It’s a bit of a myth that all women put on weight in menopause. Many women don’t. In fact some lose weight and if they become too thin, this can lead to symptom chaos as well as the risk of osteoporosis as they move into post-menopause.
As I embarked on my women’s healthy ageing research I identified four key pain-points for women transitioning through menopause that can set them up for further health concerns as they get older.
- Lack of sleep
- Night sweats and increasing hot flushes/ flashes
- Mood swings, anxiety and depression
- Tiredness, fatigue and for many women weight gain or weight loss.
Chronic muscular pain (fibro-myalgia), high cholesterol, poor insulin regulation, high blood pressure, sore joints, sore muscles, a racing heart rate, arthritis, migraines, depression, gut problems and many more health issues are all described in women’s health research during and after menopause. Our mother’s generation already know this. But all these symptoms are known to have links to inflammation deep in our cells.
When I began to understand that menopause can be the catalyst to changes in underlying inflammation caused by our natural ageing, I began to also understand that by allowing your body to adapt to this stage of life, not only can you reduce inflammation, but you can also ‘break the circuit’ of your symptoms.
I designed MyMT™ Circuit Breaker out of research relating to women’s healthy ageing. With menopause heralding in the next phase of our lives, I know we all need to restore the energy and vitality we deserve to have at this time of life.
I’m Dr Wendy Sweet, [PhD]. My women’s healthy ageing research changed my life. I know it can change your life too.