Menopause can Affect More than just the Woman Experiencing It

Hello all!

I have decided to do a focus on menopause and perimenopause, as I have noticed that it affects more than just the woman experiencing it, it affects the entire family.  As a woman who has gone thru it and survived, I am sharing some valuable information that hopefully will help someone.

I studied many years ago with a Naturopathic Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph Collins, who wrote a book called Your Menopause Type and he developed a quiz that I will link to the end of this newsletter.

If you are interested please fill it out! The answers are not auto-generated, but they will go to me, and I will email you back within 24 hours your specific Menopause Type along with some solutions. It is a great way for me to help you. 

The symptoms of menopause can vary from woman to woman, but some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Hot flashes: This is a sudden feeling of warmth or heat that can be accompanied by sweating, flushing, and a rapid heartbeat.
  • Night sweats: These are hot flashes that occur during the night, often leading to disruptions in sleep.
  • Vaginal dryness: This can occur due to a decrease in estrogen levels, leading to discomfort or pain during intercourse.
  • Mood changes: Mood swings, irritability, depression, and anxiety can be common during menopause.
  • Fatigue: Many women report feeling more tired or run down during menopause.
  • Insomnia: Difficulty sleeping, or insomnia can be a symptom of menopause.
  • Headaches: Some women experience headaches during menopause, which can be caused by hormonal fluctuations.
  • Joint and muscle aches: Menopause can cause joint and muscle pain, stiffness, or soreness.
  • Changes in skin and hair: Some women may experience changes in their skin and hair, such as dryness, wrinkles, or thinning hair.
  • Reduced libido: Some women may experience a decrease in sexual desire during menopause.
  • Emotions: Menopause can bring about a range of emotional changes for women. The hormonal changes that occur during menopause can affect the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain, which can lead to emotional symptoms such as:
  • Mood swings: Many women experience emotional fluctuations, such as feeling happy one minute and tearful the next.
  • Irritability: Some women may feel more easily angered or frustrated during menopause.
  • Anxiety: Hormonal changes can increase feelings of worry, fear, and nervousness.
  • Depression: Some women may experience feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in things they previously enjoyed.
  • Fatigue: The physical symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and sleep disturbances, can contribute to feelings of tiredness and low energy.
  • Loss: Menopause marks the end of a woman's reproductive years, which can bring about feelings of loss, grief, and change.
  • Identity: Menopause can also bring about changes in self-esteem and identity, as a woman moves through a new phase of life.

Depending on how you look at this time and how healthy you are feeling, it can be a time of great freedom. 

I have a life coaching certification and I am happy to do a complimentary call on how shifting your mindset can help with the emotions you may be experiencing.

It's important to note that these symptoms can appear before, during, and after menopause. They also can appear to different degrees from person to person and may be accompanied by other symptoms.

It's also important to know that not all women experience these symptoms, and some women may not experience any symptoms at all.

AND most importantly, there are many natural solutions. If you are interested in a natural solution, take some time and fill out this form:

Menopause Type Questionnaire

Another thing for you to know is that you do not need to suffer alone, there are loads of support and solutions.

In service,


Nancy Despres

Nancy Despres

RN, MBE – Holistic Nurse

Hi, I'm Nancy Despres and I'm 100% committed to getting you back to where you believe you should be.

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