What is menopause? (And what is perimenopause?)
No two women experience menopause or perimenopause the same. Menopause occurs because of the winding-down of the female cycle, as the hormonal system moves from its reproductive function to "maintenance" for the rest of your life.
Think of your life in phases: you start with infancy, move onto childhood, and then reach puberty. At this point, your hormones start raging, your body feels like it doesn't belong to you, and your moods may abruptly swing from silly to dejected. So years later, if you're experiencing menopausal symptoms, it may certainly seem like you've been there before! However, the years surrounding menopause can be a time to define your own experiences and take control.
Learn more about the various stages of menopause from perimenopause to post menopause.READ MORE
Life is a journey, and every course has its twists and turns. Some can be disorienting, maybe a little unsettling. On a woman’s journey through life, menopause can feel like a strange detour.READ MORE
Sleep disruption is a common symptom of menopause. In addition to changes in your sleep patterns, hormonal fluctuations can lead to night sweats, just as they can lead to hot flashes during the day.READ MORE