What You Need To Know About The Symptoms Of Menopause Visible and Invisible

thrive in menopause Nov 09, 2021

When I first started having hot flashes, my husband just thought they were funny. He would laugh every time the room got too warm and ask me whether I was okay. It took a bit of convincing before he believed that there was something more to this than just being really hot all the time.

Like many women, I had no idea what menopause even meant or how it would affect me until after my 45th birthday when it happened for real. As with so many things in our society, we are never taught about menopause at school or college - not even as part of sex education!

Instead we learn from magazines and TV shows which make it seem like an easy transition into old age where you can lie around eating bonbons all the time.

What really is menopause? 

Many people have heard of menopause, but they may not know what it is. As you may already know, menopause is the process of transitioning from having regular periods to not. This includes all of the physical and emotional changes that happen during this time. 

Menopause occurs when a woman's ovaries stop producing eggs. At this point, the body stops releasing hormones that are needed for reproduction.

The truth is there are lots of changes happening at once and it can be really difficult time.

So, if you are at 40 this information will help you to navigate this change easier by starting now eating better.

It can be confusing to deal with so many different side effects at once! Read on to learn about the most common symptoms and how you can manage them.

"I know I'm not the only woman who gets hot flashes and night sweats. But what about those times when you're sitting in a meeting and you feel like your whole face is blushing? Or that time when it's cold outside, but you can't stop sweating? These are just some of the symptoms of menopause that we experience both visible and invisible."

Symptoms of Menopause Visible And Invisible

So you're over 40, and right now you might be wondering what is going on with your body.

It is not uncommon for women to experience changes in their lives as they approach menopause.

Invisible symptoms are those where there aren't any outward signs but they still happen nonetheless. One example would be weight gain due to decreased metabolism The best way to manage your experience with these various changes is to make sure you're aware of them before they start happening so that you can prepare yourself for what comes next.

Hormones can be unbalanced, making it difficult to sleep through the night or keep up with your day-to-day tasks.

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The symptoms of menopause will always be visible and controllable

Some women experience hot flashes, which can be extremely difficult to cope with and embarrassing to talk about.

While other women may experience night sweats that keep them up at night or mood swings that make them act out in ways they never would have before." I have had my share of moments when just the sight of my husband upset me. Angry for no reason, feeling of impatience over things that normally would not have bothered me.

The most important part of this journey that I have discovered working with my women over 40 clients as a Culinary Nutrition & Wellness Chef is that you can lessen your symptoms with changes in your diet. Because I have!

Hot flashes are a fact of life for most women. You can't stop them, but you can learn to live with them.

There are several visible symptoms that can occur with menopause,  include things like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness or itching and skin problems such as eczema or hives.

No matter how much your body changes as you age, one thing is certain—you will experience hot flashes! The good news is that there are ways to minimize this symptom.

Eat foods that help you feel feminine and confident

You might be experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings or vaginal dryness.

Many women find that eating certain foods can reduce these symptoms, allowing them to feel more confident and make them more comfortable during this time of their life.

Which is why I created this unique cooking chicshop as a way for women everywhere to reclaim their health and happiness through food!

Our gourmet menu that we choose is are designed specifically for menopausal women who want to look and feel their best while enjoying delicious meals made from whole foods that nourish both mind AND body.

The "Color Me Beautiful" Chicshop is a virtual gourmet food + wine cooking class for women who want to eat well, look good and feel great as they age. we'll show you how easy and fun eating healthy can be without dieting or restrictions.

I'll teach you the basics of nutrition for women during menopause, then walk you through recipes that are delicious AND good for you.

You'll learn what foods help with hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats & more.

Plus if you're worried about weight gain during this period - don't worry!

Our tips will help keep the pounds off while enjoying satisfying meals that put a smile on your face!

Menopause is a time of change, but that doesn't mean you can't feel comfortable. You might be experiencing hot flashes or mood swings (or both), and it's important to know what your body needs during this time.

It should come as no surprise that diet plays an important role in managing menopausal symptoms like anxiety, weight gain, fatigue, insomnia and forgetfulness—to name just a few!

The foods we've discussed are helpful for women going through the transition into perimenopause or after they have stopped menstruating completely.

Looking to feel more confident and feminine?

There are a lot of changes that come with menopause, both visible and invisible. The symptoms can be very different from woman to woman, but they usually begin around the age of 40.

What you might notice is irregular periods or hot flashes - these can last for days! There are other things going on in your body - vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, mood swings and more.

If you experience any of these symptoms it's important to talk to your doctor about what's going on. It could be something serious! I'm sure we've all heard stories about women turning into crazy cat ladies after hitting menopause... well maybe not exactly like that but there really is a change in hormones during this time which makes us feel differently than before.

Successful aging is not just about how we look and feel on the outside. It's also important that our body functions properly so that we look good on the outside as well. 

The first step in combating menopause is:

  • making sure you're healthy enough internally
  • don't forget about yourself- take care of your physical needs
  • stay connected with others who are going through the same thing
  • eating foods that will help relieve discomfort during menopause
  • make time for friends and family that have been there before your transition began

As you go through this process, it's important to remember that you're not alone in this journey!

If you're a woman in your 40s or 50s, chances are high that you've had some experience with menopause. The symptoms can be both visible and invisible, so it's important to know the difference.

Visible signs of natural hormone changes include vaginal dryness and hot flashes while more subtle but still equally uncomfortable symptoms may be insomnia, fatigue, irritability, mood swings, low libido and painful sex.

In this article I shared my top tips for addressing these common symptoms without resorting to prescription hormones which have been linked to increased risk of breast cancer as well as other health issues like blood clots and strokes. Sign up for my color me beautiful cooking class where we'll tackle topics related-to food +wine + menopause

Join us at our next event by clicking here or schedule a call to speak with us about your wellness needs if you have any questions!

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*The information on this site has not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. Nor is it intended as diagnosis, prescription, treatment or cure for any disease, mental or physical, and is not a substitute for regular medical care. If you are pregnant, nursing taking medication, or have a medical condition consult your physician before altering your diet.

About the Author

Milan Perry, HHP, MH

World-renowned wellness chef with an extensive background in nutrition, wellness and herbalism. She is the Culinary Nutrition & Wellness Chef of the Chic Women Don't Diet (CWDD) culinary + wellness coaching program. Milan went from working as a commercial print model which emphasized focusing on self to reinventing herself to focusing on the inner beauty that starts with health, wellbeing and the quality of food we eat. 

As a holistic wellness coach her mission is to help women rise above their challenges by guiding them through life's transitions with tools like cooking classes, healthy living and personalized health coaching.You want to look and feel amazing in your skin, enjoy some decadent dessert without the guilt, and lose weight in a healthy, holistic way (without dieting!) so that you can feel like you again.

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