Let’s face it, the women who came before us avoided talking about menopause whenever possible and, if it was absolutely necessary to mention this totally natural process of the female body, they’d avoid using the word “menopause,” instead referring to it in cryptic euphemisms like “The Change.” Thankfully, we now live in a time when women can talk about important health issues without whispering or turning to fake names, but it’s easy to see why “The Change” became code for “menopause” for several generations of women.

The fact is, when women reach a certain age (typically their mid-to-late 40s, though…

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We’re sure you know by now (which is why you’re here!) that when women reach a certain age (typically the mid-to-late 40s, but perimenopause can begin as early as the mid-30s naturally and can be medically induced at any age), our bodies undergo a host of changes, all housed under the general umbrella of “menopause.” From dry hair and weight gain to hot flashes and mood changes, perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms run the gamut from mildly annoying to extreme. …

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