already through menopause, but this was interesting
5/31/2013 12:50:23 PM
I think you left out a fourth component especially important to one who is aging - balancing exercises. Broken bones are often the result of losing one's balance. Overall an informative article. Thanks.
5/30/2013 8:19:56 AM
My lovely friend the writer Louise Miller recently chronicled her experience of the onset of menopause. It was so funny and life affirming that I had to share it with others!
I have found that losing weight is the hardest thing to do when you are in menopause. I have to eat around a 1000 calories instead of 1200 that is recommended for weight loss. The most important thing is exercise though. Walking takes it off...
Good article, thanks. but as said before "one size does not fit all" so to speak. I was lucky enough to have fewer hot flashes and night sweats than most it seems and no HRT for me,even the ob/gyn Dr. i have does not recomend it for his patients as he said "if you insist i will give it" I did not insist, I do not like meds.
6/12/2012 1:01:50 PM
I have been dealing with Menopause for 4 years, in the last year I have gained 20 lbs around the mid-section; and the hot flashed are crazy; as well as night sweats.And I think I am losing my hair.
I see an TCM doctor once a week for acupuncture and cupping, which has helped but no weight loss or reduction of hot flashes. I am going to my OB/GYN tomorrow to try some form of HRT
Perhaps thismight not be a cure all, but it is a definite help against bone loss and weight gain. Miracle no, but non age related good sense and healthy. By the way, several years ago, it was noted that I had osteopena but this year with excercise was told that my bone structure is good. Yay for excercise! Again, good solid advice, whether or not it completely alleviates the menopause symptoms.
This could not have come at a better time for me! My first appointment with a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in menopause is tomorrow. So hot all the time but would rather exercise than take hormones if possible. Plus I needed the push to exercise!
This is the best bit of motivation for me. I'm hopeful that if I commit to exercise the way many experts advocate that I'll reap these particular benefits. Yay exercise!
9/21/2011 10:40:53 AM
I really beleive this is true for me! : ) I am 47 and have been in peri-men. for years already. I have chronic back problems and have had 5 back surgeries. A year ago I started walking, and watching what I eat, and have lost 30 pounds and dropped 3 sizes! I feel so much better! My back pain is very minimal and have cut back my prescription pain medicine to a minimum. The hot flashes and night sweats have decreased, as well as the fatigue and weakness issues. I still have those symtoms, but I feel better now than I have in many, many years! : )
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