Menopause – A whole new beginning in life

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause

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Our latest survey on 1100 women shows a staggering 96% are unprepared for menopause and well over two-thirds reporting it came as an almighty shock. Under 12% of them are even bothering to consult their doctor as they are not confident they will get constructive advice that includes anything other than drugs or hormones, and 71% said they have been desperately seeking solutions online. I feel intensely frustrated that women are largely left to their own devices to cope with hormonal issues throughout their lives; and this is particularly true for women approaching midlife and beyond. There is so much workable science published, I truly believe it’s bordering on criminal that women do not receive scientifically based information which will effectively address their multiple menopause symptoms including anything from very scary brain fog, melting hot flushes, seriously disturbed sleep due to nights sweats, aches and pains making them feel 90 … Read More

Feeling suicidal at midlife?

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause, Menopause Symptoms

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Very sadly I routinely encounter women who are feeling suicidal at the time of their menopause.  They are at their wit’s end, past the point of seeing any positive future for themselves.  It breaks my heart to see them suffering needlessly, going without the help that could help them reclaim their wellbeing and put hope back in their hearts. Kate Spade, like so many other women in their fifties, was experiencing depression which has a devastating effect on self- esteem as well as relationships. The fact that such a talented and successful women would be in the mindset to hang herself makes me feel beyond angry when I know so well that women can so often overcome depression within a matter of a few months, without taking drugs or hormones, and get back to having fulfilling loving relationships.  But instead, she was left to suffer, getting to the darkest place … Read More

Shape Up For Summer Week 2: The Importance Of Exercise During Menopause

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It’s week two of my Summer series and I want to talk to you about the importance of exercise during the menopause. In Winter we don’t always think about exercise or what we look like underneath our clothes, but in the Summer it’s a different story.  We all know it can be hard to find the motivation to exercise, BUT it’s very important to build up fitness for our wellbeing. The good news is there are many different ways you can exercise that doesn’t involve going to the gym or to a class, although they are of course both very good forms of exercise. For example, there are lots of classes on YouTube to follow which mean you can do exercise from your home. Try putting on your favourite music and stretching and dancing so you get your heart rate going. Exercise is very good for you as gets your … Read More

The Mental Symptoms Of Menopause

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Going through menopause  you will experience all types of symptoms and I like to break down menopausal symptoms into two categories: Recently, I discussed the physical symptoms of menopause (if you missed it, you can read it here). So as promised, in this week’s ‘Weekly Wisdom’ I’m focusing on the mental symptoms of menopause. Irritability and feelings of sadness are the most common mental symptoms of menopause. Often, they can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as a good diet and learning ways to relax and reduce stress.Here are just a few of the mental symptoms women can experience during the menopause: If you are feeling irritable and sad, there is a good chance it could be related to menopause, however, if you’re worried about how you’re feeling you should go and see your local GP. Tell your doctor how you are feeling, so he or she can rule out … Read More