Menopause is universal to all NextTribe readers (eventually), and too often our doctors and health care providers don’t give us the information we need. But NextTribe does!! We are committed to provide important coverage of all the issues and stages of menopause. We have the best writers on the case, talking to the best experts in the field.
Here is a handy index to all the stories we publish that give you the best advice on embracing the change.
Did you stop buying tampons at 45? 55? Later?Why does the age at which we stop menstruating vary so much … and does it make a difference?
Symptoms and Stages of Menopause
From thinning hair to pelvic floor droop, NextTribe has written about some of the most common, most vexing symptoms of menopause. We want you to feel knowledgeable about what you’re facing…and NOT alone. We all go through this and there’s comfort in hearing how other women have coped and what experts have to say.
How Society Views Menopause
Years ago—back when our knuckles dragged the ground—people would refer to menopause as “the change.” Just the same way they referred to a pregnancy as a woman being “with child” or “in the family way.” We should be way past these silly euphemisms that surround the female body, but too often they persist. Here’s more on how menopause is treated in society and what we can do about it.
Menopause and Mood
Is it me? Or is it menopause? These might be questions you’ve had at some point in your menopause journey. It’s common to feel like your psychic train has jumped the tracks at some point or another. We need the medical and healthcare community to pay more attention to this, and help us get through the psychological challenges of menopause.
Menopause and Sleep
Do you talk about sleep with your friends–trading stories and solutions–the way you used to talk about dieting? Lack of sleep is one of the most disturbing and unfair parts of menopause. Kids are gone–or at least old enough that they don’t wake you up in the middle of the night any longer for food or comfort–but it’s harder to enjoy delicious sleep.
Menopause and Weight Gain
Yeah it happens: That extra layer around your waist or around your thighs…or both. What’s going on? We look at all the reasons that a donut is particularly dangerous right now.
Menopause and Sex
Once you get into menopause, the term “rough sex” can have an entirely different meaning than what you had in mind in your dewy youth. Vaginal dryness can make sex painful, and maybe make you want to give up on it altogether. There’s no reason you need to go to the extreme of abstinence. These stories can help you get your groove back.
We are happy to share ways that you can get help for menopause symptoms. Some workplaces are so attuned to the issues faced by women our age that they offer flexibility to get their older employees through the change.
Bothersome, uncomfortable, embarrassing. So many of us would use these adjectives to describe hot flashes, those sensations that hit so many of us like burning sledge hammers during our menopausal years.
One of the best sources of information through history is women telling their stories and solutions. Now with a boost from the Internet, we want to honor this tradition and compile a collection of menopause experiences, updated every week with YOUR stories. What you’ve encountered in your menopause journey will help others know that they’re not alone…and not CRAZY, something so many of us feel at one point in the process or another.