Why Do Women need Community Support Groups?

Women who are suffering from Menopause and also are starting Menopause need as much support as they can get. At the last count there are over 70 symptoms of Menopause and the majority of women will suffer from many of these at some stage of Menopause.

Given all of this then it is not too difficult to understand why women will need, not only support services, but a community based support system that can provide the latest in information and help alleviate a lot, if not most, of the Symptoms that women will suffer from.

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Support groups are important on a lot of levels. It can be extremely cathartic to talk with other people who are experiencing, if not the same Symptoms, then at least similar experiences to yourself. It helps you to feel as if you are not alone. Don’t we all want that?

Community Support Groups also provide feedback from other women as to how they are coping with Menopause. Being able to talk openly and without recrimination or fear of judgement is extremely liberating and all women have the right to experience this.

Menopause can happen at any age after puberty, although the average age is seemingly 45-50, there are some women who start Menopause in there 20’s. So, just imagine how helpful it would be for these women to have a Support Group? Unfortunately there is a stigma and silence associated with Menopause. Community Support Groups would help to break this Stigma and Silence.
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Menopause can be an extremely confronting and confusing time not only for women, but also for the people who care about them. It hasn’t been easy to find simple to understand, straightforward and comprehensive information about Menopause all in one place – until now. At the Menopause Resource Centre, we work really hard to make things easier for you, so that hopefully, in a relatively short period of time, you can know more about your options, so that you can be informed and feel more empowered.

Why Do Women Gain Weight in Menopause?

There are many theories as to why women gain weight when they start Menopause. Some theories are that a woman’s appetite increases, others are that a woman’s metabolism slows down. Other theories, which I think are more correct, suggest that it is changes in the levels of The Big Three Hormones – Progesterone, Testosterone and Estrogen. Hormones control practically all aspects of our bodies, so when our hormones are unbalanced, then so are we. When a woman begins Menopause, her body starts to slow down the production of The Big Three hormones that she has relied on previously to keep her in good health. During Menopause these hormone levels are erratic and uneven causing a woman to suffer up to 70 known symptoms with weight gaiMenopause-Weight-Gainn being one of them. From my research, I believe that 80 to 90% of Menopausal women are Estrogen dominant. Estrogen dominant women tend to have more issues with weight gain than women who are Progesterone dominant.

Estrogen encourages the formation of fat and fat cells produce even more Estrogen creating a vicious circle of weight gain. Personally, and from women that I have spoken to who have had their hormonal profiles tested, all have gained weight when they are Estrogen dominant. These women have, like me, struggled unsuccessfully to lose this weight. Weight gain can be devastating for women, especially when we are also struggling with all the other symptoms of Menopause and the challenges of life in general. Another hormone that plays a significant part in weight gain for women when going through Menopause is Testosterone, and the loss of this hormone can have a huge impact on weight gain as well. At the MRCW we help you come up with a weight management strategy that’s right for you. We can give you the tools to turn this weight gain to weight loss.

The MRCW – We’re Here to Help
Menopause can be an extremely confronting and confusing time not only for women, but also for the people who care about them. It hasn’t been easy to find simple to understand, straightforward and comprehensive information about Menopause all in one place – until now. At the Menopause Resource Centre, we work really hard to make things easier for you, so that hopefully, in a relatively short period of time, you can know more about your options, so that you can be informed and feel more empowered.
Find out more about all things Menopausal at:
http://www.mrcw.com.au

Why Do Women Go Through Menopause?

Menopause is a transition that all women will experience. This stage of our life occurs because our bodies slowly stop producing the hormones that supposedly keep us looking young and luscious. These hormones are our protectors so to speak. They look after all our vital organs and are meant to keep us on an even keel, physically and mentally. So when our hormones become unbalanced or production of them ends, then our bodies react causing such symptoms as PMS, headaches, bloating, depression, anxiety insomnia, constipation and many many more symptoms that turn our world upside-down leaving us feeling disorientated, and this is just once a month when we get out periods. So try to imagine what it is like 24/7 when your hormones are spiking erratically and that is Menopause. It’s as if you have constant PMS with about 70 other symptoms thrown into the mix. Menopause is an often-debilitating time of life that statistically, apparently 60-70% of women will suffer from, with seemingly no end in sight, day in – day out.

Menopause can and will affect every aspect of our lives, that is, unless women are educated about Menopause as well as the health professionals who are supposedly looking after us. When this happens, then women will know exactly what they are in for. Be able to prepare for Menopause and have the knowledge to ask their health professionals for the information that they will need, so that Menopause is not a complete shock and that women receive the correct information and if required medication.

But, to answer the question “What is Menopause?”, the short answer is “nobody knows.” We here at the MRCW have some ideas and speculations, but right now they’re just educated guesses.

The MRCW – We’re Here to Help
Menopause can be an extremely confronting and confusing time not only for women, but also for the people who care about them. It hasn’t been easy to find simple to understand, straightforward and comprehensive information about Menopause all in one place – until now. At the Menopause Resource Centre, we work really hard to make things easier for you, so that hopefully, in a relatively short period of time, you can know more about your options, so that you can be informed and feel more empowered.
Find out more about all things Menopausal at:
http://www.mrcw.com.au