Even though I’m not quite 30 yet, I have been joking with my friends for years about how I’ll probably have an early menopause based on my mom and grandma’s experiences.It’s easy to make light of it during my 20s, but as the years pass, I realize just how unprepared I’ll really be if I don’t start doing research before it’s too late.
The decline of reproductive hormones (and all the frustrating symptoms that come along with it) is something every woman on Earthknows they’ll have to deal with eventually. But we often allow ourselves to put off really figuring out what to do about it until we’re in the throes of mood swings, hot flashes, and unpredictable metabolism changes.
The truth is that thisperiod of our lives really doesn’t have to be all that horrible of an experience.Take a look below to see 10 of the common mistakesmany women make whendealing with menopause.
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1. Putting Up With Hot Flashes
2. Falling For Negative Rumors About Hormone Therapy
3. Avoiding All Sugar
4. Taking Too Much Calcium
5. Eating As Much As Before
6. Only Doing Cardio
7. Not Drinking Enough Water
8. Giving Up On A Sex Life
9. Not Getting Enough Sleep
10. Skipping New Medical Screenings