Participants: Curtis & Paula Eakins
Series Code: AL
Program Code: AL00189A
00:01 Ladies, I need for you to get your family together
00:04 and come and sit down to listen to this show.
00:08 It is such an important topic
00:10 and everybody needs to know what's going on.
00:13 The title, Cause for the Pause, stay by.
00:44 Hi! Welcome to Abundant Living.
00:46 This is Curtis Eakins your co-host
00:48 and I would like to introduce my
00:49 beautiful bride Paula Eakins.
00:51 How are you doing today?
00:53 I'm doing wonderful. Just wonderful,
00:55 you're doing wonderful everyday.
00:56 Thank you. You're welcome.
00:58 I've been wonderful everyday, God is good everyday.
00:59 God is good everyday. Everyday.
01:01 And, God is good. Absolutely.
01:03 Now, we're gonna Cause for the Pause.
01:06 Absolutely, absolutely. That's what you said,
01:07 right. Absolutely, absolutely. Now, again I didn't say this
01:10 from the outset that this is a part of the Women's
01:13 Health series and so it's gonna be a running series
01:16 just on ladies only.
01:18 Now, men you can listen as well,
01:19 but again these are some health issues
01:21 that women are experiencing and so we gonna let you
01:24 tell the ladies Cause for the Pause is what topic
01:29 we're talking about. Well, you know,
01:30 I like what you said about the men. It's too good.
01:33 These programs are really designed,
01:36 mainly whenever women are going to different changes
01:40 in her lives. She is a kind of experiencing
01:42 about herself and lot of times the family
01:44 do not understand what she is experiencing
01:47 and why she is acting a certain way or
01:49 what's going on with her. And, so these programs
01:51 are designed to not only help her,
01:54 as she is moving through
01:55 these different transitions in her life,
01:57 but also to help the family, the husband,
01:59 the children to know that when she is going through
02:02 these different changes or journeys in her life,
02:04 as to what is really happening
02:09 and then how to get the help that she really needs to have,
02:11 the information she needs to have
02:12 to get the help that is needed because I'm telling
02:14 you right now on a subject like menopause
02:17 once that starts up and if it's not understood
02:19 by her or her family there is going to be
02:22 trouble in the camp.
02:24 Trouble in the camp, of course. That's
02:25 the house, the camper, that's their apartment,
02:29 the condo and everything.
02:31 Okay, also, those who maybe living in tents. Okay, trouble.
02:35 That includes the tents as well.
02:36 In the place of dwelling, alight. You name it.
02:38 You know, I said now when we do travel
02:39 throughout this country in the broad
02:41 of course you've a PowerPoint presentation
02:43 on the menopause, cool answers for a hot topic.
02:47 Absolutely. And, so of course all the women out there
02:50 and of course I take the man, and I'll talk about
02:53 prostate health and sexuality,
02:54 you have the women and I've set in on one of your sessions
02:58 and they really make it real and so, but again
03:02 like you said before a lot of husbands and wives,
03:05 they are experiencing these things together
03:07 and the marriage is compromised.
03:09 Absolutely, absolutely. Because the wives
03:10 going through some changes, we talk about that
03:12 and this is one part of the series, by the way
03:14 we'll comeback we go to the another part
03:16 and then the husband may not know
03:18 or understand what's going on as well.
03:19 So, therefore there are some problems of for us in marriage
03:22 and communication problems as well.
03:25 So, let's talk about menopause,
03:26 let's define the term and about some ages
03:30 and some stats, let's talk about that.
03:32 Well, actually menopause is the stopping
03:34 of menstruation for at least 12 months,
03:36 when there is no menses for 12 months
03:39 then basically a woman is in that era
03:41 already of actually menopause.
03:43 How many over 40 million women and counting,
03:47 still the numbers are going up,
03:49 the average age, well, between the ages
03:52 of 45 and 50, 45 and 55 is when, Okay.
03:56 we actually, when is the note as the menopause era.
