Are You Going Into Early Menopause?

We all know menopause is going to hit us. But, when exactly will it hit us? To fully understand when menopause may hit us we first need to understand the three stages of menopause. The Three Stages of Menopause Perimenopause or “menopause transition.” Perimenopause can begin 8 to 10 years before menopause, when the ovaries…

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What is a Hot Flash?

I have been cold for most of my life (and I’m talking physically, not metaphorically). I am always the one with a sweater on, even in the dead of summer. I am the last one to turn on a fan when working out, and I once wore a scarf – in Mexico. I am probably…

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Testing Positive for Menopause

I just recently came face-to-face with getting older and I didn’t like it one bit. With every passing birthday I was aware that I was getting older; I just never felt or thought that I was. I mean, getting old was what happened to other people, like my husband and my sisters for example. Of…

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Mastering Menopause

We cannot pretend menopause is not going to happen. We cannot wish it away, or hope that it won’t happen to us. We also cannot think that it won’t affect us. It will, and it will affect those around us too. So, instead of putting out the fires and the hot flashes as they happen, let’s start…

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