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Diagnosis: How do I know if I am peri menopausal?

At puberty girls begin to have monthly periods. The reproductive hormones oestrogen and progesterone are produced to allow for ovulation (release of an egg) to occur each month. As women age ovulation and fertility levels drop. As women approach menopause the release of oestrogen and progesterone becomes irregular. It is these fluctuating hormone levels that […]

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What is Menopause?

The change? Perimenopause? Post menopause? The Climacteric? The menopause is a natural part of aging and it affects 50% of the world’s population. All  of these terms are presented to women and there is much confusion about their meaning. Menopause is a generic term used to describe all the above. Menopause the word means nothing […]

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Where is all this negativity coming from?

In researching midlife and menopause, I discovered that this time in women’s lives has appeared “unimportant” to researchers.Midlife women are seen as an invisible cohort in academia.That may have had resonance in the past however, todays midlife women are forging new paths in their lives at 50.  In an effort to discern where this negative […]

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