair loss during menopause is usually a direct result of fluctuating hormone levels. Two main hormones are involved in hair growth:…

Fatigue – One of the symptoms of menopause

One of the symptoms of menopause that affect the majority of menopausal women is fatigue. Menopause fatigue is a catch 22 situation, because the lack of estrogen or progesterone leads to other menopausal symptoms, like night sweats and insomnia, which take a toll on your body and result in a sometimes chronic lack of sleep. This then translates itself…

Sleep difficulties during menopause

You may toss and turn restlessly as you try to sleep or wake up regularly in the middle of the night. Insomnia (sleep disorder), is a symptom of perimenopause and menopause and it is caused by a decline in estrogen and progesterone levels.  How a decline in estrogen affects sleep Slows down the intake and…

Menopause Night Sweats

Many women in their 40s and 50s develop night sweats, which often begin before the actual cessation of the menstrual cycle. One study found that approximately 19% of women aged 40 to 55 who still had regular periods experienced night sweats. Most women begin to develop symptoms three to ten years before actual menopause, during the span…

Tips for Managing Hair Loss during Menopause

Because menopause is a time when hormonal changes are occurring in the body, it is not uncommon for menopausal women to experience several symptoms. Hair loss, though typically associated with middle-aged men, has been reported in up to 13 per cent of women before menopause, and as much as 75 per cent over the age…

Menopause: 10 weight loss myths that won’t help you

You’ve noticed a little weight gain here and there; it’s normal during menopause. With good intentions, you set out to reduce your calorie intake with a sensible diet. Before you begin, though, there are some menopausal weight loss urban legends you should discard. 1.    All fat is bad. You’ve got the right idea; you just need to…