Menopause is a physiological process that will affect every woman at some stage of their lives.
I am determined to improve women’s knowledge in this area as I feel that there is lot of misinformation in the public domain.
This blog will dispel many ‘menopause myths’ and help women make important decisions about their health based on medical facts.
5 Steps of Menopause
The vast majority of women start menopause with a wait and see attitude. While this might seem like a sensible approach it makes far more sense to make yourself aware of the physiological process as a first step. Not only will this knowledge empower you to make the right decisions for health but it can also have an impact on your entire quality of life. Conversely, doing nothing can have a serious adverse effect on your health.
Symptoms vary from woman to woman. We are all individuals with different bodies and will therefore have different physiological issues. An individual assessment is essential to assess how the menopause is affecting you. Comparing notes with other women is not always helpful.
There are changes in your body that will not give you any immediate symptoms and you will not be aware of them for some time. Understanding them is essential to help you make the right decision for treatment as they could be more important for you then the classical symptoms.
Consider the scientific evidence behind what is being offered to you by way of menopause treatment. Menopause treatments have, unfortunately, become commercialized in recent years. Ask yourself:
- Who is giving me this advice?
- What are their qualifications and experience?
- What is their commercial motivation?
- Is the treatment being offered helpful for anything specific?
If in doubt you should seek a second opinion. Remember, just because a treatment is good and natural it does not mean is for you.