Take the MyMT™ Menopause Symptoms Quiz to find out if you are in menopause

The menopause transition is the commencement of our biological reproductive ageing. It can happen naturally or be surgically induced (e.g. via a hysterectomy or oophrectomy whereby the ovaries are removed). Your ovaries begin to lose oestrogen receptor cells and also lose the ability to manage progesterone production (the opposite hormone to oestrogen). BUT, and here’s the kicker – we can develop lots of symptom chaos and all sorts of symptoms that we don’t think are to do with menopause (e.g. sore joints, sore muscles, palpitations, frozen shoulder, depression, anxiety and night sweats) because all of the hormonal signals in the body are connected. So, when one hormone is low, e.g. oestrogen, this impacts on other hormones too.

Hormones are chemical messages that control our blood pressure, our metabolism, our sleep, our temperature regulation, our moods, our blood sugar regulation and our exercise response. So, during menopause, when we don’t adapt our lifestyle to accommodate this changing hormonal environment, it can lead to lots of different symptoms, including for many of us, low energy.  Is this you too?

And what about the invisible symptoms’ that appear in your blood work including:

  •  High blood pressure (hypertension)
  •  High blood fats (high triglycerides)
  •  High low-density cholesterol (LDL-C)
  •  High Inflammatory Markers (C-Reactive Protein)
  •  Low Ferritin (stored iron)
  •  Low Vitamin-D
  •  Altered Thyroid and Adrenal hormones.

Women experience menopause symptoms in different ways. And the interesting thing to me, is that when symptoms are becoming worse, this is a sign that other hormones are getting out of balance too. In other words, because our body chemistry is really sensitive to any hormones that are changing, when we go into peri-menopause and menopause, then other hormones kick-in to help us survive.  If you don’t feel like yourself any more, it’s not you, it’s your changing hormones.

 

Whether you are concerned about worsening menopause symptoms or you just want to learn more take the MyMT™ Symptoms Quiz to get your score

 

To complete the test, please rate the severity of your symptoms for each question (0 = ‘No symptoms’ to 5 = ‘Very Severe’)

 

From: Perez-Lopez et al. (2013). Assessment of menopause-related symptoms in mid-aged women with the 10-item Cervantes Scale. Maturitas, 76, pp. 151-154

Hi, I’m Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD), Women’s Healthy Ageing Researcher and MyMT™ Creator & Coach. I still remember the day that I finally realised that I might be going into menopause. Up until then I had no idea that my insomnia, sore joints, weight gain and endless hot flushes were a sign that my body was entering this next phase of life. I felt exhausted and no amount of exercise or eating well was shifting my increasing belly-fat.

When I went to my GP and she told me my blood pressure and cholesterol were high, (and they had been low all my life), I knew I had to understand better what was going on.  And so began the journey of discovery which lead to my own personal transformation, three different online menopause programmes (so far) and this website.  My mission in life has become to help other women learn what I learnt about menopause.

Please follow these links to find out more about my programmes and to read about transformation success stories of other women just like you.

Please also look out for my emails after you complete the symptoms test.  In these emails I will send you more information about menopause, and my Masterclass on Menopause webinar.  I also explain the two 12 week programmes that I have designed for women to reduce their symptoms in menopause, sleep all night, lose weight and if they want to, get off HRT and anti-depressants. My complimentary newsletter with lots of tips, updates and menopause-specific information will also come to your email address every Friday.