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Menopause affects every woman. Actually, it is clear that we should know as much as possible about it. To be prepared for what is coming or what is happening to us right now. To be able to deal with it. And to be able to determine how we live in this phase of our life. This is fucking important. It’s funny how nobody talks to us about it. NOBODYTOLDME is here to change that.


there is no substitute for a good night’s sleep. But what if all of a sudden we can no longer sleep well, or if we wake up more and more often at night and then start to brood? And what does our sleep have to do with our hormones?


On the way to the menopause we can be plagued by mood swings. If we have suffered from PMS before, there is a high probability that we will be overwhelmed by anger, sadness or depression even during perimenopause and sometimes for unknown reasons afterwards.


The libido of us women is quite complex anyway. And it doesn’t get any easier with menopause: for some of us, lust becomes less. No wonder: many experts say that our libido is determined up to 70% by our hormones. And that’s what menopause is all about. One more reason to go deeper into this.


It is enough to have slept badly for a few nights to be exhausted. When the normal madness of everyday life comes over you, you just want to pull the blanket over your head and sleep. And most of the time you can’t even do that.


The decrease in estrogens can lead to sluggishness of the bowel with the same diet. In other words: even here it does not flow as smoothly. If we know this, we can understand it better and act accordingly


Ever tried sliding on a water slide without water? That’s roughly how it feels when the skin gets dry not only on the outside but also on the inside. Vaginal dryness is another menopause topic that is not likely to be discussed over a casual coffee. What a pity, because many of us are affected by it. Fortunately we don’t have to endure it


Suddenly we gain weight without eating more. The main reason for this: as we get older, we lose muscle mass. And less muscle mass means less basal metabolic rate. So if we want to maintain our weight, we cannot simply continue to eat as before. But how then?


‘What was her name again? Shit, I can’t remember her name, even though she was introduced to me the other day. “Brain Fog” is what the English call it. Our brains are in a fog. Clear thinking? Only rarely possible now. To concentrate? That was yesterday. And no, it’s not an early form of dementia, and it’s not a brain tumor. It’s just that less and less estrogen can dock with the receptors in our brain because there’s just less of it.


We are afraid of all the things we do not know. If no one has told us yet what we can experience during the menopause, then we have to find out for ourselves. Because what we know, we can classify better. And of course we can also deal with it better


As we have already learned in other articles on this page, menopause strikes most women more or less unprepared. At some point, the bag of tricks of the trade opens slowly and it becomes clear that the previously unknown symptoms must be caused by the hormonal changes. "However, the unpleasant side effect of this therapy…
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Idea & Editing: Frank Brendel, Production: notamtam


Dr. Christina Enzmann is a gynecologist and certified member of the North American Menopause Society. She completed her education at the renowned university hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf – the UKE – and worked there until she moved to Baltimore in the USA due to family reasons. In addition to her clinical work, she has set herself the task of helping women with menopausal symptoms. “I want to help every woman in this important phase of her life to get the information she needs to make the right choice for herself.” Dr. Enzmann advises us on all medical questions.”