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Radio Menopause - Introduction

Episode 1 transcript.

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Welcome to ‘Radio Menopause’, a brand-new podcast that discusses various issues surrounding Menopause. I'm Ruth, owner & founder of Chemist & Co Skin Clinic, and I’m excited to start this journey with all of you.

You might wonder what Radio Menopause is about. We plan to explore and discuss various aspects of menopause based on scientific evidence. Menopause is a journey that every woman goes through, yet the information around it is often surrounded by misconceptions.

Before we dive deep into the world of menopause, let's start with the basics. What is menopause? Menopause is officially diagnosed when a woman has gone 12 months without a menstrual period. This means that her ovaries have completely stopped releasing eggs. So menopause is really just one day in the whole life of a woman

The stage leading up to menopause is called Perimenopause. During this phase, hormones are unpredictable and annoyingly fluctuate daily. This roller coaster of hormones causes a lot of the best-known symptoms like hot flushes, irregular periods and the famous mood swings. Many women find they can trace these early symptoms into their 30s.

After menopause, a woman will live the rest of her life in post-menopause. In this phase, symptoms like hot flushes and night sweats might diminish but research shows that postmenopausal women develop a higher risk of developing chronic problems like osteoporosis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Our goal with this podcast is to provide evidence-based information, support, and a sense of community for women navigating through menopause and for those who want to understand and support the women in their lives. Menopause is a natural process that we cannot control. However, learning more about how menopause affects our bodies, what replacement therapies are best, and how diet and exercise are powerful tools - will enable us to make informed decisions and age actively. 

Each episode of Radio Menopause will feature some information and practical tips covering various aspects of menopause, from nutrition and fitness to mental health and relationships and more.

Whether you're a woman experiencing menopause, a friend or a partner supporting someone through it, or just curious, we are here for you. Together, we'll navigate the challenges, celebrate the victories, and build a supportive community that embraces the power and wisdom that comes with menopause.

Are you ready to join us? Hit the subscribe or follow button to make sure you get every episode. I'm Ruth, signing off for now, but remember, the conversation continues on Radio Menopause!


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