Defying Doctor’s Orders: Why I Stopped Taking Menopause Medications and Switched to LadyCare

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Grimelda Friedrichsen – Contest Runner-Up

For nearly six years, Grimelda dealt with debilitating menopause symptoms like hot flashes, low energy levels, night sweats, headaches, lack of sleep and panic attacks. She’d tried the prescriptions the doctor had advised, but hated their effects and still found herself struggling with a majority of the symptoms.

Aside from that, she considered herself a naturalist and was unhappy relying on prescription medications that were leaving her still feeling a half dozen or more severe symptoms from menopause. She wanted to find a natural menopause treatment that really worked.

She explains that within her first week of using the LadyCare therapeutic device she noticed a dramatic difference in her menopause symptoms. “In the first week I had no more symptoms. I’m normal again – I have no symptoms at all.”

Grimelda’s Menopause Symptoms

For a woman who had been dealing with intense menopause symptoms like hot flashes, serious panic attacks and everything that comes with not sleeping well, that is a big deal. She had previously ended up on prescription sleeping pills to try to combat some the symptoms she was experiencing, but those left her feeling horrible the next morning. She was also concerned with the possibility of addiction and felt the pills weren’t helping her in the first place.

After six years of excruciating menopause symptoms, Grimelda had finally found relief. So after seeing quick results with LadyCare, she decided to take herself off her prescriptions. She decided to go against her doctor’s wishes and stick with what she thought to be a natural menopause treatment, despite his angry response.

“I’m the doctor,” he told her as he tried to write her another prescription for medication. “Yes, you’re the doctor,” she replied, “but I’m the patient and I know what’s good for my body, and that is not helping my body.” He told her, “Fine. You deal with it then.” Sticking to her guns, she has now been using LadyCare for nearly a full year, and she is happy to say that she is completely off of those medications.

She says that LadyCare has improved her quality of life “120%” and she feels like the same person she was before a hysterectomy accelerated her entry into menopause.

Now Grimelda tells every menopausal and perimenopausal woman she meets about her success with LadyCare. She’s even taken a woman she’d just met at her church into the bathroom to show her the LadyCare device so she could see firsthand how it worked. (In case you were wondering, yes, that woman did in fact order it immediately.)

After 11 Months of Using LadyCare

It’s now been 11 months that she’s been using the LadyCare therapeutic device and she is 100% off of her medications and has no more menopause symptoms whatsoever. About her struggle before she found LadyCare, she said, “For a long time I felt very sad, like I wasn’t worth it anymore. But I don’t feel like that anymore.”

When asked how her life has been enhanced by using this simple device, she sums it up perfectly. “I feel beautiful now.”

These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products of this company are not intended to diagnose, prevent, heal, treat, or cure any disease or injury. If you have any pre-existing conditions, we advise you to check with your physician or healthcare provider prior to using. For external use only.

My Story With LadyCare: A Menopausal Woman’s Search for a Natural Treatment

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Interview with Diana Rowell: Contest Runner-Up

Recently, we ran a contest on Facebook to hear firsthand stories from distressed women who were tired of dealing with menopause symptoms and tried LadyCare. This is the story of one of the runners-up, Diana.

At age 50, Diana had a medically necessary hysterectomy which set menopause in motion for her.

A happy-go-lucky girl who loved life and had always considered herself to be quite cheerful suddenly found herself uncomfortable in her own skin with an indescribable sense of dread that shadowed every thought. “It made me dysfunctional. I did not have the energy to get up and be as active as I had been prior, and that was alarming to me.”

Tried the Hormone Replacement Therapy Route

Diana had undergone hormone replacement therapy at the onset of menopause, but had been taken off of it after six years at which point her symptoms drastically worsened. She was searching for a natural menopause treatment to help her feel like herself again.

She became unable to get a good night’s sleep due to night sweats, which affected her ability to function throughout the day. She had very little energy, was constantly sleepy and was unable to to be productive compared to her pre-menopausal self.

