Did you know that September is National Menopause Awareness Month? Menopause currently affects 41 million women in the United States and 250 million worldwide. Each woman may experience menopause differently, but the root of the problem is all the same – hormonal imbalance.
Some studies are suggesting that menopausal symptoms may vary between cultural groups. For example, up to 80% of American women experience hot flashes while only 10% of Japanese women experience that symptom. This could be due to differences in lifestyles, diets, and attitudes toward aging. Experiencing these symptoms can put a negative impact on your job, family life, sex life, mental and physical states. The biggest challenge is finding the right treatment to manage these symptoms so can no longer hinder your personal life.
I was recently introduced to Gotmenopause.com, which is a new community for women are suffering from chronic menopause symptoms. They’ve compiled a considerable amount of articles that cover everything from weight gain to mood swings. They also offer forums and groups so you can discuss your experience with other women who are going through the same thing.
Cold Hands and Feet
Hair Loss or Thinning
Loss of Libido
Changes in Body Odor
Taking a glance at the list of symptoms can be a bit overwhelming for some (it was for me!), but it’s not likely that you will experience all of them. There are many good treatments out there that are available, which includes Bioidentical or “Natural” HRT, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Herbal Remedies (red clover, soy, and black cohosh), and Ammonium Succinate. Personally, I will opt for herbal remedies when that day comes for me since alternative medicine has helped me out with many things.