Understanding and Planning

Understanding and Planning for the Menopause

Many women say that unlike puberty and pregnancy, they never get a “talk” from their mothers, aunts or sisters about the menopause. Even though it’s a natural part of life and ageing, nobody really discusses it! What does get said can be too focused on the negative aspects of the menopause without also acknowledging the numerous solutions and strategies that are available to help you.

This guide covers:

  • Discovering the symptoms of menopause
  • Being prepared
  • Learning from others

Why is it important to learn about the menopause?

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Knowledge is power. And the more you know about the menopause, the better able you’ll be able to cope with the symptoms and side effects that come your way.

Many women don’t even realise that the frustrating and debilitating things they experience are related to their changing hormones. It’s empowering to know why these changes are happening and what you can do about them.

Books about managing diet during the menopause:

Books by medical experts:

  • The Mayo Clinic has also produced a helpful guide that is worth reviewing. It’s helpful to be able to find reliable information all in one place. Menopause: The Answers by Dr. Rosemary Leonard is an equally informative read.

Autobiographies, personal stories, and humorous books: