Menopause is a life stage that all women will experience, but that doesn’t make the experience any less remarkable.
The average age of menopause is 51, according to the North American Menopause Society, though symptoms can begin far earlier than that. The changes it brings can range from minor to very unpleasant. Here are the best menopause videos online for 2016. They are informative, in-depth, and in some cases, humorous.
If you're looking for a comprehensive educational video about menopause, this is the one for you. From the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, this video discusses everything you need to know about the life change. It includes all of the symptoms and statistics, but also why menopause happens and the changes going on that you can't see.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) created this video to teach people the basics of menopause. From symptoms to treatment methods, you'll learn what to expect and how to minimize the unpleasant effects.
Bringing Menopause Out of the Closet: Sarah Jane Adams
You don't have to be young to have personal style, and you don't have to be quiet about menopause. In this video, Sarah Jane Adams shows what it's like to be unabashedly aging and beautiful. She talks candidly about menopause and the symptoms that have changed her life, painful sex being one of them. We love her candor and message of self-acceptance.
Dr. Kaunitz Discusses Menopause and Breast Cancer
Menopause creates unique difficulties for women who have a history of breast cancer. This video comes from the North American Menopause Society and discusses those unique challenges — namely, that women with a history of breast cancer should not take hormonal therapy to help cope with menopause. Fortunately, as the video details, there are other effective treatment options available.
Hot Flash: The Chronicles of Lara Tate
Wouldn't it be cool if menopause turned you into a superhero? In this humorous video from Amy Bruchwald and Danny Woodburn, a typical American housewife becomes just that. Lara Tate faces the disruptive symptoms of menopause and the people in her life just don't seem to understand.
How to Spot the Signs of Menopause
While there's no way to know for certain when menopause will begin to affect you specifically, you can be aware of these early signs and symptoms that could indicate its pending arrival. This video is from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and features Dr. Imogen Shaw, a general practitioner, who explains in simple language the things that women can look out for.
Loose Women Open Up About the Menopause and Their Relationships
Should you talk about menopause, and if so, when and with whom? These are a few of the questions the ladies of British chat show "Loose Women" discuss in this video. How menopause affects our relationships is somewhat taboo, but it does indeed affect them. It changes your moods, how you feel about yourself, and often whether or not you enjoy intimacy. Menopausal women entering into new romantic relationships may especially benefit from this one.
Natural Treatments for Menopause
What you eat can play a role in the severity of your menopause symptoms, according to this video from Dr. John Axe. He makes numerous recommendations that might be able to lessen your symptoms without prescription medication and hormonal treatments. Among them: cutting out sugar, cutting out soy, and increasing your consumption of healthy fats.
Mayo Clinic Minute: Three Menopause Facts to Know
If there were just three things you needed to learn about menopause, the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Stephanie Faubion believe these are the ones. First, you're not alone — menopause happens to all women with a regular menstrual cycle. We won't give away the other two, but with just over one minute in this video, it won't take you long to find them out.
Menopause at 30?!
Premature menopause is menopause that begins before age 40. And for the women it happens to, it can be a very unpleasant early guest. So, why would the ovaries shut down about 10 years earlier than the average onset? This video from Stuff Mom Never Told You talks about this and what young women can expect if it happens to them.
Menopause Minute: Why Can't I Sleep??
Insomnia is a common early symptom of perimenopause, the period leading up to menopause. In this video, Dr. Anna Garrett talks about this early sign of menopause and what you can do to alleviate it. She discusses the potential causes of perimenopausal insomnia, and treatments. Her suggestions include herbal supplements.
Sex After Menopause
It's no surprise that the sexual changes of menopause are some of the most concerning for some women. This video is a reminder that your sex life doesn't end with menopause.
Marla Martenson chats with Dr. Megan Fleming about those changes. Dr. Fleming is a sex and relationships expert, and shares practical advice and education surrounding sex after menopause.
Skin and Hair Changes During Menopause
Hot flashes and mood swings are far from the only symptoms women experience when going through menopause. You're also likely to see changes in your hair and skin. In this video, Dr. Holly L. Thacker of the Center for Specialized Women's Health at the Cleveland Clinic talks about how estrogen changes can affect the amounts of collagen in your skin during menopause. She also discusses why some women experience thinning and dry hair.
What Happens to Our Bodies During and After Menopause?
"Sixty and Me" is a YouTube show that discusses health and lifestyle concerns of older women. In this particular episode, the host and Julie Dargan, a nurse and naturopath, discuss the changes associated with menopause, including what to expect and what you can do to help minimize the negative symptoms. What's unique about this video is the discussion of how to adapt your lifestyle and eating habits to menopause, and the pros and cons of medications.
Yoga Routine for Menopause
Taking the time to relax and get regular exercise is important for general health, and it's particularly useful when you're going through menopause. This 30-minute yoga routine was made specifically for women in menopause. It uses breathing techniques to soothe disruptive symptoms, and features relaxing music and scenery too.