Menopodcast

Menopodcast

Two modern women chatting about The Change...This Is Not Your Mother’s Menopause!... Show More
March 13, 2019 42 min

This week Sarah and Julia read chapter 7 of What Would Virginia Woolf Do? (Affiliate link) by Nina Lorez Collins – and this chapter is entitled “Health”.

The author runs down an entire laundry list of health problems that affect women of a certain age. And while it’s not always super fun to think about these problems, it’s much better to be prepared and take action than to ignore them until they get worse.

These are also not all related to or due to menopause. Some are just because we’re getting older. So some good and bad news in that.

We’ve discussed many of these health issues on the show in the past, but we’ll spend a little time going over the biggest concerns we have.

In case you’re interested, here’s a list of afflictions aging women may encounter:

Vaginal dryness

Hot flashes

Incontinence

Insomnia

Snoring

(afternoon slump)?

Brain fog

Osteoporosis

Osteopenia

Cancer

Heart disease

Eyesight loss

Hearing loss

High cholesterol

High blood pressure

Diabetes

STDs

Arthritis

Thyroid problems

Gum disease

And here are some Health Screenings to consider:

Mammogram

Colonoscopy

Cervical cancer

Blood work

Eyes an ears

Let us know what you think – and what health issues are your biggest concerns.

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