DrupalWomenQ-#7632

the men-o-pause – why doesnt it come with a manual? it does make you pause; because you do not have the energy to do anything else but pause… nobody told me what to expect…. so here I am battling with my weight/skin/sleep…. cannot stand anything with the word “soya” attached…..help….

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  1. Randy@TheConsciousplate.com wrote on :

    Hi:
    Here is a link to a free webinar that I will be hosting about how to go through menapause naturally and vibrantly http://conta.cc/Randy1129. I will be interviewing a Holistic Nutrition and Health Coach, Margie King, who is an expert on this topic. I hope that you find it helpful.

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  2. Julia Ray wrote on :

    I’ve tried Iodine supplements with Vit B..Iodine Plus – 2….it’s not for everyone…but it’s really helped with my energy levels and am losing a bit of my weight gain…at the same time..I have a thyroid condition too..so checked with my GP first and got the nod….you can just buy these online..and please check with your GP first too…I am just saying what’s helped me…I also use an natural hormone cream from Wellsprings…twice daily…I suggest you do a bit of research online too….take your time …as everyone is different…sometimes these things are hit and miss…but you can only try these things and find what’s best for you..good luck!

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  3. zipporahs wrote on :

    I recently went through testing with BodyLogicMD to find out exactly what I was lacking. It is only 2 weeks later and I’m already beginning to feel better. I can fall asleep, I have more energy during the day, and I’m no longer suffering with the affects of monopause. Oh & I’ve been dieting, and for the first time in years, I am actually losing weight. Before this I would lose a lb. a month, and I just hit the 11 lbs. lost mark. Check to see if you have a BodyLogicMD nearby – http://www.bodylogicmd.com as they deal ONLY with hormone imbalance and nothing else (specialists).

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  4. Danielle Kramer wrote on :

    Menopause is not a medical condition, although some are more sensitive to the lack of hormones, particularly estrogen. In definition, menopause is a retrospective diagnosis made after the absence of menses for 12 months. In women undergoing hysterectomy with bilateral ovaries removed this causes immediate menopause. It is important to discuss symptoms of sleep disturbance, vaginal dryness, and weight concerns with a women’s health specialist. In addition the NAMS (National American Menopause Society) is an excellent resource to empower yourself about the menopause transition or even find a trained menopause practioner. I wrote my book, the Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause, as a manual for what you are going through. It’s very affordable and I think it could help explain some of the symptoms you are experiencing. http://store.kaptest.com/catalog/templates/product.jhtml?PRODID=kprod9781427799708&rcid=T00330000 This article is created in partnership with Speaking of Women’s Health, a national women’s health education program from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Specialized Women’s Health. Subscribe today to Speaking of Women’s Health e-newsletter to receive more health articles, recipes, quizzes and more in your Inbox monthly at http://www.fathompbm.com/SpeakingofWomensHealth/SWH-FOF.html

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  5. Staness Jonekos wrote on :

    We are all different. Most of us need to change how we eat and add exercise, then we have to figure out how to manage menopause symptoms. I like to think of menopause as: ME-No-Pause.

    Eating lean proteins and low to medium glycemic carbs plus 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week can help manage weight. Managing symptoms is highly individualized. For moderate symptoms, often lifestyle changes will do the trick. For moderate symptoms non-hormonal options may work, like Remifemin (standardized black co-hosh). For moderate to severe symptoms, discuss hormone therapy with your doctor. If you are a good candidate there are a number of HT products available. If you need a certified menopause clinician in your area, click here: http://www.menopause.org/findclinician.aspx

    You are not alone. With a few lifestyle changes and symptom management, feeling like yourself again is a reality. Hope this helps, and remember we are all different – your personal preferences, family and personal medical history are all factors in managing your symptoms.

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  6. CatEbeling wrote on :

    I had to get help in the form of bioidentical hormones. They are far safer than conventional hormones and work great. Progesterone really helped me the most! I can sleep, no more anxiety and depression, no more irritibility. The testosterone and estrogen combination also have helped. No battling with my weight. I have energy and strength and now race my bicycle and am doing well. You may want to check it out. I also would suggest really getting your diet in order. Eliminate processed foods–anything in a package and avoid grains and sugar.
    Take care!

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  7. Nancy Ortiz wrote on :

    Have you discussed with your GYN? Are you overweight – losing weight can help. Do you exercise DAILY – that will help. Be careful of bio-identical hormones – they are still hormones and are not regulated. They still carry the same risks as FDA approved hormones so don’t be fooled.

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    • jaybee56 wrote on :

      Hello: well here in the UK you get referred to a Gynae Dr but our general practice doctors are pretty clued up: especially my lovely female dr. Yes I run/lift weights and watch my diet. bio-identicals are readily available over here as they are in the USA but I think we are beginning to wake up to the idea: but I appreciate they are not necessarily the way forward for me. Many thanks. Jill

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  8. zipporahs wrote on :

    Right now I’m using over the counter bioidentical hormones to combat the effects that menopause has pounded me with. I’ve got an appointment coming with a BodyLogic doctor for hormone testing. I’ll let you know if/how it makes a difference.

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    • jaybee56 wrote on :

      yes please: I would be very interested. Many thanks. Jill

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