The hot flashes were debilitating – so intense that her glasses would fog up and she would have sweat dripping down her face as if someone had poured a jug of water over her head. She’d be bright red in the face and have to lean on furniture to keep from fainting. But that wasn’t even the worst part.

The scariest thing for Diana was that sense of dread. As she described it, “The sense of doom really undermined my motivation and my enthusiasm. It caused me to have emotional and mental concerns because I didn’t know where that was coming from.”

What a lot of women don’t realize is the heavy emotional effects that menopause can wreak on one. In fact, it took Diana some time to realize that the sense of dread might be coming from menopause or the estrogen she had been taking. She eventually began researching this phenomenon online, which is what led her to the LadyCare therapeutic device.

She immediately ordered LadyCare and found that once she began using it, her sense of doom dissipated almost immediately.

“I’ll be honest with you,” she said, “it could have just done that and not affected my hot flashes at all and that would have been enough. But the fact that it helped my hot flashes too? I’m just tickled. I think every woman in menopause should just buy one. Don’t even think about it – just get it – it will help you.”

Quote from Diana about her menopause symptoms

6 Months into it

In fact, Diana says that in the six months she’s been using LadyCare, she’s noticed significant improvement in every single menopause symptom she was suffering from including hair loss, dry skin, hot flashes and night sweats as well as the emotional effects.

She went on to say that she felt cautious when she first found LadyCare, “because what works well for some people may not work for me and vice versa… I experienced a couple of differences within a couple of weeks, so I think it’s fabulous. I would tell anybody who’s having any type of issue with menopause, it doesn’t matter if you think it would work or not, I think it’s well worth the try. I think most women stand a great chance of it working well for them.”

9 Weeks into it

LadyCare has been reported to help in more than 70% of women. How quickly LadyCare did work for Diana? “When I got LadyCare, the hot flashes were cut in half two to three weeks into it. And the sense of doom went away within three days. About nine weeks into it, the hot flashes cut in half again. I experienced relief immediately, and then again at nine weeks, and it’s kept [the symptoms] at bay since.”

Diana says she’s recommended LadyCare to anyone she has met who is suffering from menopause symptoms and wants to find a natural menopause treatment. She says each of the four or five women she has recommended LadyCare to have purchased it without hesitation and that each has called to thank her for the advice. “One gal has called me three times to thank me, she’s had such good response from this product,” Diana added. “She even took me out to lunch to thank me, she said, ‘You saved me!’ I said, ‘No, honey, this product saved you.’ I tell my friends, ‘It may or may not work for you, but it’s worth finding out!’”

These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products of this company are not intended to diagnose, prevent, heal, treat, or cure any disease or injury. If you have any pre-existing conditions, we advise you to check with your physician or healthcare provider prior to using. For external use only.

Battling Menopause Symptoms In My Forties: My Success With LadyCare

Delicia Niami – Contest Winner


At only 45 years old, you wouldn’t expect to hear that Delicia has been struggling with extreme hot flashes for six years. She looks young for her age as it is, and many people don’t expect women in their thirties and early forties to be suffering from menopause symptoms yet.

With daily bouts of 40 to 50 hot flashes that left her dripping with sweat in the most inconvenient circumstances, Delicia was desperate for relief. Following a natural lifestyle, she was unwilling to take drugs or other unnatural treatments to get that relief.

After years of embarrassing, unexpected hot flashes in interviews and meetings in Hollywood, she finally stumbled upon LadyCare while perusing her favorite musician’s Facebook page. Having seen an article pop up that said this celebrity’s hot flashes were eliminated with LadyCare, Delicia had to check it out for herself.

She decided if it worked for her idol, it might work for her, too. She ordered the LadyCare therapeutic device and hoped it would be the natural menopause treatment she was looking for.

