I’m sure you’ve read the articles in the press about how many working days are lost through women being off work as a result of menopause symptoms, and also how many women are struggling either because their symptoms are affecting their work or their colleagues or bosses are unsympathetic to their plight…
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Welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash. As menopause approaches, your hormones will take a roller-coaster ride, which might leave you feeling especially tired. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal.
We’re bothered by hot flashes all day and we soak the sheets sweating at night, that is, when insomnia isn’t keeping us awake instead. Eventually, we manage to function, at least somewhat, despite being tired all the time. But there’s also that other kind of fatigue that comes with menopause. The dramatic kind. It comes in waves and bowls us over both physically and mentally.
co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN
Perimenopause is the period—and associated bodily changes—leading up menopause (prefix “peri” = around). It can start as early as a woman’s late 30s or as late as her 50s.
This process varies in duration, lasting anywhere between 2 to 10 years. A common sign of perimenopause is irregular periods due to the hormonal fluctuation occurring. As your ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone, levels gradually decrease over this time, in theory; in reality, it’s more like rollercoaster of ups and downs…