Ladies, if you're wondering the stages of menopause, we have perimenopause, which is the menopausal transition. "Peri" means near menopause, and it's this extended transitional state that brings you to a point in time that is called menopause, which is actually one day, which is one year or 365 days after your last period. And post menopause means after that point in time, which basically is the … [Read more...]
Is It Possible to Get Pregnant After Menopause?
Ladies, have you ever wondered if you can get pregnant after menopause? We've definitely all heard stories about women getting pregnant and carrying babies full term in their 40s, 50s, or even later. A woman's fertility starts declining in her 30s and falls sharply by the age of 40. If you're going through perimenopause, your chance of getting pregnant without fertility treatments is … [Read more...]
Sleep Changes During Menopause | Conversations with Annette & Chia Chia
Have you just slept 9 hours and you still feel tired? Annette and Chia Chia discuss fatigue and energy levels in perimenopause and menopause. You used to be an incredible sleeper. You could sleep through anything and have felt well rested when you woke up. But now, during this transitioning period, things are very different. Now on days that you sleep less, you can feel its hard to make up the … [Read more...]
The Best Menopause Skin Care Tips
Your skin changes a lot when you enter the transition of menopause. So, how can you take care of your skin during this time? The first way is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize and make sure your moisturizer is pH balanced for your skin and is also chemical free. Because a lot of the moisturizers out there contain water which means they also contain chemicals. And these chemicals are not … [Read more...]
Am I Going Through Menopause?
Hey ladies, I often get this question... "Am I going through menopause?" Well, if you're in your mid 40s, strong woman known for your stable, dependable character at work,and now you're stable routine has been interrupted by your irregular periods. And not only that, sometimes maybe your periods are flooding and sometimes your periods are dry, like a desert. One month your breasts are tender … [Read more...]
Can Menopause Cause Anxiety or Depression?
Hey ladies, if you're wondering can menopause cause anxiety or depression? Absolutely. There's so many ways that menopause and approaching menopause, perimenopause affects mood and this is all a result of your hormones changing. First of all, you can have the fluctuation in perimenopause, the ups and downs and with that is going to be your mood, so you're going to feel more stressful and … [Read more...]
How Does Your Skin Change During Menopause?
Hey ladies, what happens to your skin and hair and eyes and vagina during menopause? DRYNESS. And this is a result of the decline in the hormone estrogen. Our hormones across the board are declining. Estrogen in particular effects major systems in our body and including our skin. So estrogen also is related to the production of collagen that we know is so important for the skin. It's an … [Read more...]
What Causes Menopause Weight Gain?
Hey ladies, what are the factors that contribute to weight gain in menopause? First off, as we get older we become less active. So you want to make sure that you keep exercising. It's going to help you across the board with your hormone imbalances and fluctuations and with your mood and muscle mass and bone density. Secondly, our metabolisms tend to slow down. So in order to get your … [Read more...]
Menopause: Signs & Symptoms
What are the common signs and symptoms that you're maybe going through menopause or approaching menopause, which is the perimenopause stage? The most common sign is irregular periods, so maybe you start to have periods every three weeks, every six weeks, and not your regular cycle, and the blood flow is different. Maybe it's really intense and you're getting like a a huge flood from my … [Read more...]
Menopause Brain: Know The Facts
Hey ladies, did you know that going through menopause has a huge effect on your brain? For me personally, the number one thing I found was I struggled with my memory. Our brain is changing because as our hormone signals from the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus are trying to fire and get our ovaries to produce eggs, that signal is is actually not effective anymore because the ovaries are … [Read more...]
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