After wearing it for three months, she noticed a drastic decrease in her hot flashes. They began occurring less and less frequently, and have since dropped to about ten a day, sometimes even fewer. It’s been a year and a half at this point, and she hasn’t stopped wearing it since she got it.

Imagine spending five years afraid of going to work or meeting with others because you might suddenly begin sweating profusely. Delicia says that because many people don’t think a woman her age could be experiencing menopause, they would wonder what was wrong with her. The sense of comfort and relief she’s gotten from LadyCare and the ability to go about her daily life again as normal has been a lifesaver.

“It’s really made a difference in my level of comfort and being able to communicate with others, and just be in relationships with people in general,” she said.

Delicia says she’s probably told a hundred women or more about her success with LadyCare in the time since, and she’s not going to stop spreading the good news anytime soon. “It’s a miracle,” she said. “I encourage people to do things naturally rather than take drugs or something else that’s not natural so I talk about it all the time to women.”

She says she’ll actually pull the device out of her clothing when describing it, as many women she tells can’t visualize it otherwise. It looks surprisingly simple in design, but is incredibly powerful in its relief from many menopause symptoms.

“I used to dread going to meet with people for fear that I would randomly start sweating profusely for no apparent reason,” Delicia concluded. “That fear is now gone, so thank you very much for your product, it has been a godsend. Zero medications for menopause, just LadyCare. That’s may be really all you need.”

You can learn more about the LadyCare device here to see whether or not it might be able to help you find the relief you’ve been looking for.

These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products of this company are not intended to diagnose, prevent, heal, treat, or cure any disease or injury. If you have any pre-existing conditions, we advise you to check with your physician or healthcare provider prior to using. For external use only.

Is There a Link Between Menopause and Divorce?

A study released last year surprised many when it suggested that more than 60% of divorces during menopausal years are initiated by the wife. Could there be a link between the frustration menopause symptoms bring and divorce?

One explanation for the high divorce rate when women are in their 40s, 50s or 60s centers around hormones. When a woman’s body begins producing less estrogen (which usually happens in perimenopause), there’s another hormone that’s affected. Levels of oxytocin, which is a feel-good hormone that is attributed to feelings such as love for others and even the urge to take care of one’s family, are seen to be significantly lower, too. Some doctors claim that the lack of oxytocin changes a woman’s thinking from a “we” mindset to a “me” mindset.

Sex also seems to be one of the larger contributing factors to the reasons for divorce. In fact, from the male perspective, 66% of men say a satisfying sex life is important to their overall quality of life. While about 12% of menopausal women claim to notice a decrease in their libido during the change, many medications prescribed to help with menopause, such as antidepressants or mood stabilizers, can also create this effect and negatively impact other facets of life as well.

There are dozens of menopause symptoms that can contribute to relationship stress and eventually divorce. Some of the most common menopausal symptoms that could add stress include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Lowered sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Breast tenderness
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches

It’s no surprise that a combination of these symptoms could create severe changes in mood or alter how a woman feels about herself or her relationship. Unfortunately, the added stress can sometimes result in mood swings or undue “unloading” on the husband, creating further problems in the marriage.

The good news is that the LadyCare therapeutic device has been shown to help 71% of women studied get relief from up to 24 different menopause symptoms, including low libido, vaginal dryness and mood swings. It’s also been used by many women post-menopause who still weren’t feeling like their previous selves with all the changes that had occurred in their bodies. LadyCare has been specially created to work with your body to help naturally relieve perimenopause and menopause symptoms.

While we certainly can’t make any promises about your relationship, we hope that you’re able to experience significant relief with LadyCare and eliminate any undue stress that menopause may have added to your marriage and your life.

If you’re searching for a natural menopause treatment, you can learn more about what LadyCare is and how it may provide relief to you here.

These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products of this company are not intended to diagnose, prevent, heal, treat, or cure any disease or injury. If you have any pre-existing conditions, we advise you to check with your physician or healthcare provider prior to using. For external use only.

