In the early 20th century, American women had a life expectancy that was just 40, which was well before the average onset of menopause. Today, most women can not only expect to reach menopause but live many years after it. Menopause can be a time of many exciting changes, but women may also experience significant and even disabling symptoms such as headaches and menopause that interfere with their quality of life and leave them feeling frustrated. While menopause is a normal, natural part of life, the symptoms can be difficult. Night sweats and insomnia can interfere with a good night’s sleep while headaches and joint pain can lead to an inactive life.
As the hormone production changes, every system in the body can be affected. Skin can become dry and easily irritated, hair can thin, eyes may feel dry or gritty, breasts can be tender and sex can become difficult or even painful. Symptoms can even be more serious and include an increased risk of heart disease and other major health problems.
Once eggs are no longer released and a woman has gone a year without a period, she is said to be in menopause. Hormones will remain at consistently low levels, but women may still experience symptoms. Menopause is a natural process, which means that many women choose a natural solution. Lifestyle changes can be extremely effective for living a healthy life after menopause, but they may not be enough. DON’T PAUSE offers women the additional support they need to enjoy a healthier life after menopause.