Brain Fog Associated With Menopause

Brain fogBrain fog associated with menopause can have many negative health effects on the body and mind. Some women suffer from such a decline in cognitive function that they experience what is referred to as “mental fog” or “brain fog.”

Women that suffer from mental fog are often irritable, experience mood swings and emotional upset, and find themselves forgetting things. Some even report being concerned that they are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading "Brain Fog Associated With Menopause"

Medical Professionals and Your Menopausal Symptoms

Menopausal SymptomsAny woman suffering from menopausal symptoms or who is about to enter the premenopausal years should seek the advice of a qualified health professional in order to discuss the various options for estrogen replacement therapy or other forms of treatment.

If you are fortunate you will be able to find a doctor who has dealt with menopausal women in the past and who is up to date on the various treatment strategies. Continue reading "Medical Professionals and Your Menopausal Symptoms"

8 Common Menopause Myths

Menopause MythsMenopause Myths include that fact that many people think that hot flashes are the first sign of menopause.

Is this true or is it a myth?

While it is true that menopause often results in hot flashes, one-fourth of all women do not experience any hot flashes as they go through menopause.

There are other menopause myths that circulate in the mainstream media and as folklore. Continue reading "8 Common Menopause Myths"

Menopause Symptoms (Checklist)

How do you know you’re in menopause?

What kinds of menopause symptoms indicate that you are entering this stage of your life?

When is the time to consider hormone replacement therapy or alternative remedies for menopausal symptoms?

These are questions many women begin to ask themselves around the age of 40-50.

Here is a checklist of menopausal symptoms that might help you identify that you are at least premenopausal and should start trying to change your lifestyle in order to better cope with menopausal signs and symptoms: Continue reading "Menopause Symptoms (Checklist)"

10 Ways Spouses Can Support Menopausal Women

Menopausal WomenMenopausal women often feel as though they are alone in their plight and as a spouse, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to help. Of course, there is! In fact, there are 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO to help the woman in your life.

During this period of their lives menopausal women often have difficulty with warm or stuffy rooms because of a miserable symptom known as hot flashes, so let her set the temperature of the thermostat in your home to allow for her maximum comfort during this very uncomfortable symptom. Continue reading "10 Ways Spouses Can Support Menopausal Women"

Menopause Related Mood Swings

Menopause Related Mood SwingsFluctuating hormones are the source of menopause related mood swings and other emotional turmoil seen in perimenopause and menopause and include severe changes in mood, feelings of sadness or tearfulness, irritability, aggressiveness, anxiety and fatigue.

Some women also experience problems concentrating, lack of motivation and increased tension. Continue reading "Menopause Related Mood Swings"