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Working from your Bed, why Menopause in the workplace is needed.

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It’s a Low Progesterone “working from bed” kind of day for me!  I’m fortunate that I understand and check my hormone levels regularly.  And even more blessed that I’m self-employed and can work from anywhere, including my Bed, around my bleed.  This is why we need more support and education around "Menopause in the Workplace".

My natural Prozac has plummeted.

Most of my girlfriend and clients don’t understand their Period cycle before Peri Menopause let alone the changes during it.  The school education around the Menstrual cycle fails women of all ages, teaching us very little about the monthly period or helping us to understand hormone changes and symptoms.

My period is 8 days late, the joys of being 45 (thanks Peri), I’m cold and tired.  Thankfully I only get these 2 symptoms plus the irregular period and don’t suffer from the other symptoms linked to low progesterone.

Peri Menopause women often struggle with oestrogen dominant symptoms due to low progesterone -  PMS, irritable moods, anxiety, depression, weight gain, bloating, irregular or absent periods, heavy periods, breast tenderness, low sex drive, migraines and headaches when their levels drop.  Now you can see why “Menopause in the Workplace” education and support is such a big deal.

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It can be difficult for women to tell if the peri menopause symptoms are just usual tiredness and stress of everyday life, or a more serious problem within the body.  Hence why it’s important for women to track their cycle and symptom and listen to their bodies needs.

Progesterone is the anti-inflammatory hormone that a woman’s body produces before ovulation to enhance the change of becoming pregnant, thickening the lining of the uterus preparing to receive a fertilised egg.  It has a calming, soothing effect balancing the oestrogen (a bit like a natural Prozac), raising serotonin levels in a woman’s brain helping to cope with moods, depression and insomnia.

What can you do naturally in Peri menopause as your progesterone drops?

  • You can eat more foods that are rich in zinc, selenium like shellfish, magnesium
  • Take supplements such as vitamin B complex and C, important for making progesterone
  • Look at herbal remedies that can help too.
  • Try to control your stress levels as when stressed your body releases cortisol instead of progesterone.  Join me for Hypnosis, Meditation, EFT or Natural remedies
  • Book a Hormone Dutch Test with me The Hormone Fairy.
  • Get support in the Workplace
  • Join the Thrive through Menopause Retreat to understand your body
  • Make sure you’re in the Get Back to You Club

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