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Menopause: Does it Ever End?

by | Aug 20, 2023 | Moving Through Menopause Podcast, Podcasts

Navigating the Menopause Maze: The Long Game

Menopause?! The word alone can evoke a mix of emotions ranging from curiosity to trepidation. It’s a phase of life that’s often shrouded in mystery, misunderstood, and occasionally whispered about in hushed tones. But fear not, because in this Podcast, we’re diving headfirst into the intriguing world of menopause, unravelling its mysteries, and discovering that it’s not just a phase – it’s an adventure!

Menopause does it ever end? A Conversation Worth Listening To!

In this NEW podcast, I welcome back the esteemed Dr Susan Baumgaertel. Once more and we shine the spotlight firmly on Menopause, this time we tackle the long-term effect of menopause. Top tips and engaging chit-chat to guide and inspire a healthy transition up to, through and beyond Menopause.

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Checkout the highlights of our conversation:

1. The Never-Ending Story of Menopause

While we might think of menopause as a defined period, Dr Baumgaertel reminds us that it’s not a one-size-fits-all scenario. Menopause isn’t just a dot on the timeline; it’s a journey. It doesn’t necessarily have a clear-cut ending either – it’s more like a constantly evolving experience that varies from woman to woman.

2. The Mysterious Symphony of Symptoms

Ah, the notorious symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes that make you feel like you’re auditioning for a fire-breathing dragon role, night sweats that turn your sleep into a water sport, and emotional rollercoasters that leave you questioning your own sanity. But guess what? Even if you’re not experiencing these symptoms in their full glory, your body is still dancing to the menopausal tune.

3. Beyond the Basics: Unveiling the Unseen Impact

Phillipa and Dr B give us a backstage pass to the lesser-known impacts of menopause. Did you know that the changes don’t stop at the surface level? From vaginal transformations to sleep disturbances and mood swings that could rival a Shakespearean tragedy – your body is going through more than meets the eye.

4. The Age-old Question: When Does It Begin?

Menopause doesn’t care about calendars, but there is an average age when it makes its grand entrance. We share the scoop on when you can expect this life phase to knock on your door. And here’s a plot twist: while some symptoms might be short-lived, others could stick around for the long haul.

5. The Power of Speaking Up

Our dynamic duo also advocates for something that’s often overlooked – seeking help when things don’t seem right. Menopause isn’t just a rite of passage; it’s a time to prioritize your health and well-being. Whether it’s unusual symptoms or even just a nagging feeling that something’s off, don’t hesitate to have that conversation with your healthcare provider.

6. The Intimate Side of Menopause

Now, let’s talk about a topic that doesn’t get nearly enough spotlight – intimate health. We get candid about the changes that might occur in your personal pleasure department. Spoiler alert: these changes are common, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them as your new normal. The message here is clear – prioritize your intimate health just as much as you do your overall health.

7. The Long Game: Menopause’s Impact on Your Future Self

We often think of menopause as a fleeting phase, but it can have a lasting impact on your future. Dr B dishes out the details on how declining estrogen levels can affect your bones, muscles, and even your heart health. But fear not, because knowledge is power. Understanding these potential effects empowers you to take charge of your well-being and make choices that will keep your future self smiling.

8. Embracing the Change and Seizing the Opportunity

As we wrap up our conversation, let us leave you with this thought – menopause isn’t just about managing symptoms; it’s about embracing change and seizing the opportunities it brings. It’s a time of personal growth, self-discovery, and newfound experiences. So, while menopause might throw a few curveballs your way, remember that you’re equipped to hit them out of the park.

Your time to shine!

There you have it, a whirlwind tour through the mesmerising realm of menopause. From the never-ending journey to the surprising impacts, from seeking help to prioritising intimate health, and from understanding the future effects to embracing change – menopause is an adventure like no other. So, the next time you find yourself in a hot flash or pondering the mysteries of menopause, remember this conversation and approach it with a sense of empowerment, curiosity, and a touch of humour. After all, menopause isn’t just a phase; it’s your time to shine!

Sincere Thanks go to:

Dr Susan Baumgaertel

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