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The discussion surrounding menopause often arises in the late 40s and early 50s for most women, but I firmly believe that awareness should begin much much earlier, in our 30s or even before that. As women, we carry numerous responsibilities and face countless challenges throughout our lives. From pursuing careers to navigating the joys and complexities of motherhood, we often find ourselves stretched thin, juggling multiple roles and priorities. However, amongst the hustle and bustle of daily life, we must not overlook the significance of understanding and preparing for menopause.

Menopause isn’t just a milestone; it’s a profound transition that can impact every aspect of our lives. Yet, many women are unprepared for its arrival, caught off guard by its physical and emotional effects. And the truth is, if life changing adversity and enormous shock strikes earlier in life, menopause can arrive sooner than expected, amplifying its impact and taking a huge toll on our well-being. I am 49, not yet experiencing peri menopausal symptoms, but that’s why I have been monitoring and managing my bloods and hormones very closely for the last 8 years. Subsequently I have also been supplementing my hormones where deficient for that long too, since I was in my very early 40 and experienced traumatic and sudden life changing events.

By initiating conversations about menopause at a younger age, we empower women to take more control of their health  and self care and better prepare for the journey ahead. Education and awareness pave the way for informed decisions and proactive measures to manage symptoms and optimize health during this transformative phase. Moreover, addressing menopause early on allows women to recognize the signs and symptoms that may indicate hormonal changes or early menopause onset. By listening to our bodies and seeking support when needed, we can navigate this transition with better resilience, grace and empowered wellbeing. 

I firmly believe that awareness about our hormones and menopause should begin much earlier for young women. Because life strikes. And our health to manage situations when it does, is paramount, regardless of whether you’re 20, 30, 40, 50 or older. By starting the conversation early and raising awareness, we pave the way for a future where women can navigate menopause before they begin to experience its symptoms. And therefore, be better prepared.

I always love to hear from you. Please comment below and let me know how this has landed for you? Hx😘

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