I’ve was recently the guest expert on the Me Time Midlife Podcast, “Are your Menopause Symptoms Normal?”.
Here’s an overview and a link to the full podcast.
I started looking into the cause of my mood swings when I was in my 40s because my older son asked me to do something about them. Even though I’m a healthcare professional (a pharmacist), I wasn’t aware of many of the possible symptoms of perimenopause.
I believe most women aren’t either. I decided to learn more about this natural but sometimes challenging phase of a woman’s life. I became a menopause practitioner (NCMP), certified by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and I founded MenopausED to help women navigate the change.
In the Me Time Midlife Podcast, episode #127, “Are your Menopause Symptoms Normal?”, I talk about:
The stages of menopause:
perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause
Different physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms.
80% of women experience during the menopause stages – like hot flashes, weight gain, shape change, aches and pains, headaches, painful breasts, fatigue, vaginal dryness, sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infections, memory and concentration difficulties, irritability, tearfulness, sleep issues, panic attacks, lack of control, low self-esteem, tension, worry, anxiety, and others.
What you can do to alleviate symptoms and challenges?
Start by implementing the four fundamentals of a healthy life (healthy food, physical activity, sleep, and be aware of your thoughts). Become aware of what your body is going through, get educated about the menopause transition, and reach out if you need support. There’s help. I can help you! Women who feel supported during the menopause transition experience fewer challenges.
Connect with other women going through similar experiences.
You are not alone, you are not the only one feeling this way. There are other women out there sharing their journeys and their experiences. Become a member of the WHIM (Women’s Health In Midlife) Network and put yourself first and celebrate your journey with our growing community. As a WHIM Network member you’ll also receive curated, science-based information and relevant, up-to-date advice to improve your quality of life, work, and relationships (menopause doesn’t affect you only but also those around you!). And you’ll learn how to become your own health advocate.
Take stock of the life-affirming changes you’re going through in midlife and aim for an amazingly rich and fulfilling third stage.
Listen to the Me Time Midlife Podcast, episode #127, “Are your Menopause Symptoms Normal?” with me, Guest Expert Teresa Isabel Dias, here.
Teresa Isabel Dias is a pharmacist and a menopause practitioner (NCMP) certified by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), she lives in Toronto but all her services are available online – one-on-one consultations, live workshops, and webinars. Sign up for her free biweekly MenopausED Newsletter to learn more about menopause and women’s health.
Would you like to become a member of my WHIM (Women’s Health In Midlife) Network?
The purpose of the WHIM (Women’s Health In Midlife) Network is to educate women about their health and wellbeing, the life-affirming changes of midlife, and healthy aging. It’s the culmination of my 20+ years of experience working in women’s health with a focus on menopause.
I help women cut through the clutter, the myths, and the folklore. By providing truthful, trusted advice, I educate women and equip them to be their own health advocates.
Come put yourself first and celebrate your journey with our growing community. Sign up here.
Sign-up for the FREE biweekly MenopausED Newsletter here.