What is the average age of menopause in NZ

What is the average age of menopause in NZ?

Ladies, gather around because we're about to embark on a discussion about the average age of menopause in New Zealand!

But first, let's clarify what exactly menopause is by starting with a little bit of science. Menopause is the natural end of a woman's reproductive life, marked by the permanent cessation of menstrual periods.

The average age of menopause is 51 globally, but it can occur as early as the late 30s or as late as the early 60s.

It's important to note that menopause can be influenced by a variety of factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and medical history. So, even though 51 is the average age, it's just that - an average. Think of it as the mean between the highs and lows on a graph.

But why should we even care about the age of menopause? Well, for starters, it can impact a woman's life in a variety of ways. Menopause can bring about physical changes such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. It can also bring about emotional changes and potentially impact a woman's relationships and work life.

But don't worry, ladies! There are several treatments available to help alleviate the symptoms of menopause, including hormone therapy, lifestyle changes, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture and herbal remedies.

I you are not keen, there are some natural alternatives to menopause that can help alleviate symptoms:

  1. Diet and nutrition: Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in processed foods and added sugars can help regulate mood, reduce hot flashes, and promote overall health. Pure Me has a range of weight loss products as part of a Very Low Calorie Diet that may assist.

  2. Exercise: Regular exercise, such as walking, yoga, or strength training, can improve mood, reduce stress, and promote good sleep.

  3. Herbal remedies: Herbs that contain phytoestrogens, plant-based compounds that can help reduce hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. Pure Me Balance is high in phytoestrogens, predominately Raspberry leaf.

  4. Mind-body therapies: Techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, and deep breathing can help reduce stress, improve sleep, and promote overall well-being.

  5. Acupuncture: This traditional Chinese practice involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to promote balance and improve health. Some women find that acupuncture can help relieve symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep disturbances.

It is important to note that while these natural alternatives may provide relief for some women, they may not work for everyone and may interact with other medications. It's always best to consult with a healthcare provider before trying any new treatment.

So, what can we do to prepare for this menopausal journey? The best thing you can do is educate yourself. Take control of your health by speaking with your doctor, reading up on the topic, and surrounding yourself with a support system, like signing up to get regular Pure Me updates.

In conclusion, the average age of menopause in New Zealand is around 51 years old, but every woman's journey is unique. It's important to educate yourself and prepare for the physical and emotional changes that may come with menopause.

So enjoy this quick dive into the world of menopause in New Zealand. Happy menopausal adventuring and remember to embrace the change!