Eight Things You Might Be Doing that Worsen Your Menopause Symptoms

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As our bodies go through this major change, we start producing less and less of the hormones that have been regulating our bodies for the last forty or fifty years. It’s surprising how many “normal” activities suddenly trigger unpleasant menopause symptoms when we don’t expect it.

Natural menopause treatments can always help but it’s smart to avoid worsening symptoms if it can be avoided.

Two of the biggest contributing triggers to unwelcome menopause symptoms are holding onto excess weight and consuming alcohol regularly. That might sound a bit depressing, but isn’t it worth finding out which of your usual habits could be making this transition more difficult and what you can do about them?

Carrying around excess weight exacerbates many menopause symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, lowered libido, and more. Losing excess weight is healthy for many reasons, and easing one’s way through menopause offers another motivation for tackling weight loss if it’s needed.

Not to mention that eating unhealthy foods such as processed foods, fast food and even fatty meats all have other negative effects on menopausal women. Eating fatty meats can actually lower serotonin levels in your body which can result in a poor quality of sleep and feeling grumpy and irritable. Plus, being bloated or retaining water will likely feel worse now than ever before.

Another factor that affects hormone production is alcohol consumption. Are you having two or more drinks a day on average? Even one drink can affect your body’s temperature and functions and make menopausal symptoms worse. If you drink two or more alcoholic beverages a day, the effects are likely to be even more severe. The hormone levels affected by alcohol can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, headaches and even more serious health risks.

How You Might Be Making Your Hot Flashes Worse

Hot flashes and night sweats are an aggravating daily occurrence for some 75% of menopausal women, probably including you. There are a surprising number of things you might be doing in your daily life to bring on hot flashes more frequently or make them more intense. At the same time, looking into natural menopause treatments can help bring your body into a better balance and reduce the likelihood of hot flashes even more.

Basically, anything that raises your body’s core temperature can make hot flashes or night sweats more numerous or more intense. Here’s some examples.

Overexercising: While daily exercise can help keep many menopausal symptoms at bay, for many women going through perimenopause or menopause, a light workout from a low-impact routine like swimming or walking is more than enough. Heavy exercise can raise your core temperature, bringing on more hot flashes.

Hot baths: As relaxing as they can be, hot showers or baths can be particularly troublesome right before bed.

Drinking alcohol: The recommendation is to keep your daily intake at one drink or less, as women who drink alcohol (and especially in larger than moderate amounts) are more likely to suffer from hot flashes than those who limit themselves to one drink per day – or none.

Eating spicy foods: It’s no surprise that hot food can bring on hot flashes. Many people – men and women alike – experience a temporary rise in body temperature after eating a spicy meal. But it can actually trigger hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women.

Heat: The sultry climes of tropical locales can seem so inviting, but that extra heat is something your body just doesn’t need during menopause. A warm or stifling room can have the same effect, so keep that temperature low and the fan on for maximum comfort and stave off some of those horrible menopause symptoms.

Tight clothing: Another factor that many women struggling with menopause symptoms might not have considered is how their clothing choices affect their body temperature. Wearing tight, constricting clothing can keep your body warmer and lead to more frequent or more intense hot flashes. Stick to light layers for maximum comfort and to avoid triggering hot flashes.

Drinking hot beverages: Sipping hot tea like an oolong, jasmine or even green tea might sound great to help you relax and try to get a peaceful night’s sleep but it could be helping bring about more severe menopause symptoms. All these types of tea have caffeine. Try switching to a caffeine-free cold beverage and see if you notice better sleep.

There are other things you might be doing to worsen your hot flashes and night sweats. You should also avoid factors such as cigarette smoke from your own cigarettes or secondhand smoke or excessive stress.

How to Avoid Triggering Menopause Symptoms

To summarize, there are a lot of healthy habits you can incorporate into your lifestyle to help you get through menopause with as little disruption as possible.

