Dealing with sudden flushes of heat throughout your body, struggling to sleep or riding an emotional rollercoaster? These can be telltale signs you are entering menopause. There are 34 known menopause symptoms, which are generally caused by hormonal imbalances. While hot flashes and mood swings are undoubtedly unpleasant, there are ways to relieve symptoms and make the most of this midlife transition.
“Menopause is a natural stage of life. With the right tools and support, any woman can not only survive, but thrive during menopause,” says Elizabeth Boham, MD, an integrative medicine doctor who has made it her mission to celebrate menopause.
She notes there are two main phases of menopause: perimenopause and menopause. These phases are caused by hormonal changes throughout your life. As you age, your body starts to produce less of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which leads to menopause — and the symptoms that come with it.
Understanding common symptoms and effective treatments can go a long way to make menopause a more comfortable and positive experience. Watch this webinar on debunking common myths and getting real about menopause.