Maybe your Mother never mentioned much about her experience of going through menopause. Menopause was once a far more taboo subject and certainly wasn’t discussed as widely or openly as it is now. So if you’re approaching that time in your life and looking for some advice, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five things no-one told you about menopause.
It Can Be Extremely Difficult
You might be aware of some of the more common symptoms of menopause; hot flushes, or mood swings. What many women find alarming is the intensity of those symptoms, along with a whole host of other problems caused by your depleting hormones. Some women experience up to 40 hot flushes a day, or even more! Night sweats can occur multiple times throughout the night, every single night! Vaginal dryness and low libido might start affecting your sex life. If you don’t know what to expect, these things can really come as a shock. It’s a very good idea to chat with friends or family about their experiences if they’re willing to share.
You Won’t Necessarily Have the Same Experience As Your Mother
If your Mother did share her experience of menopause with you, that’s great! But don’t fall into the trap of thinking you will have the same type of experience as her. If she started later or earlier than usual, it doesn’t mean you will be the same. Perhaps she breezed through menopause with little or no symptoms, so you think you might too. Or on the opposite side, if she had a terrible time with extreme symptoms, that might not be the case for you.
LaBalance Could Be The Answer
When women discover the power of LaBalance, many of them say the same thing. ‘I can’t believe I didn’t know about LaBalance before’ or ‘More women should know about this’. When someone has had a truly life-changing experience with the LaBalance device, they feel compelled to spread the message. Why? Because LaBalance has been the answer for over half a million women suffering in the UK alone. It’s used worldwide by women at both the perimenopause and menopause stages, as well as beyond menopause. It’s completely natural and lasts a minimum of 5 years. Proven to help up to 71% of women, with up to 24 different symptoms of menopause.
Perimenopause Can Happen Years Before You Are Technically Menopausal
Perimenopause can happen anywhere between a few years or a few months before you become officially menopause. You are classed as menopausal when you haven’t had a period for at least 12 consecutive months. Perimenopause most commonly occurs around the mid-to-late 40’s and cause the same symptoms as menopause itself.
Your Hair Might Change
Thinning hair is really common once you hit menopause. Many women are shocked to discover just how much their hair changes over those years. Hair often becomes brittle and dry due to the fluctuating hormones. There are some steps you can take to reduce the impact; use a natural shampoo that isn’t packed full of chemicals. Avoid using damaging heat products on your hair. LaBalance has also been reported to aid with menopause-related hair loss. This is one of the number one reasons women continue wearing LaBalance beyond menopause.