  • Eat well-balanced meals and avoid foods that are fatty, processed or even spicy.
  • Switch to caffeine-free, cold beverages like flavored water, chilled herbal teas or pure water to keep your body temperature down and side effects at a minimum.
  • Keep comfortable by keeping the temperatures as low as you need to and wear loose-fitting, light layers of clothing.
  • Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum. Consume no more than one drink a day or skip it entirely.
  • Keep life as stress-free as possible. If it’s possible to work some extra relaxation into your schedule or reduce your workload slightly, it might pay off in a smoother transition at this time of your life.
  • Incorporate light to moderate daily exercise into your schedule, but don’t overdo it.
  • If you’re up for it, look into getting onto a wellness program that helps you shed the few extra pounds you’ve been wanting to get rid of. The benefits could be more valuable now than ever!


Look into natural menopause treatments that have worked for your friends or family. One product that’s helped hundreds of thousands of women combat the dreaded effects of menopause is the LadyCare therapeutic device. You can learn about it here.

These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products of this company are not intended to diagnose, prevent, heal, treat, or cure any disease or injury. If you have any pre-existing conditions, we advise you to check with your physician or healthcare provider prior to using. For external use only.

Dangers of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

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If you’re one of the millions of women suffering from menopause symptoms, it’s worth learning about the dangers of hormone replacement therapy. Learning about HRT risks might lead to you decide to seek out natural menopause treatments as a better alternative to provide relief.

What is HRT Used For?

In widespread use since the 1960s, hormone replacement therapy is most commonly prescribed for menopause symptoms like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Lack of libido
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disorders
  • Urinary problems
  • Preventing osteoporosis

While many women have in fact noticed relief from certain menopausal symptoms after starting hormone replacement therapy, there have been a number of health risks uncovered related to both short-term and long-term use of HRT. Long-term use (ten years or more) of certain hormones formulas has proved to result in a significant increase in health risks such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Blood clots
  • Stroke

Is There a Link Between HRT and Cancer?

Scarily, yes.

There are two main types of hormone replacement therapy, and each has a different influence on cancer.

Estrogen-only HRT – Can increase the risk of ovarian cancer. When used for ten years or more, can also increase the risk of breast cancer.

Combination HRT (taking both estrogen and progesterone) – Can increase the risk of breast cancer by an alarming 75%, even if not used on a long-term basis. In fact, your risk for cancer increases the most during the first two to three years of taking these hormones. But undergoing combination HRT does more than just increase the likelihood of being diagnosed with cancer. It can also increase the chance that the cancer will be at a more advanced stage when it is found. Even worse, it can also lead to a higher chance that the patient will actually lose their battle to cancer.

These statistics apply to both synthetic and “natural” or “bio-identical” hormone replacement therapy.

If you or a woman you care about is considering undergoing HRT to help with menopause symptoms, please research your options. Talk to your doctor about all the possible risks as well as alternatives that might be available to you.

Natural Menopause Treatments as Alternatives to HRT

There is a revolutionary therapeutic device called LadyCare that has provided relief from menopause symptoms to thousands and thousands of women across the US and the UK.

This easy-to-use, discreet, drug-free device uses magnotherapy to assist your body in experiencing relief as quickly as the first day of use.

Some benefits users have reported include:

  • Freedom from hot flashes
  • Better skin tone
  • Improved sleep
  • More energy
  • Reduced or no mood swings
  • Reduced bloating

While every woman’s physiology is different, most users see improvement within days or weeks of using the LadyCare device. Some women may need to use the device a little longer.

All in all, more than 70% of users have reported noticing considerable relief from their perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms thanks to their LadyCare device. It just might help you experience relief, too. Plus, with no reported negative side effects, you won’t have to worry about any of the same risks or dangers you would with HRT. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. You can learn more about the LadyCare device here.

These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products of this company are not intended to diagnose, prevent, heal, treat, or cure any disease or injury. If you have any pre-existing conditions, we advise you to check with your physician or healthcare provider prior to using. For external use only.

