The kids are grown, now what?: The Ups and Downs of Menopause

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Ups and Downs of Menopause

Menopausal Me

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Estroven. The opinions and text are all mine.

I don't remember when I first started feeling the effects of menopause. I know it has been years since I felt my first hot flash. In 2007 I wrote a piece called How Menopause Helped me Save on my Heating Bills. Yes, it really has! I guess that is the upside to hot flashes. The downside would be the discomfort, the sweating, the fact that the rest of my family freezes while I run the air conditioner in 30 degree weather.
These last few months I have also started having night sweats. I wake up in the middle of the night and I am drenched in sweat. I have to get up and change into dry clothes. Once I have done that I am wide awake so add insomnia to the list of fun stuff that menopause does to your body.

Some of my friends are experiencing weight gain as part of their menopause fun. My Ulcerative Colitis has helped me keep the weight off so I am thankful for that one good thing! Hey, I will take my blessings where I can find them.

Some of my friends have gone to their doctors to request Estrogen Replacement Therapy. I worry about the side effects of all of that estrogen but it is definitely something you want to discuss with your doctor.

I know others who like to take a natural approach and use plant estrogens and herbs, that's where Estroven comes in. Estroven helps with weight managment, hot flashes and night sweats caused by menopause.

" As you enter menopause, estrogen levels in your body decrease, which is why many women unexpectedly find their weight more difficult to manage and jeans more difficult to fasten. According to Dr. Shari Brasner, “Estrogen influences energy expenditure as well as food intake, and as levels of this hormone decline, processes in the body that regulate weight also change resulting in a sudden shift in weight. Those processes affected involve insulin, leptin, ghrelin, neuropeptide Y and serotonin.”

New Estroven Weight Management is specially formulated to address the physical changes associated with menopause and to deliver on its core benefit of helping perimenopausal and menopausal women manage their weight.* That’s because it’s Synetrim® CQ ingredient - a proprietary, all-natural botanical extract of Cissus quadrangularis – is clinically-proven to balance declining serotonin levels." -Estroven Web Site

What are you waiting for? Grab and cold shower and join me on the Estroven Facebook Page and let's start managing menopause instead of menopause managing us!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Estroven. The opinions and text are all mine.


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