What is the menopause?

In their lifetime, 100% of women will have the privilege of going through the pre-menopausal, menopausal and post-menopausal period. That is no big news to you I am sure.  But how to manage the symptoms of menopause?

Seventy percent of them will experience normal menopause symptoms, more or less pronounced, a few hot flashes at night, a little irritability, sleep disorders more or less severe, depressed mood, physical and emotional exhaustion, joint and muscle pain, urinary tract symptoms and vaginal dryness, and so on. Following recommendations from their doctor; they will turn to Hormonal Therapy or other form of medication to try to alleviate these uncomfortable menopausal symptoms.

Twenty percent of them will have an asymptomatic “gift menopause”.  The other 10%, on the contrary, will experience several years when their quality of life will be close to non-existent.

Life expectancy is increasing and quality of life is becoming an important health factor in an aging population. The age of onset of menopause remaining unchanged, each woman spends more than a third of her life in a state of hormonal deficiency. The functional manifestations associated with this deficiency significantly alter the quality of life of women during a period of hormonal change such as menopause – here I add, the quality of life of their spouse, their friends, their children, their work colleagues, etc. It is therefore important to take charge of this particular stage of a woman’s life, to relieve her from symptoms of estrogen deficiency so that she can fully enjoy this new time in her life.

Are women abandoned by their professionals?

I have noticed that considering that the majority of them are misinformed, they have no one to turn to and have many, many questions that remain unanswered. When visiting the doctor, they feel rushed; this fact is even confirmed by a ObGyn friend of mine. Do you feel abandoned?

The list of menopause symptoms

Is there a clear list of symptoms that confirm the beginning or the end of this period of change? Should we rely solely on the blood tests to determine if we are in a period of change? Who should have the absolute truth of our state of our hormonal imbalance? From personal experience, I can tell you that according to my blood tests I was not in the menopausal period … but I assure you that my symptoms said quite the opposite. So ? What do we do in those moments? We wisely wait for the Dr. to tell us: Yes ma’am I confirm that you have entered the pre-menopause state -Bravo! I won the loterie! Ok so it’s been 2-3 years since I have symptoms but now I’m going to do something. Why wait?

Three categories of symptoms of menopause

I could almost categorize the symptoms, I make 3 categories: psychological, morphological and metabolic.

Physiological symptoms of menopause

Anxiety, lack of concentration, self-esteem, exhaustion, chronic fatigue.

But how is it possible that a woman “in control” (a term to be taken lightly because we are never in complete control) suddenly becomes a person who doubts herself? A person who has experience, knowledge, etc. no longer feel capable of assuming professional responsibilities as well as just a few months ago? The period of pre-menopause unfortunately often corresponds to the peak of the professional career of women. Late Forty, the early 50s, the moment when all the elements are in place for it to be hyper-productive and bring back the most money possible (that it was finally remunerated at its fair value – we do not go into the details of equality wages here please) and BANG! We sleep more, we are confused, we forget things, etc. etc. etc. What to do now? we link certain symptoms? If so, logically we could say that by “treating”, by attenuating, by treating ONE symptom and perhaps even several symptoms would also be mitigated?

According to you, is there a link between this quisuit? Nocturnal heat = lack of sleep = exhaustion = lack of concentration = chronic fatigue = lack of patience = anxiety = self-esteem?

Symptoms Morphological of menopause

Support of weight, texture of the skin, water retention, decrease in muscle mass, weakening of the bone structure.

Metabolic Symptoms of Menopause

Constipation, Chronic Inflammation, Water Retention, Slower Digestion

The Action Plan to Manage the Symptoms of Menopause

In the life of woman: child, family, career in the late 40 some would be at the peak of our career and it is at this time that the menopause comes to disturb everything! According to a study (Kaskzin- Bettag et al, Alternative Therapies 2009: 15: 24-34) ERr 731 versus placebo, the results demonstrated on the Menopausal Symptom Scale (MRS) show an improvement of more than 14 points (from 28 to 12 ) when clients use ERr 731 as recommended by their professional. So 50% of the symptoms would be greatly reduced and even disappeared … Isn’t that what you want? It is important to note that lifestyle also contribute to the intensity of menopausal symptoms. The identification of triggers and their management is an integral part of managing this period for all women. A detailed plan of action may be provided to the client following the collection of data and the interpretation of the results. Finally, menopause has an impact on the quality of life of the client, her spouse, her children, co – workers, etc.  It is essential to ensure that this period of women’s lives is taken care of quickly and efficiently. Contact me to set up an action plan!