World Menopause Day – Help a friend

World Menopause day

Did you know? October is World Menopause Month? And on October 18, we have our very own special day – World Menopause Day!

Here’s a bit of background. This is an international observance held every year. It was initiated by the International Menopause Society, a UK based non-commercial organisation created in 1978 during the second Menopause Convention that took place in Jerusalem, Israel.

It was created to promote knowledge about menopause, the impact of estrogen loss on women’s health, and ways to relieve the signs of menopause. Every year, it focuses on a particular aspect of women’s health related to menopause, such as cardiovascular health, perimenopausal bleeding, memory problems, certain types of cancer, etc. This year the focus is on sexual well-being after menopause.

You probably won’t hear much about this day down under. There’s a movement going on in the UK, but we Australasians are a tight-lipped bunch when it comes to talking about menopause.

However, as you may have already discovered, we love talking about it here at MenoMe®. We believe that the more we all open up the conversation, the better our years in the menopause life stage will be.

Here’s how we are going to celebrate World Menopause Day:

We would love to give you a helping hand to help a friend.

So, tell us who you think would benefit from trying 40+™ (formerly known as EstroG-100™) and we will select three lucky winners to receive one month’s supply free. Sound good? We thought so too.  😀

How to Enter

Keep an eye on our Facebook page. We’ll put up a post from 12:01 am until 11.59pm on Tuesday, October 18th 2018 for you to nominate your friend to go in the draw.

You’d better be quick – there is only one day, 18th October, to nominate your friend. Winners will be announced 19th October. Good luck everyone. 😀

The Winners Are:

  1. Ange Shaw
  2. Tania Joseph
  3. Debra Newell
  4. Rita Mizzi
  5. Janlea Cunningham
  6. Deborah Frandsen
  7. Kiri Guest
  8. Bron Reader
  9. Cheryl Hard
  10. Deb Coley
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Post-menopause


This is the time when menstruation is well and truly over, the ovaries have stopped producing high levels of sex hormones and for many ladies, perimenopause symptoms subside.

Estrogen has protective qualities and the diminished levels mean organs such as your brain, heart and bones become more vulnerable. It’s also a key lubricant so your lips may become drier, your joints less supple and your vagina might be drier. In addition, your thyroid, digestion, insulin, cortisol and weight may alter.

At this juncture, a woman might experience an increase in the signs of reduced estrogen but she should have a decrease of perimenopause symptoms. That said, some women will experience symptoms like hot flushes for years or even the rest of their lives.

Perimenopause

Peri = ‘near’

Most females begin to experience the symptoms of perimenopause in their mid-forties. Your progesterone levels decline from your mid-30s but it’s generally from around 40 that the rest of your sex hormones begin to follow suit. 

Perimenopause is a different experience for every woman and some women may barely notice it. The first indicators are usually changes to the monthly cycle. This means that for some ladies, this can be accompanied by things like sore breasts, mood swings, weight gain around the belly, and fatigue as time goes on.

For those with symptoms it can be a challenging time physically, mentally and emotionally.

Importantly, perimenopause lasts – on average – four to 10 years. The transition is usually a gradual process and many women enter perimenopause without realising.