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’)