Can LadyCare Relieve Hot Flashes?

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Whether you’re sitting in an important meeting at work, watching TV at home, or out shopping with a friend, that first droplet of sweat is always the worst, isn’t it? You’re minding your own business, trying to live a normal life, when suddenly it starts. Your body starts to flush from the inside out, your head and chest get unimaginably warm, and then the flood starts. At this point, most women reach for a magazine or newspaper – anything to fan themselves and cool off.

If the physical discomfort weren’t bad enough, some women also worry about what their co-workers or even strangers will think when they notice their face turn red and appear sweaty. All in all, there aren’t many menopause symptoms worse than hot flashes.

I know I’m not alone in wishing there was some sort of natural menopause treatment to help provide relief from symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats. Is it possible the LadyCare therapeutic device could offer the fast relief you’re searching for?

Many women have reported that the LadyCare device has changed their lives for the better, and we’ll share some of their stories with you.

Am I Alone?

If you’re the first in your circle of friends to reach perimenopause, let me assure you, you’re definitely not alone. A staggering 75% of perimenopausal and menopausal women suffer from hot flashes and/or night sweats. Only a small minority of them say these flushes have “little to no effect” on their quality of life.

As many as 25-30% of women entering or going through menopause suffer from severe hot flashes that have a serious effect on their quality of life. On the extreme side, that might mean several five to 10-minute episodes of flushing per hour, and as many as 20-30 hot flashes in a given day.

Even if you’re “lucky” enough to have flushes that last under a minute, or ones that only occur a few times a week, how much more enjoyable would life be without these unpredictable episodes?

A natural, drugless menopause treatment for hot flashes?

Many women who suffer from hot flashes are looking for a natural menopause treatment to help them combat the symptoms without having to turn to potentially dangerous treatments like HRT or other medications.

The good news is there are several natural actions you can take to try to keep your hot flashes or night sweats at bay.

Our bodies’ temperatures are regulated by a part of the brain that keeps us in a “thermal neutral zone.” That just means that no matter the fluctuations in the temperature around us, our bodies work to stay at the same internal temperature. During perimenopause and menopause, it’s thought that this regulator is affected by the hormonal and other changes occurring within the body, leading to hot flashes and night sweats.

One natural way to stave off those inconvenient and often embarrassing episodes is by sipping plenty of cold fluids to help keep your body’s temperature down.

While there is rather inconsistent research on whether or not exercise really makes a difference in the presence of hot flashes, many menopausal women do say they notice a difference in their comfort and quality of life with regular exercise. (Check out our post on the best exercises for menopausal women to get ideas on what might feel good for your body.)

It’s not the easiest time of life to drop weight but if you are a bit overweight, losing some of those extra pounds could also help to keep you more comfortable during this transition period.

There’s another totally natural, drug-free menopause relief device that’s currently being used by hundreds of thousands of women across the UK and the US. It’s called LadyCare, and here’s what one of our lovely users has to say about how it’s helped her get relief from hot flashes and other menopause symptoms:

How Has LadyCare Helped With Hot Flashes?

“I am 51 years old and have been experiencing hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia as well as other menopause symptoms for approximately two years. I purchased the LadyCare (device) about a month ago and couldn’t be more pleased! From the first day I wore it my hot flushes all but disappeared. I am sleeping better and feel less anxious. I was having up to 25 hot flushes a day and although I still get feelings of warmth a couple of times a day, it’s not near what it used to be. My libido has also improved. My husband and I are both very happy!”

Laura H., Ohio

Geri from New Jersey agrees:

“Although I am just out of menopause, I still experience some night sweats and mood swings. So when I heard about LadyCare, I decided to try it, and I’m overjoyed with the results! It has given me renewed energy, has literally stopped the night sweats, and has helped me maintain a positive attitude—such a relief from feeling depressed or lethargic. There is no ‘down’ side to using LadyCare—drug-free, easy to use, and just one LadyCare product proves way less expensive than the $76.00 a month I was paying for bio-identicals!”