03:59 However, the average age is about 51 years of age.
04:02 Okay, so the range can be, it's a wide range.
04:05 A very wide range. We had to put one number
04:07 as the medium age, 51, it would be like 51,
04:09 which is wise to make dad in the middle
04:11 of the baby boomer, so I think that every,
04:14 so many seconds someone as menopausal
04:17 talking to that stage. Yes, yes.
04:19 So, I think every 7 seconds, someone turn 50.
04:23 Someone. So, I mean this is a hot topic right here.
04:25 Very hot topic now. And you talk about,
04:27 so it has to be a woman, who is experiencing
04:30 no menstruation for at least 12 months.
04:34 That's right, for 12 months. You know, that period
04:36 is considered to be menopause. Right, right.
04:39 Officially, alright. Officially. Now, there is some,
04:42 you said...What are the different stages of menopause
04:44 or the different stages of that? Yeah, there
04:45 are different states. Number one is called, perimenopause.
04:48 Peri. Which we always say that somewhere in that timeframe
04:52 in the 30s or your early 40s, is the first time you should
04:55 go in and so having your first testing
04:57 done to see how you stand. Estrogen progesterone
05:00 testosterone, all those levels, we're going to talk about
05:02 that later. To kind to get a count on where
05:04 you are health wise and that's first one pre,
05:07 it can actually be very, very younger, that could be
05:10 a younger age in other words that it can actually start.
05:12 This is when you start having a heart palpitations,
05:15 mood swings, joint pain, memory loss. Okay.
05:20 That's some of the signs that you're actually
05:21 moving into that, you're going into, that pre,
05:23 that's a peri or pre, menopausal time,
05:24 yeah, menopausal time. Okay.
05:26 And, there is also a stage called artificial menopause.
05:29 Artificial menopause means that for some reason
05:32 or another the ovaries have to be removed
05:34 and once those ovaries are removed
05:36 than of course it automatically puts
05:37 women into a menopause also.
05:39 So, that's the or surgical menopause.
05:42 Surgical, it's called surgical.
05:44 Fibroids, cancer, whatever, okay. That's right
05:45 that's right. Now, when you go through
05:46 the surgical menopause of course,
05:48 this is really an issue for the ovaries
05:49 and once the ovaries are removed
05:51 or disturbed then of course it set
05:53 you also up for menopause. Alright.
05:55 Okay, what are some other things because,
05:58 along with that also you got of course lack of blood
06:01 to the actual ovary itself once again then.
06:03 What about chemo and radiation.
06:07 Any chemoradiations, actually chemo drugs
06:08 are given to a woman at that age,
06:10 early age timeframe, then have to be 51
06:11 once again it's disturbing the cells of the body,
06:15 disturbing the uterus and the ovaries
06:18 and so with that in mind it puts her into
06:20 what would be called the artificial.
06:22 Artificial meaning that, it stops
06:24 before its suppose to, it normally happen. Right,
06:27 okay. Okay. And, I know that people who
06:30 don't go through chemotherapy,
06:31 there's a nick name for several times
06:34 like that chemo brain, chemo fog
06:36 because it destroys your brain cells,
06:38 but also destroys or affects the ovaries
06:41 and one of the nick names is chemo pause. Right,
06:44 Menopause, chemo pause. That's right, that's right,
06:46 that's right. When we are going through that treatment
06:48 because of the devastating affects of that
06:51 go right into menopause as well.
06:53 Well Curtis there are stages.
06:55 When we talk about the history.
06:56 Yeah. The first time that information started out about
06:59 women whenever go to see their doctors not understanding
07:01 what was going on, of course once again like PMS.
07:05 Umm! Umm! Menopause is a misunderstood subject.
07:08 Okay. Misunderstood and mistreated.
07:10 That's the reason why we have a program like this.
07:12 To educate both the woman and the family, alright.
07:15 You know, in the 1940s. Okay.
07:17 They thought it was an estrogen issue. Alright.
07:18 And estrogen is of course related to
07:21 the growth development, the female sex hormones also,
07:26 also her character. Okay.
07:28 So, estrogen, they figured okay.
07:30 Let us give her some extra estrogen.
07:31 And she would be okay. She would be fine.
07:33 Alright. Oh! No, no, no. That wasn't enough.
07:34 Then they went to progesterone.
07:36 Okay. Now, they started coming in and complaining
07:37 again then that was in the 1970s,
07:39 must be a progesterone issue, a progesterone
07:43 I'm sorry is breast and bone health
07:45 Okay, now we're talking about.
07:47 Emotional stability. Mood swings.
07:49 Of course mood swings. And that kind of other things.
07:51 So, we got estrogen in the 40s. Yes.
07:52 Now, added with that in the 70s,
07:54 that's right, progesterone alright.
07:56 And with that something else in addition to that.
07:58 And, they create problems, problems with the libido
07:59 that's a sex drive, it is like going down,
08:02 going down, alright so that's. So, discover another hormone.
08:06 A different issue. Progesterone along with
08:09 the last one testosterone. Okay.
08:11 Yes, indeed ladies we do have testosterone also
08:15 small, small amounts not a lot,
08:17 but that's also related to bone health,
08:19 stability, not say stability, I'm talking
08:22 about the bone health as well. Okay.
08:23 And, then also along with that the energy is getting lower.
08:27 Okay. Because of that and then of course
08:29 once again the libido. Yes.
08:30 So, let's talk about some symptoms,
08:32 you mention some already, yes, yes libido, but again.
08:35 yes, yes, yes. When those levels began to drop
08:38 the estrogen, progesterone, testosterone,
08:42 I mean many body functions that those
08:45 three hormones produce what happens,
08:48 you mentioned libido, but I know there is a whole
08:50 list of menopausal symptoms. Let's go through some
08:52 of else because people maybe experiencing
08:54 some of those and may not even connect the dots.
08:56 Let's go through some.
08:57 Well, I want to say that, when those three,
08:59 once it was estrogen then progesterone
09:00 then testosterone each one was a separate issue.
09:03 Right. And they began to combine estrogen progesterone.
09:05 Which is hormone replacement And, then moved into
09:08 therapy, yes, testosterone trying to figure out
09:09 what was going on and so with all that
09:11 in mind, there were same things
09:12 that was going on with the woman
09:13 and sometime not been able to explain that you know,
09:15 she might to go a doctor and say,
09:16 you now has got mood swings,
09:18 I just don't feel right, I'm irritable all the time.
09:19 Okay. This is not my personality,
09:21 I'm experiencing and ladies we use to say the word
09:23 hot flashes, but now we say power surges.
09:26 Power surges. It's sound so much better.
09:28 Yes. Power surges. Power surges.
09:29 Okay and night sweats and then the night sweats
09:34 and those night sweats means that at nighttime
09:35 depending on what we are wearing,
09:37 not enough air in a room, of course at that
09:39 particular time we sweat.
09:41 Okay. Okay, and that can get very, very, very serious,
09:45 alright. Along with that you have
09:48 once again low sex drive and then a weight gain
09:51 because the metabolism is also connected to the hormonal level.
09:54 So, the metabolic, if the hormone level
09:57 is down and there is a problem with anyone
09:58 of those three estrogen, progesterone, testosterone.
10:01 Okay. Then of course there is going to be a problem
10:04 with the metabolism. Now, as we always used to say,
10:07 I used to say getting older, but now I say getting
10:09 more mature. More mature in age.
10:12 Yeah, that's sounds little bit better.
10:13 Okay with that in mind, our metabolism
10:14 begins to slow down. Okay.
10:16 And, that's male and female by the way.
10:18 And with that in mind along with that metabolism
10:21 means it's going to be a weight gain.
