Menopause: a word that stirs mixed feelings and is shrouded in myths. While it’s a natural part of ageing for women, many of its intricacies remain elusive. So, let’s debunk the unknowns and empower ourselves with facts and actionable biohacks.
1. Menopause Can Start Earlier Than You Think
Fact: Studies show that 1 in 100 women experience early menopause before the age of 40.
Biohack: Regular ovarian reserve tests can help monitor your fertility and hormone levels, aiding in early detection.
2. It’s Not Just Hot Flashes
Fact: Approximately 20% of menopausal women experience anxiety or depression, according to the North American Menopause Society.
Biohack: Daily mindfulness meditation has shown effectiveness in reducing mood swings.
3. Weight Gain Is Hormonal
Fact: Oestrogen influences fat distribution, and its decline during menopause can lead to weight gain.
Biohack: Include phytoestrogens like flaxseeds and soy in your diet to balance hormones naturally.
4. Sex Doesn’t Have to Hurt
Fact: Nearly 50% of postmenopausal women suffer from vaginal dryness, but only 20% seek help.
Biohack: Coconut oil serves as a natural, chemical-free lubricant.
5. Your Skin Will Change
Fact: Collagen decreases about 1% per year during and after menopause, according to studies.
Biohack: Vitamin C serums can stimulate collagen production.
6. The Risk of Osteoporosis Increases
Fact: Up to 20% of bone loss can occur in the first 5–7 years post-menopause.
Biohack: Weight-bearing exercises like walking or dancing can help maintain bone density.
7. Menopause Affects Sleep
Fact: Insomnia affects almost 60% of menopausal women.
Biohack: Opt for blue-light blocking glasses in the evening to improve sleep quality.
8. Memory May Suffer
Fact: A study in Menopause Journal indicated cognitive decline in 60% of menopausal women.
Biohack: Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to improve cognitive function.
9. Menopause Is Not an Illness
Fact: Menopause is a natural life transition with hormonal, physical, and psychological changes.
Biohack: Adaptogenic herbs like Ashwagandha can help the body adapt to stress.
10. Biohacking Can Help
Fact: Lifestyle changes can significantly impact menopausal symptoms.
Biohack: Intermittent fasting can aid in weight management and hormone balance.
Empowering ourselves through knowledge and actionable steps can turn menopause into a journey of self-discovery and well-being. For more comprehensive strategies, consider seeking expert advice tailored to your needs.
If you found these insights eye-opening and are seeking a comprehensive guide to navigate the complexities of menopause, you might benefit from my latest book, “Get Your Sexy Back: Biohacking Your Menopause Journey.”
This book merges cutting-edge biohacking strategies with deep insights, offering a groundbreaking guide to reclaiming your vitality during and after menopause. Instead of viewing menopause as a disruptive stage of life, why not seize it as an opportunity to renew, revitalise, and reclaim your ‘sexy’? After all, knowledge is power, and it’s never too late to get your sexy back.
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