This Is Why Heart Health Is Crucial During Your Menopause Transition

Menopause is not only a transition that comes with frustrating side effects like insomnia or hot flashes. The changes your body experiences during menopause may also increase your risk for severe health problems that you’ll need to watch out for as you age. One of these health risks is heart disease.

Experiencing Brain Fog: Is It Stress or Perimenopause?

Many people are familiar with that bleary “Monday-at-2 PM” feeling; you’re sluggish, your thoughts are at half-speed, your to-do list looms, and you’ve just realized you forgot to answer an important email last week. It’s tough to stay organized when you just don’t feel with it. Brain fog can be all this and more: mental fuzziness, forgetfulness, exhaustion, and lack of motivation. But where does brain fog come from - and can it be a sign of something more than just a ‘case of the Mondays’? 

Understanding Early Menopause and Its Health Risks

At some point, all women will experience the transition known as menopause. This transition typically occurs around the age of 50, although it’s normal for some women to experience it earlier or later. What’s less normal, however, is for women to experience menopause a decade (or more!) early.

How to Manage Your Menopause Sleep Disruption

Among the many symptoms women might experience as they approach menopause, one of the most difficult to cope with might be insomnia. It is common for both women entering perimenopause and who are post-menopausal to complain about sleep trouble in their middle age.

How to Manage These 4 Common Skin Changes During Menopause

Leading up to and after your last period, your body experiences a number of changes, from dips in libido to mood swings to insomnia. Most of these are caused by fluctuating and, later, reduced levels of estrogen and progesterone. Unfortunately, these hormonal changes can also have lasting effects on your skin.

Depression and Anxiety Are Normal in the Lead-Up to Menopause

As you approach the age when menopause is likely to begin, you’ll probably know of a few symptoms to watch out for. Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia—these are commonly discussed and complained about among menopausal women. But what’s not talked about as often—and what should be—is the effect this transitional period can have on your mental wellbeing.

What is Causing Your Menopause Brain Fog?

As if going through significant bodily changes isn’t stressful enough for menopausal women, another very common side effect of menopause is brain fog. Cognitive impairment at an older age can be scary. You may be wondering, “Is it an early sign of dementia? How reliable am I going to be in my day-to-day life?”

Managing Perimenopause: What Can You Anticipate in Your 40s?

One thing almost all women must come to terms with as they age is the reality of menopause: the sometimes-drastic changes their bodies endure at the end of their reproductive cycles. But what many women don’t realize is that bodily changes can start to affect them years before menopause truly begins.

Staying Healthy During Menopause

During menopause, your body undergoes a lot of changes. As estrogen levels drop, you may experience hot flashes, your mood might change dramatically and your menstrual cycle will come to a halt.