My previous posting stirred up some fabulous conversation with women across various social media platforms and in casual conversations over coffee and wine in Baltimore.
I have been fascinated to understand the changes that will inevitably happen to me now that I am 50 and yes, fabulous! The “balance” of our hormones seems to be the core issue to relieving hot flashes, not to mention the continual changes women encounter in the journey to full menopause. To my complete surprise, I learned SO many women, are simply “toughing it out”! It’s 2014, why?
Many women in today’s society feel the pressure to take on more responsibility with a profession, raising a family, running a business, single parenthood, acting as caregivers to aging parents and they end up running on auto pilot (picture the energizer bunny!) Have we created a message inside our minds to say “oh, it’s just hot flashes, no sleep and I am miserable….tough it out”? I say, “NO.”
Women’s bodies were created to be healthy and in harmony and balance. Strength, energy, productivity and glowing health should be enjoyed throughout all stages of a woman’s life…right?
Women, by nature, are made to be strong and resilient. These attributes are necessary components to enable women to bear and raise children. I am very in tune with my body. I rarely get ill and when I do, I can feel it deep inside – even with the onset of a head cold.
Quite frankly, I am shocked that women are not demanding more information about their hormones. I have found in my research there are safe effective new therapies with regard to eliminating and relieving the changes we encounter on our journey through menopause.
When women “tough it out”, we are actually hurting our health. Do you know how critical it is for women to have balance in our hormones for our overall health? By not addressing our hormonal changes to bring them to balance women are hurting themselves in the long run. I am talking about women having issues with bone density, intestinal tract issues, bloating, unexplained weight gain, more fat cells, higher insulin levels and the obvious lack of sleep! I was amazed that in the past ten years, more women have experienced an increase in broken bones at ages 50+ than ever before.
These findings are getting me fired up, how about you?
I believe it is SO important to be involved in your health as a woman. One thing my mother did role model to both my sister and me from a very early age was to be invested in our bodies and ask questions. So I am asking the questions and I urge you to ask the questions and be bold. DO NOT SETTLE. My fellow fabulous female friends, we cannot afford to “tough it out” any longer! Heck, we don’t just want to live longer, we want to be vital and healthy into our 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Heck, I am shooting for my 100’s!
My quest to understand my changing body at 50 and be curious about cutting-edge treatments and therapies lead me to a resource in Baltimore dedicated to working with women experiencing hot flashes. The Maryland Center for Sexual Health (MCSH) is participating in this phase three trial. Currently, recruiting women, between the ages of 40 and 65, are experiencing any form of hot flashes. Substantial financial compensation is awarded for your time to participate – 4 visits over a 12-month period. The best part, you can continue to use this new product that is showing remarkable results in a final phase study. The rewards just might outweigh the financial return! To learn more and stay up to date on topics, trends and additional studies Click Here.
The MCSH is dedicated to the application of modern diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the treatment of a broad range of sexual dysfunctions and conditions experienced by men and women. In addition, the MCSH conducts an extensive range of therapeutic clinical drug trials, evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of new drugs for the treatment of numerous sexual problems.
I urge women reading this article to share the information with other women. Come out of the closet of “toughing it out” and know you are worth it – to live a full vibrant healthy life as you blossom like wild, wise flowers into the most fabulous years of your life! Just imagine a day with NO HOT FLASHES and sleeping throughout the night… not to mention a healthy body that is aging gracefully.