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Thank you for taking the MyMT ™ Symptoms Quiz.
There is an email on its way to you right now with a summary of your results and an explanation of what they mean – make sure to click the link in the permission email which comes first to ensure you receive the results email.
Meanwhile while you are waiting for it, please read below and watch the video to further understand how and why menopause is affecting you the way it is.
Quiz Result Video
This video explains the Symptoms Test results for a score of 0-10.
This video explains the Symptoms Test results for a score of 11-25.
This video explains the Symptoms Test results for a score of 26-40.
This video explains the Symptoms Test results for a score of 41-50.
The average age worldwide for women in menopause (and who complete my menopause Symptoms Quiz) is 51, but as many of you already know, we often start to experience symptoms of menopause from our mid-40’s onwards. Some women also find that their symptoms can continue for many years afterwards as well.
This graph shows you what is happening to the key hormones affected by menopause.
When I went into menopause myself and experienced all sorts of symptoms, I became confused. After all we’ve been told our 50’s will feel fabulous!
That’s why I explored menopause as part of my women’s healthy ageing research about women and their exercise experience.
Many women don’t know that this is the stage of life where it’s important to adjust their lifestyle to suit their changing hormonal environment. It’s why the key message I share with women everywhere is that menopause is the opposite of puberty.
In puberty our bodies began producing oestrogen, and oestrogen levels increased rapidly. In menopause however, oestrogen and progesterone production is declining rapidly and this causes other hormones to change as they work harder to control the internal hormonal environment. This includes our thyroid, adrenal and pituitary hormones.
Do you remember how you felt as you went through puberty? Maybe you can’t remember or don’t want to! However, once you understand the link between puberty and menopause you will start to understand why your symptoms are creating chaos with your mood, motivation, exercise tolerance, weight management and more.
My next question to you then is, why do we all end up feeling so frustrated and seeking endless supplements to deal with menopause when we didn’t with puberty? The answer is very simple, it’s because we have had 40 years of modern living and accumulation of inflammatory changes in our bodies, which now clash with our changing hormone levels during menopause.
That’s why I’ve put together this short video which explains your menopause symptoms in more detail. Whether you are concerned about worsening menopause symptoms or just want to learn more, I invite you to take the time to watch it.
I also have other videos for you to watch and articles for you to read which I will email you about shortly, so watch out for these from My Menopause Transformation.
Dr Wendy Sweet (PhD)