What is the Change of Life ?

In simple terms, menopause (often called the change of life), is a time in a woman's life when her monthly menstruation cycle stops and her body ceases it's usual monthly cycles.

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This usually also means her fertility stops and her body undergoes various hormonal fluctuations too.

The word menopause comes from "menses" which means the shedding of blood and pause. In other words, the pausing (in fact cessation) of the monthly menstrual period.

Her periods stop and her body re-adjusts itself in various ways to get ready for life in middle age onwards.

Menopause is a normal part of a woman's life and marks a significant milestone, just like the age of puberty once did. menopause difficulty

There are many articles on the website to help you understand this change in your life and to help you smoothly through this important transition.

There is a lot of useful information that can really help you get through menopause, with less upsets and less discomfort.

A lot of it is common sense. Some is more unorthodox. But in all cases it can help if it is applied.

There are also a lot of misconceptions and false information about menopause. Some of it can seem confusing and often there are vested interests who want you to believe certain things for some reason.

The first thing to realise if you don't already is that menopause is a natural process. It is part of a womans life.

Yes, it can occur at different times for different women, but that is nature for you.

However, what you can do is to help yourself through menopause as easily as possible. And, if you feel like it, share your ideas, wins and losses with others. Just a simple idea shared with another with the best of intentions, can really help another persons life.

You may find certain things you disagree with. Well ok. You are perfectly entitled to your opinion. It is what helps make the world go round. We are all individuals and all have our own circumstances and situations.

But your help will be appreciated by others and we hope you become an active member of the forum and help other women in a similar position to yourself.

Good luck!!!

(Over to the side, you will see a list of articles in alphabetical order that you can read):

How important is your diet during menopause?

During the change of life, there are a lot of things you can do to help your body.

Diet during menopauseOne of the most important things you can do is to make sure you eat a sensible, healthy diet. By doing this, you will help your body through the transition phase of menopause.

There are many healthy things you can do, such as increasing the amounts of fruit, vegetables and superfoods that you eat.

Some Useful Herbs

Many women search for help regarding menopause. This can be before menopause starts, during menopause and after menopause.

A high proportion of women prefer a natural approach if possible and there are a number of herbs which have been shown to help women at this time. These include:

  • Black Cohosh
  • Dong Quai
  • Chasteberry
  • Sage
  • Red Raspberry

There are quite a few others, but these are the most popular ones. There are some articles about herbs and these ones in particular, which you may find helpful. Do a search or follow the various links. Information about natural remedies will increase as we are finding this is very much a wanted section from our readers.