Menopause is not a sudden event, but it is a natural process of change that women in their 40s or 50s experience. It’s a phase in a woman’s life that often brings about mixed emotions.
From the thickness of your hair to your morning mood, your hormones have a huge impact on your daily life. If you’ve been feeling moody, ill, or just generally “off,” your hormones could be the culprit. Hormones are produced by several glands within our endocrine system, like the hypothalamus, pancreas, and pituitary. Each gland, which can be found throughout your body, produces a unique hormone which regulates a different aspect of our bodily functions.
If you’ve ever experienced a hot flash, you probably remember intimately the first time that it happened to you. The sudden feeling of heat, and warmth that pass through your body and make your face feel as if it’s beet red, followed by a chill after the flash passes. Hot flashes can also make your heart beat rapidly, and can bring on intense perspiration as your body struggles to process the sudden burst of heat.
Other than lung cancer, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among U.S. women. In fact, one in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, and they can turn to a variety of options for treatment. As prevalent as breast cancer is in the U.S., it stands to reason that ongoing research continues to be conducted to find a cure. In the meantime, there are several common treatment options for the disease, and understanding what they are and their pros and cons make it easier to take a proactive approach to the situation.
As if there aren’t enough productivity-hindering obstacles in the universe. Though the digital distractions can certainly add up (social media notifications, the 24-hour news cycle, YouTube, etc.), their impact on your productivity is relatively minor when considering the all-encompassing, motivation killing effects of mental fatigue.
All the well-intentioned, relevant, good advice is usually appreciated, but sometimes people just don’t realize what they’re saying to someone who suffers from migraines. When it comes to the excruciating pain and the helpless feeling that your head may split in half, most people can’t relate. In most cases, empathy trumps well-intentioned, relevant good advice.
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