It’s way past time to take the taboo out of menopause once and for all.
A recent research study commissioned by the British Menopause Society reports an unsettling statistic: Half Of Women Too Embarrassed To Speak To Doctor About Menopause which is preventing way too many women from asking their medical practitioners for advice on lifestyle challenges and changes as well as preventive actions they can implement to help ease their symptoms and improve their overall health and wellness before, during, and after menopause.
With that in mind, we have rounded up five articles that are focused on how menopause can interact with other health issues that are not normally associated with menopause:
- While they are different conditions, there is a connection between menopause and hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism vs. Menopause: Differences In Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment from Bel Marra Health explains the effects each can have on each other.
- In addition to bladder weakness and overactivity along with prolapse and vaginal dryness, NetDoctor's 5 Ways The Menopause Affects Your Bladder points out common bladder issues related to menopause and what you can do to reduce the effects.
- Research has shown that hormones play a role in your heart health. As women experiences a drop in estrogen it increases heart disease risk in older women. Why Your Heart Needs Extra Love After Menopause from Cleveland Clinic's HealthEssentials explains estrogen has a positive effect on your cholesterol level and blood pressure which are both beneficial when it comes to heart disease.
- A recent Journal of Clinical Investigation study suggests that probiotic bacteria may be considered as an inexpensive post-menopausal osteoporosis treatment. My Menopause Journey’s Probiotics and Its Positive Effects for Menopause provides additional insight into probiotics and the effects they can have on your menopause symptoms.
- Estrogen and progesterone hormones affect the way your cells respond to insulin which means a diabetic women dealing with menopause now has two major issues involving the endocrine system. Examiner's Managing Menopause and Diabetes? Here's What To Expect reviews what you need to know and what you can do about it.
We at Very Private want to help open up the discussion on menopause so all women are comfortable and at ease talking about their symptoms, concerns, and management freely. The pervading misconceptions of menopause is continuing to do harm to the comfort level we all should have when discussing a natural occurrence. Being well-informed and taking the control we can of an uncontrollable aspect of aging is long overdue. We welcome comments and questions on our blog and social profiles so let’s get the dialog started. Together we can make a difference!