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Hit the 40s? Watch out for peri menopause symptoms

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Hit the 40s? Watch out for peri menopause symptoms From The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka, Sunday October 18, 2009 By Dr. Melanie Amarasooriya It is the time in life when mothers are at their busiest. With the enormous responsibilities they hold in raising a family, working and running a home, often their health is not given enough attention. The slightly changing physiological processes are often passed off as ‘normal at 40’. Unfortunately, this is the time that a number of...

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The Wisdom of Menopause

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THE WISDOM OF MENOPAUSE by Dr. Northrup I loooove this book and highly recommend it to everyone. Dr. Northrup has several books out on women’s health. I admit I have almost all of them. I find them to be very inclusive. Always offering emotional as well as medical advice. This book tackles the perimenopausal stage and is worth a read. Here’s the blurb about it: New York Times Best Seller for more than 15 weeks…Over 1 million copies sold in 15 languages. In...

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Even Oprah went through it!

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This morning I got an email from my friend. She told me that Oprah had talked about Perimenopause on her show. Apparently, like me, she realized that this is something important for women 35 and up. Here is a bit of info from Oprah’s website. She talked about Perimenopause hitting her years ago and describes how she realized what was happening to her. Oprah’s Own Story My body sent me its first wake-up call more than a year ago, on an evening I’ll never...

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I can’t flippin sleep anymore

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One of the annoying side effects of my perimenopause is that I wake up at night now. I used to sleep for a good 8 hours or so… and now…. forget it. I wake up a couple of times during the night and I’m totally wide awake and can’t turn my brain off. I Googled this and I found some tips to share with the class: Get To Sleep More Easily: 1. Clear your mind – make a list of the things you need to do tomorrow so you don’t lie in bed thinking about it (ya...

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Menopause, Perimenopause, Induced Menopause

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watch City Line whenever I can. It’s a talk show here in Toronto. They deal with a lot of women’s issues. On there website they describe the differences between Menopause, Perimenopause and Induced menopause in a nice, straight forward, easy to understand way: Menopause is a natural process that happens to every woman. It is neither an illness nor medical condition, basically a rite of passage for women alike. Menopause is the end of menstruation. Simply put...

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