Podcast Ep 8: What is Perimenopause? Menopause Symptoms and Latest Treatments

Podcast Ep 8: What is Perimenopause?  Menopause Symptoms and Latest Treatments

Women can spend 8-10 years leading up to menopause. That is a long time to experience a laundry list of possible symptoms such as exhaustion, weight gain, and hot flashes. Menopause is real and it’s time to talk about it more openly. Here with me today is Amanda Thebes, a fitness trainer, women’s health expert and author of Menopocalypse: How I Learned To Thrive During Menopause and How You Can Too. 

Amanda frankly shares what is going on in our bodies and what to expect in perimenopause and postmenopause. Every woman’s menopause story will be different, but it is a shared experience. If you are a woman, knowing what to expect during these perimenopause years can give you a lot of relief when the time comes. Learning about available treatments and resources will help you get through this. If you are a man, understanding what happens to women’s bodies as we get older is insightful and important as well. 

What’s In This Episode

1:32 Introduction

1:33 What motivated Amanda’s Book

6:03 What is perimenopause?

7:16 Symptoms of perimenopause

9:57 What is menopause?

13:30 Forced menopause

15:32 Hot Flash symptoms

18:05: Hormone Replacement Therapy

19:19 Estrogen matters 

21:04 Amanda’s treatment experience

23:53 Preventive benefit of estrogen therapy

25:56 Others things that women can do 

28: 47 Benefits of a starting a strength training program

29:28 Stress management

31:47 How we talk about ourselves

32:27 Amanda’s Four areas of focus

33:22 Sharing you experience with men

35:43 Takeaways from Amanda’s book

About Amanda

Amanda Thebe is a force of nature for women who are experiencing menopause hell and want to start feeling healthy and fit in their 40s and beyond.

“My quest in life is to be strong, healthy and informed.”

Through her very frank articles, hilarious social media posts and inspirational and entertaining talks, she’s here to help you find the tools to have more energy and zest for life, while making you laugh like a 20 year old throughout the process.

“With the right program and coaching I can help you fulfill your own fitness goals whatever your circumstances or stage of life.”Her exercise workouts and fitness tips have been featured in Breaking Muscle, Girls Gone Strong and Ultimate Sandbag Training. Her adoring fans and clients have called her a ‘resilient bitch’ and ‘an unstoppable inspiration’, with one woman naming her “the over 40 guru to watch in 2017.”

And when she’s not fitnessing, you can find her socializing with her family and friends and the occasional Netflix binge session with the hubby. She’s pretty ordinary really!

Amanda’s Website: Fit N Chips