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Fatigue, Both Mental & Physical, can be caused
by Your Menopause Hormones

December 12th, 2008

For menopause sufferers, fatigue it is all too common. Some women report lying on the couch with their eyes closed unable to move for long periods of time. Or they experience mental fatigue that provides for feelings of indifference and an overall slumber from day to dusk that makes them unable to perform activities with maximum effort. Fatigue comes in many forms: loss of energy after working out, motion sickness fatigue as a result of senses mixing signals in the brain causing your ears and eyes to overwork, and more. Some women suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome and others are diagnosed with... Read More

Dry Skin – What You Can Do When Menopause Causes Itchiness

November 12th, 2008

Menopause is sometimes responsible for bouts of dry skin, particularly around the mouth, nose areas, as well as internally within the eyes. This dryness can be caused by the hormonal imbalances. During menopause, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels decline and different types of “dryness” can occur. For example, testosterone maintains the lacrimal gland which produces tears in the eyes and keeps them lubricated. Keep in mind, not only is testosterone responsible for producing tears but it is responsible for nourishing it with lubrication to aid in sight. When testosterone... Read More

Dry Skin – What You Can Do
When Menopause Causes Itchiness

September 12th, 2008

Menopause is sometimes responsible for bouts of dry skin, particularly around the mouth, nose areas, as well as internally within the eyes. This dryness can be caused by the hormonal imbalances. During menopause, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels decline and different types of “dryness” can occur. For example, testosterone maintains the lacrimal gland which produces tears in the eyes and keeps them lubricated. Keep in mind, not only is testosterone responsible for producing tears but it is responsible for nourishing it with lubrication to aid in sight. When testosterone... Read More

Depression & Menopause – Important Guidelines for Making it Through Mid-Life

August 11th, 2008

Do women going through menopause experience depression differently? “I never know if depression is what I\’m really experiencing, or if it\’s something else and how long will it last” Sara told me. \’Menopause made that process even more confusing at times.” When I heard these words from a friend of mine, I realized that unless someone ‘diagnoses\’ you as depressed, how do you really know that is what you are experiencing? Most of us have been or seen someone depressed in our lives, so we are at risk for labeling ourselves something that might not even be... Read More

Anxiety Increases During Menopause –
Find Out What Alternative Therapies Can Help

July 16th, 2008

The mid-life phenomenon known as menopause and the stresses of anxiety go hand in hand. Panic attacks, rushes of energy, burning in the chest, unusual vibrations throughout the body, and warm sensations are some of the physical effects you may feel under this condition. When menopause hits, there is a greater chance women will go through anxiety and depression. Christian Northrop talks about this phenomenon in her book, Wisdom of Menopause, where if a woman has repressed something in her life, she won\’t be able to get past menopause employing the same tactics. For example, unexpressed anger... Read More

Anger & Menopause – Find Out What 4 Supplements Can Help You be Happier

May 13th, 2008

During Peri-menopause, in the transitional period before menopause, women experience a number of emotional problems and mood swings, including anger, in addition to physical changes. According to experts, peri-menopause does not cause anger and other mood swings, but fluctuations in hormone production during peri-menopause trigger anger, depression and other mood swings that are already pre-existing. Many women, at a slightest provocation, would have waves of intense emotions, such as anger go through them. Many would be intolerant of behaviors that transgressed their own limits, and limits of... Read More

How to Accept Menopause in A Positive Way

February 15th, 2008

Menopause is yet another chance for us to see life as a blessing. Not many women say it\’s easy. What makes this mid-life transition less stressful is really how we think and feel about ourselves. It is an undeniable chance to see how much inner work we have really done so far. Most women report that it can be a deal-breaker phase of life. In other words, women going through menopause often get the feeling ‘its now of never\’. But whether you have been diligent about healing, moving on, staying open, remaining positive, or just barely keeping your head above water, for many women... Read More

The Power of Aromatherapy on Menopause

July 11th, 2007

Aromatherapy is typically associated with complementary and alternative medicine. It uses essential oils and other scented compounds from plants for the purpose of affecting a person\’s mood or health. Aromatherapy can be used to heal symptoms of physical, psychological and emotional discomfort when women move into the perimenopause and menopause years. This phase of life can represent more than half of their adult life if she lives to be 80 years old. So, we need all the menopause relief we can get! Menopause is typically defined as the time when a woman\’s menstrual cycle stops... Read More

10 Quickest Ways to Feel Joy

June 11th, 2007

You wake up feeling joyful but at some point the events of your day interfere with that blissful stream. You may find yourself feeling stranded. Where did my joy go? And more important, how do I get it back? Joy is a natural state of being. If you let yourself express the true feeling that you can find in your heart at any given moment, it is a peaceful state of bliss. It can get blocked, however, by how we are responding to the events in our day. What can you do to quickly bring yourself back into alignment when you find yourself at odds and missing your ecstatic state? Here are 10 of the... Read More

Menopause and Yeast Infections

May 15th, 2007

Caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a fungus, yeast infections are the most common of all vaginal infections. Yeast infections are not sexually transmitted and are often caused by menopause. Of all vaginal infections, yeast infections are one of the main symptoms of menopause, caused by the fluctuating hormones leading to bacteria in the vagina going out of control. Baths, excess moisture in the vagina, or damp or tight clothes may lead to yeast infections. The signs of yeast infection during menopause, as well as otherwise, are: inflammation, continued itching and irritation, pain during... Read More