10:23 So, lot time women say to me,
10:24 you know, I'm gaining weight,
10:25 I'm eating same amount of food I was eating before,
10:27 but my weight is going up and that's because of the
10:29 the metabolism a part that hormonal
10:31 thing as well and depression.
10:33 Curtis, I cannot bring up enough about anxiety,
10:37 irritability, and depression. I'm telling you
10:41 when a woman experiences those things,
10:44 she is absolutely totally out of it.
10:47 Just out of it. Totally out if it.
10:49 And it is one those things that can really cause some
10:51 real issues in a marriage. That's right.
10:54 Real issues in the family. A lot times
10:56 she does not know what she is experiencing
10:58 and why it is going on and then of course
10:59 the family does not understand what's going on.
11:01 Yes. So, you got some real things going on
11:02 here just simple testing can help that,
11:05 that's why I said you want to start earlier
11:07 doing a test, so that when you begin a move
11:08 toward that 45-50 years of age,
11:12 you can go back and see your physician.
11:15 Umm! Umm! See where you were.
11:16 See where you are now, that's also
11:18 a real good indicator that you might
11:20 be going into premenopause, perimenopause and/or.
11:23 Okay. in menopause itself.
11:24 Yeah, I know when we do seminars
11:26 again a lot of ladies will come to my wife
11:28 and talk about their menopausal symptoms
11:30 and lot of that guys usually the husbands will come to me.
11:33 And, then we will come home and compare notes
11:36 and realize that we're talking to the same couple,
11:37 Exactly, but they may not talk openly with one another.
11:40 That's right. But again this is
11:41 so what's plaguing the American population right now.
11:44 Now, with all those symptoms that maybe
11:46 some people maybe experiencing,
11:47 they don't have the experience all of those,
11:49 but some of those. Yes.
11:51 There are also some health risks
11:52 attached to that as well. Let's talk about some
11:54 health risks. Now, if I was not enough with the all
11:56 other things going on, now we have got to look at.
11:58 Now, once again because the estrogen levels going down.
12:01 And some of your other the progesterone
12:02 testosterone. Now, we're talking about
12:04 heart disease. Okay, heart disease. Oh! You know,
12:06 basically early in a women's life,
12:09 she does not have experience the heart disease
12:11 because of the estrogen levels.
12:13 Right. As a man would because so woman
12:15 would actually have her heart attacks later
12:17 in life, okay. Umm! Umm!
12:18 Because the estrogen is there.
12:20 Once you are going through menopause of course
12:21 the estrogen levels are going down
12:23 and she might experience then of course
12:25 her first part of heart disease.
12:27 Okay. Postmenopausal women 500,000
12:32 women postmenopausal that's. Okay.
12:34 Okay, that's experiencing that as far as heart
12:36 disease is concerned, plaque build up, related to diet.
12:39 Oh! Okay. Cholesterol, saturated fats,
12:42 so with that mind you have to really look at that diet
12:45 and what we're putting into the body system.
12:48 Because I know the estrogen when it's low,
12:50 it also helps metabolize the HDL
12:52 or the good cholesterol. Absolutely.
12:53 Healthy cholesterol. Absolutely. So, thus affect
12:55 with the heart. Absolutely. What other health problems.
12:57 The other one is obesity, we talked about that before.
12:59 That's lack of, of the ovarian hormone.
13:04 That's gonna cause a problem with that,
13:06 it lowers the bodies metabolism once again
13:09 and it affects the weight and the body shape.
13:12 Oh! Okay. Alright, sometimes ladies think okay,
13:14 if I just go on a diet I would be fine,
13:16 but ladies we will never look like we did when we were 18,
13:19 okay. Our body shape does not go back to 18.
13:21 We can look good, we can take care of ourselves,
13:24 but to try to go back, back, back, ah, ah,
13:27 we will do fine where we are, as long as we know
13:29 what's going on and what's happening
13:30 and then take care of ourselves that is so key,
13:32 And, I think there is another key that
13:34 you still look good, when I first married you
13:36 15 years ago. Praise him. Praise and I just want to
13:38 just kind of through that in. All credit to the Father.
