Hiding in the bathroom or the hallway for a few minutes helps.
Myth: Menopause doesn't affect your skin Unfortunately, this is not true! Because of hormone fluctuations, those changes
This is leaving them ill-prepared to handle the ways their bodies change.
Women whose diets were heavy in pasta and rice experienced menopause earlier.
Women who are entering the early stages of peri-menopause can experience hormonal imbalances and may start to notice changes in their face, skin and body.
"I felt like somebody else had taken over my brain."
Some say that after menopause their sex drive is AWOL. Others say sex is different, but with a few accommodations it's still an enjoyable and significant part of their lives. Some say menopause isn't slowing them down one bit. They're having the best sex of their lives.
Many women suffer vaginal and sexual health problems in silence as they age but few discuss it with their doctors. Despite being a society saturated in sexual images, important, helpful sex information about conditions like vaginal dryness, painful sex and low desire simply are not discussed.
What is it that holds us back? Sometimes it's something quite practical -- like the two herniated disks in my lower back -- or the fact that I've had four children and even a sneeze can result in something embarrassing. But sometimes it's not wanting to get out of our comfort zone.
A more useful framework to describe reproductive aging is the concept of the menopause transition and the various stages from early peri-menopause to late post-menopause. This framework is based on the clinical history, including bleeding pattern and symptoms. However, testing hormone levels may help to confirm the stage.