Geri D., Southampton, NJ

Is it worth finding out if this revolutionary, drug-free device will help alleviate your hot flashes and other menopause symptoms, too?

These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products of this company are not intended to diagnose, prevent, heal, treat, or cure any disease or injury. If you have any pre-existing conditions, we advise you to check with your physician or healthcare provider prior to using. For external use only.

Transitioning Into Perimenopause: What to Expect

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Around the world, forty-five to fifty-year-old women are counting down to menopause. Do you know when to expect perimenopause to make an appearance in your life?

Perimenopause is the stage female bodies go through shortly before menopause begins. It begins when the body begins to produce less estrogen and ends when a woman hasn’t had her period for twelve months, at which point she is officially said to be in menopause.

It might seem odd that so much attention is given to menstruation and menopause, but there’s so little education on perimenopause. Perimenopause might last as long as ten years, and we think you should be informed about the facts.

Would you like to know what effects perimenopause will have on your body, your attitudes and your relationships? You’re in the right place, and we’ll try to answer as many of your questions as we can.

What Exactly is the Difference Between Perimenopause and Menopause?

Since peri- means about, around or surrounding, perimenopause is that time in a woman’s life leading up to menopause. The ovaries are slowing their production of estrogen, and it’s towards the end of perimenopause when the ovaries stop releasing eggs that symptoms that affect daily life often begin to appear. Menopause is the stage directly following these changes when a woman is no longer able to bear children.

While menopause usually starts between ages 49 and 52, it has been known to start as early as the mid-30s. Perimenopause most often begins about four years before menopause begins, but can last as long as ten years. That means women as young as 30 or 40 to 50 should be aware of changes in their bodies so they can implement any needed changes in their lifestyle that might help offset unpleasant symptoms.

If you’re sure you haven’t hit menopause yet but some things just haven’t been adding up lately, or something has seemed “off” with your body, it could very well be that you’re in perimenopause.

Luckily for most women, the symptoms and effects of perimenopause aren’t usually as uncomfortable or disruptive to daily life as those of menopause, but that’s not always the case.

Many women make it through this stage of life no worse for wear. For others, knowing signs of perimenopause makes it easier to prepare with research on healthy habits that can help offset any negative effects you might otherwise suffer during these years.

Signs to Look Out For

While every woman’s combination of perimenopause symptoms will vary, there’s a number of them that are quite common, including:

  • Sleep problems
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Diminished libido
  • Irregular periods
  • Sore breasts

Some women have suffered from these symptoms during their menstrual cycles for years. Be aware now of any changes in your symptoms or their severity. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about your body, or questions about whether or not you’re in perimenopause.

How to Relieve Symptoms of Perimenopause

While natural menopause treatments exist for many symptoms, there are several symptoms on this list that can be alleviated without expensive products.

Vaginal dryness can lead to discomfort during intercourse. Using lubricant can make up for the changes in your body.

Changing hormone levels can cause even those who have been slender their whole lives to put on a few extra pounds. It might be time to research new ways of eating and see if perhaps a healthier diet might help you maintain the figure you’re used to.

There are also many exercises that can not only help to combat weight gain but have also been linked to relieving hot flashes and acting as an anti-depressant as well.

You should also know that LadyCare has been known to be extremely effective in providing relief from perimenopause symptoms as well as menopause symptoms, like breast tenderness, hot flashes, mood swings and more.

It was found to help as many as 71% of women with as many as 24 different symptoms. If you’re tired of feeling tired, depressed, hot, moody, bloated or any of the other unpleasantness that may accompany a transition into menopause, we invite you to take a look at the LadyCare therapeutic device and learn how it can help you feel like yourself again.

These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products of this company are not intended to diagnose, prevent, heal, treat, or cure any disease or injury. If you have any pre-existing conditions, we advise you to check with your physician or healthcare provider prior to using. For external use only.

