I've compiled some interesting articles relating to perimenopause here for you. As always, I'd love to hear your stories and feedback. If anyone is interested in being a guest blogger, I'd love to hear from you! If you also blog about perimenopause, I am starting a blog list and would love to do a link exchange with you. Also, just a reminder that I'm on Twitter and I love our conversations there. I invite you new readers to join in.
Doctor teaches women what to do By ALEXANDRA CALDWELL Article published on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 “Perimenopause is the time when women have a diminishment in their natural hormone production,” Van Zandt said. “Your estrogen and progesterone decline, but your progesterone declines at a little bit faster rate.” Women begin to suffer any number of symptoms due to the change in hormone levels. Women can get more PMS, more premenstrual irritability, perimenopause headaches, breast tenderness, more cramps, heavier bleeding, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, forgetfulness, anxiety, palpitations, depression, achy joints, migraines, weight gain, insomnia and vaginal dryness, Van Zandt said.MORE >
Quality of Life Little Affected by Menopausal Transition Study finds only physical functioning reduced during transition Publish date: Sep 9, 2009 The menopausal transition has relatively little effect on quality of life after adjusting for menopausal symptoms, medical conditions and stress, according to a study in the September/October issue of Menopause.MORE >
Dr. Lynese Lawson Speaks to Sterling Women: Strategies to Rejuvenate Your Health and Your Career Sterling, VA (PRWEB) September 11, 2009 Dr. Lynese Lawson, founder of Proactive Wellness Centers, PLC -- a leading Anti-Aging Practice, is the featured speaker at the September 16, 2009 luncheon event for "Sterling Women," a network of business women in Northern Virginia. Most women understand that health factors which require hospitalization can negatively impact their career. For many, however, it is less obvious that the symptoms of peri-menopause, menopause and a number of other treatable conditions that women deal with daily can also have a significant adverse impact on their careers.MORE >
Menopause: Ups and Downs and Reaching Acceptance September 3, 2009 - 9:03am Menopause can be a time of liberation, when you don't have to worry about getting pregnant, and when you don't have to deal with the inconveniences and pain associated with periods. Not only are you free from that stress, but you still have the capacity to enjoy sex. Yes, our culture still derides women who have reached this stage in their reproductive lives. I believe that this is due to the fact that middle aged and older women in general continue to be scorned by a male-dominated society. It's time that these notions were permanently discarded, and replaced with an enlightened view of this stage of a woman's life, and an appreciation of the wisdom, dignity, and yes, sense of humor that accompanies this phase of her journey.MORE >