8 Best Menopause Videos of 2013
The Truth About Menopause
Menopause, or “the change” as it’s often called, is a very unique time in a woman’s life. Menstruation comes to an end. The ovaries shut down, and you’re no longer fertile. Plus, hot flashes arrive. Night sweats can be intense, and the rollercoaster of symptoms begins. Each woman’s experience is very different, but one thing is for certain: We could all use a little help and a few laughs when the time comes.
These eight menopause videos share important medical information related to menopause, as well as the hilariously funny side of the women going through it. Prepare to laugh and learn.
Real Women Share the Funny Side of Menopause - The Poise Hot Flash Road Show
Poise, the maker of feminine wellness products, brings a few laughs for menopausal women. In these short video interviews, several perimenopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal women share their experiences with the change of life. It’s an honest, frank, and often funny look at the reality all of us women eventually face.
HOT FLASH MOB / Menopause Rap - Karen Mills
Comedian Karen Mills wears many hats, as all women do. In this video, she dons the hat of musician, dance leader, and rapper. For just a few minutes, put aside your worries about your changing body, and laugh at this hilarious take on low hormones, chin hairs, and weight gain. There’s not a lot of scientific information, but you just might find yourself dancing and singing along soon. Just remember: “We’re sweaty but we’re fun.”
Hot flash! A Menopause-Themed ‘Who Knew’
Morning talk show stars Kathie Lee and Hoda have a reputation for being very honest, even blunt, about the realities of middle age. In this video, the two unearth some wacky and wonderfully fascinating change-of-life trivia. NBC Diet and Health Editor Madelyn Fernstrom and NBC Universal Chief Medical Officer Tanya Benenson explain the truth behind these myths and give advice on preventing some of the peskiest menopausal symptoms.
Menopause - Symptoms and Tips
Sometimes, a little straight talk is just what the doctor ordered. This video explains exactly what is happening to your body during menopause. With great detail, the video outlines what physical and psychological symptoms you can expect. It also addresses the physical changes that may happen, including pelvic prolapse. Lastly, the clip gives advice for helping you prevent some of the most common problems related to menopause, such as osteoporosis. It’s good information for anyone nearing menopause.
Kathy Smith Talks About Hot Flashes, Perimenopause and Menopause
Fitness expert and workout guru Kathy Smith is entering perimenopause, the earliest stages of menopause. She’s led a healthy, active life, but as the change nears, she, like many women, is wondering if what she’s experiencing is normal.
In this video, Smith breaks down the basics: what menopause is, what the symptoms are, and how soon symptoms begin. She also talks about how the social and family changes many women experience around the same time as menopause can compound the effects of menopause. It can be an overwhelming time in life, but as Kathy says, “We’re going to get through it.”
The Cosby Show - Menopause
One of America’s favorite families tackles “the change” with the humor we grew to love during their eight seasons on air. In this clip, Claire Huxtable has let slip that she thinks she’s going through menopause. Her family has bought into all the myths and misconceptions, including memory loss and mood swings. With her typical grace and hilarity, she tackles the topic head on, at one point diving head first into a freezer.
Watch this video over and over, and send it to your family members when they seem to be tiptoeing around you. It’s a reminder to all that menopause is real but the clichés aren’t.
Chonda Pierce - Menopause Parking (Stand Up)
Have you seen parking spaces reserved for expectant mothers? Comedian Chonda Pierce has a hilarious take on why these spaces should be moved to the back of the parking lot. Plus, she has a recommendation for what should go in their place: menopause parking.
Menopause Facts, Signs & Menopause Symptoms
Is this normal? It’s a question every menopausal woman will ask herself at least once during the change. It’s also a question British physician and women’s health expert Dr. Annie Evans can help answer.
In this video, Evans explains the often overlooked earliest symptoms of perimenopause. These include sleep difficulty, joint aches, and flu-like symptoms. She outlines all of the physical and psychological changes women may experience from the very beginning to the very end in great detail and even with great humor. It’s a refreshingly honest look at menopause, what it does to our bodies, and how to cope.
Embrace Menopause with Knowledge and Humor
Many women spend their entire lives dreading menopause. It seems that we meet this phase of our lives with great angst and worry. However, we don’t have to. As these eight videos show, our 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond can be a happy, vibrant time in life.
These videos also help you understand what your body is doing, how you can cope with it, and what life will be like on the other side. And because all of this can get overwhelming, a few of these clips can help you forget it all and just laugh.