Can Exercise Help Ease Menopause Symptoms?

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Many women struggling with menopausal symptoms look for natural menopause treatment to alleviate some of their inconveniences and discomforts. There is plenty of speculation on the Internet as to the benefits of exercise to relieve symptoms, but is there any truth to it?

There’s not really a cut-and-dried way to answer that question, as there are a number of aspects to this broad issue.

First, there isn’t actually conclusive scientific research proving that exercise helps relieve menopause symptoms for most women, though there are a number of independent studies suggesting that it can certainly assist with specific symptoms.

Since our bodies go through so many changes during this stage of our lives, the risk for certain health problems increases, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Breast cancer
  • And more.

Leading a healthy lifestyle in general, including regular exercise and a healthy diet can help lessen the likelihood of developing these serious conditions.

Other benefits of exercise that can lead to relief of menopause symptoms include:

  • Preventing weight gain
  • Lowering stress levels
  • Preventing muscle loss
  • Acting as a natural anti-depressant
  • Increasing overall quality of life

Every woman’s body is different and we each experience a different combination of symptoms – however severe or mild – during menopause. Some of us will feel certain effects more than others, and there are some who could experience the entire range of menopausal symptoms with the volume turned up!

There are natural solutions that may help lessen the discomfort you’re in, and aren’t they worth a shot? After all, you could not only avoid the uncomfortable symptoms but you could also avoid drug-based solutions that could have undesirable side effects.

Study: Benefits of Exercise

CNN recently reported on a study done on menopausal women in Latin America that concluded that sedentary women were 28% more likely to suffer severe menopause symptoms than those who were more active.

Specifically, these sedentary women were 21% more likely to experience hot flashes and 17% more likely to feel depressed.

Would you like the upper hand in that scenario? Read on to find out what you need to do.

What Does it Mean to be Sedentary?

With so many Americans working at desk jobs these days, are you doomed to a sedentary lifestyle if you aren’t a competitive athlete in your spare time?

No, not at all. The CDC suggests the average woman should exercise two and a half hours per week, ideally a half an hour a day, five days a week.

Or if you prefer a more vigorous workout rather than a moderate one, then they recommend just 75 minutes a week. Fifteen minutes a day, five days a week would do.

What Does Adequate Exercise Consist of?

Basically, anything that gets your body moving, your heart rate up and preferably allows you to still be able to carry on a conversation without too much strain.

There are many ways you could get your light-to-moderate exercise on a regular basis. Look through the ideas in this article and see what appeals to you and fits your lifestyle. You might start getting relief from your menopause symptoms as soon as today!

Cardiovascular Benefits

There are many types of exercises with cardiovascular benefits, including:

  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Dancing

Women of all ages choose cardiovascular because short sessions can be squeezed in almost anywhere, anytime. Whether you’re walking your dog around your neighborhood, swimming at the hotel pool while on a business trip, or dancing in your living room when no one is watching, cardio can fit into just about any lifestyle.

Looking for something a little more structured? Try a dance class like Zumba, or if you’re ready for something more ambitious, how about a spin class at your local gym?

Because the risk of cardiovascular disease increases when you reach menopause, you can keep your heart healthier through regular, moderate cardio exercise.


Whether you enjoy the group dynamic of a yoga class or prefer to do yoga in the privacy of your own home, yoga can help relieve a number of menopause symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue

Strength Training

Osteoporosis becomes a real concern when we enter the menopause phase, as women then become much more likely to suffer a reduction in bone mass. Exercises that focus on strength training like using dumbbells or weight machines have been shown to:

  • Increase muscle strength
  • Build bone
  • Burn fat
  • Speed up metabolism

All of which can help combat menopause symptoms. If you’re searching for a natural menopause treatment to alleviate your hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, lack of libido, fatigue, or any other symptoms, why not ease into an exercise routine to increase your quality of life and reap both its physical and mental benefits?