Do You Need To Prepare For Menopause?

Written by Alicia Simpson

Youíre probably asking, "Is there really a way to prepare for menopause?" The answer is yes and no. Itís not like you can go to your calendar and write "menopause" on September 22, 2025. Itís not that easy, although most women sure wished it was; however, although we may not knowrepparttar exact date that menopause will begin, we can prepare for it by being informed and learning as much as possible aboutrepparttar 145739 subject.

Fromrepparttar 145740 time of your first period until your 40ís, your ovaries produce estrogen in response to monthly follicle maturation. Both estrogen and progesterone are responsible forrepparttar 145741 monthly menstrual cycle and both are produced using male hormones. During her reproductive years, a womanís ovaries produce more estrogen than testosterone. As menopause nears,repparttar 145742 estrogen level declines whilerepparttar 145743 male hormone levels stay aboutrepparttar 145744 same. Lacking former levels of estrogen to counteract them, hair growth onrepparttar 145745 face and oily skin may begin to crop up duringrepparttar 145746 years right before menopause in some women.

As Age Reach 40, Changes Happen

A woman is born with approximately one half million eggs. Over time, that number decreases as some are reabsorbed back intorepparttar 145747 ovarian lining. As a woman ages get older,repparttar 145748 number of eggs available for release also diminishes. As a result, from about age 40, a womanís period will begin to change.

In her mid-40s a woman becomes perimenopausal. The period of time from perimenopause to postmenopause can take 5 to 10 years. A full decade before you become menopausal, changes are happening in your body that begins to setrepparttar 145749 stage forrepparttar 145750 transition from reproductive to nonreproductive states. Up to 50% of women are beginning to experience hot flashes inrepparttar 145751 two-year period before cessation of menstruation. Menstruation at this time is also likely to be erratic. During this period a woman is considered to be perimenopausal.

Dating Success: Dress to Attract the Man of Your Dreams

Written by Terry Hernon MacDonald

In order to attractrepparttar man of your dreams, it helps to dress in a way that honors your beautiful body. When I userepparttar 145633 word "honor," I don't mean you should dress like a nun or hide yourself in an ankle-length skirt and a turtleneck.

But you should wear only clothes that makerepparttar 145634 best of your unique shape. Too many fleshy women (and there are lots of men who prefer robust females over skimpier lasses) are currently wanderingrepparttar 145635 planet in low-rise jeans and tank tops, which results in a phenomenon known as "muffin top." In other words, they're walking around with a wedge of flab over their waistbands. Not a good look.

Before you hop on whatever trend they're pushing in InStyle magazine, ask yourself ifrepparttar 145636 look works for you and your beautiful body. I once read an interview withrepparttar 145637 actress Sela Ward, in which she said she chooses clothes to show off her amazing flat stomach but avoids items that expose her flabby thighs. You see, nobody's perfect!

The key is to emphasize what you do have and to detract from what you don't. Buy onlyrepparttar 145638 clothes that you know you'll put on over and over again because they make you feel fantastic. Think twice about any garment heralded by women's magazines as "must-have" items. The only "must-haves" in life are oxygen and self-esteem.

Which brings me to my next subject: When you go out to a club, a bar or a party, you will notice that 3/4 ofrepparttar 145639 other women are half naked. Yes, some of them look quite good half naked (whilerepparttar 145640 other half look quite scary), but dressing provocatively often attractsrepparttar 145641 very guys a woman would do better to avoid.

Put it this way: If you don't leave anything torepparttar 145642 imagination, you usually attract a guy with no imagination.

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