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Menopause is the end of your monthly period, but it’s not the end of your life.

Here’s the truth behind some common menopause myths.

All menopausal women suffer from bad hot flashes, night sweats and have trouble sleeping.
Not all women have these symptoms. Many can go through “the change” without significant symptoms.

Women gain a lot of weight after menopause.
Although many women do gain, it is not always a problem. Often a woman’s body composition changes; such as increases in body fat% and decreases in lean body mass. Follow a good exercise routine and diet to prevent weight gain during your middle years.

A woman’s sex life is over.
Women can have a normal testosterone level and can continue to enjoy sex life. If vaginal dryness is a problem, there are lubricants and bio-identical creams that can help.

Women will continue to have normal function of other organs if they are feeling good.
Actually, women begin to develop heart disease after menopause and exceed men in this problem around age 70. They also have more bone loss, which can end up in fractures. They need to have a physician who can prevent these problems in a natural way, rather than taking synthetic drug hormones.

Women who take good care of their bodies and minds can continue to enjoy life long after menopause. For more information to find out if you are in Menopause continue reading here or schedule a meeting with Dr. Sinda.