It’s not you, it’s your hor­mones

We de­mys­tify the sur­pris­ing ef­fects of menopause that no-one talks about

Prevention (Australia) - - In This Issue - BY STEPHANIE OSFIELD

When you think of menopause, which side ef­fects come to mind? Hot flushes? Er­ratic pe­ri­ods? A muf­fin top that just won’t shift? Though th­ese clas­sic hor­monal blahs com­monly af­fect women dur­ing midlife, a host of lesser-known symp­toms may also kick in, tak­ing many women by sur­prise. The good news is that once you and your doc­tor re­alise your hor­mones are to blame there are some sim­ple strate­gies to help you re­turn to your old self.

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