September has been designated as Menopause Awareness Month. According to the American Menopause Foundation (www.americanmenopause.org), more than 1,500 American women reach menopause every day.
Why is it important to have menopause awareness? Because the same thing that causes periods to stop also causes menopausal symptoms in two out of three menopausal women. The ovaries stop producing estrogen, potentially causing hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and decreased libido. Regardless of whether or not a woman has menopausal symptoms, the decrease in natural estrogen production increases a woman's risk for several conditions including heart disease, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease.
On a Lighter Note:
Midlife is when you go for a mammogram and you realize that this is the only time someone will ask you to appear topless.
In Midlife the memory starts to go. In fact the only thing most of us can retain is water
ENJOY YOUR MENOPAUSE!