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How Does Menopause Affect the Body? Common Symptoms & Ways to Help

Are you experiencing signs of menopause? You’re not alone. According to the North American Menopause Society, approximately 6,000 women in the U.S. reach menopause every day, or around 2 million per year.*

But how does menopause affect the body? And how do you know if you’ve started going through it? Let’s find out.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is when there’s a decline in reproductive hormones and the ovaries stop producing eggs. This leads to the eventual end of your menstrual cycle, and is diagnosed once you’ve gone 12 months without a period. Menopause in women typically happens between 45-55 years of age.

Common Menopause Symptoms

Menopause is a biological process that manifests with physical and emotional symptoms. Here are some common menopause symptoms:

  • Irregular periods prior to menopause (a.k.a. perimenopause)
  • Hot flashes and chills
  • Night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Thinning hair and facial hair
  • Dry skin, loss of collagen, acne
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight gain and slower metabolism

How to Treat Menopause Symptoms

Menopause is a journey and you will likely experience your own blend of symptoms. Talking to your healthcare provider is key to assessing what you’re experiencing and how to best treat common menopause symptoms. We’ve got solutions to help ease symptoms with hormone balance creams, skincare support, and body restoring products.

Midlife Balance Formula is a 2-daily supplement that provides powerful herbs like Red Clover, Black Cohosh, and Eleuthero to help bring soothing balance.

Gently cleanse and deodorize with pH Balancing Wash to support a healthy vaginal pH. Then, apply Intimate Moisturizer to soothe vaginal dryness with Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Gel, Chamomile and Calendula.

For the face, retinol is often recommended by dermatologists for dry skin and to treat signs of aging. Retinol A 1% Cream helps deliver hydration and give skin a firmer appearance. For the body, choose a rich moisturizer like Pure Cocoa Butter or a light moisturizer like Coconut Oil.

One way to improve sleep is to work on relaxing both body and mind. That’s where Magnesium Lotion comes in. Magnesium helps calm and soothe overworked muscles and joints while relaxing the mind.

If you’re looking for a little hormone therapy, a balancing cream may be the answer. Phytoestrogen Body Cream has naturally-occurring phytoestrogens, while Progesta-Care Plus Body Cream has plant-derived progesterone plus phytoestrogens.

Life-flo has been in the women-supporting and hormone balancing game for over 25 years. We’ve created products to help directly support hormone symptoms, including menopause symptoms, so that you can find your balance and feel more like yourself.

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*Grandview Research, 2023