13:40 I don't want to through you off little bit,
13:42 I had to say that. I just owe that to the father.
13:44 Okay. But, I take care of myself, I really,
13:46 really, really take care of myself.
13:48 You know, when you are raising children up.
13:50 You go through a whole lot. Basically for women,
13:52 we take care of our husbands, we take care of our family,
13:55 we take care of the neighbors all everybody else.
13:57 And, we don't spend time taking care of ourselves
13:59 and if you don't catch that early
14:02 and I say early, I'm talking about near 20s and 30s.
14:03 This is when you would become aware of it.
14:05 And then take care of yourselves as you began
14:07 to mature and go through that mature journey
14:09 then of course you really pay more attention then,
14:12 you started it. Umm! Umm!
14:13 You keep it going, it makes you feel real good.
14:15 The last one osteoporosis. Oh! Osteoporosis.
14:18 That's right, brittle bones, no, no, no, no,
14:20 let's talk about that, yes. We only talking about
14:21 decrease in bone density. Okay.
14:23 And, so with that in mind you have to take care
14:25 of your body and that you gonna be able to do,
14:27 we talk about that again. Okay.
14:28 Curtis, I know that our time is moving
14:30 and I want to talk little bit about HRT
14:33 Hormone Replacement Therapy. Okay.
14:35 In this particular part of the program
14:36 because it's very, very key.
14:37 As we late talked about all these things going on,
14:40 so how is that relate to menopause?
14:42 Yes, a lot of times women of course going through
14:44 menopause and first they were just using estrogen.
14:48 Estrogen Replacement Therapy and then they decided well,
14:51 that was causing blood clots and uterine cancer.
14:54 Well, that wasn't working. They said, well
14:56 let's add progesterone to that,
14:57 when you add progesterone to that
14:59 then you have Hormone Replacement Therapy,
15:02 then they decided just go ahead and have
15:04 a big Women's Initiative Study,
15:08 to see how Hormone Replacement Therapy
15:10 fairs with those women who are going through
15:12 menopausal symptoms. Yes.
15:14 So, they did that, I think in early 2000, I believe.
15:17 2002 when they stop. 2000 when they stopped yes,
15:19 so they did that Hormone Replacement Therapy.
15:22 Thousands of women involved in that,
15:24 but guess what folks they realized
15:27 it wasn't working as well as they first thought.
15:30 That's right, that's right. The risk out way
15:32 the benefits. And, what happens is this
15:35 and holding to your seats, this a really amazing
15:37 they had to stop this study 3 years prior
15:40 to it's completion date. Absolutely.
15:42 The reason why is this? Number one,
15:43 they discovered the woman in the study had 21 percent
15:47 higher rate of breast cancer. Number two,
15:52 29 percent higher rate of heart attacks.
15:56 Number three, now hold on to your seat for this one,
15:59 a 41 percent higher rate of stroke.
16:03 Yes, yes. Just wait a minute,
16:05 and it came to a screeching heart,
16:06 they had to stop their program,
16:08 so because of that and when they stop
16:10 that the following year breast cancer
16:13 diagnosis dropped by 15 percent the low,
16:17 the biggest drop in years. So, therefore, women are
16:20 using or have to use something else
16:22 or they are moving to another alternative.
16:24 Next time, we meet, we talk about Preventing
16:28 Power Surges. We're gonna talk about
16:31 some natural products that you can use in our next program.
16:34 Well, you know, you gonna have definitely have
16:36 to stay tune for that second part
16:37 because we have only done with
16:39 the problems and the symptoms
16:40 and a risk factors and of course HRT.
16:43 We definitely want to stay tune,
16:45 so we can look at what can we do.
16:47 What can we do and I know, you're saying,
16:49 are we going in the kitchen. The answer is definitely yes.
16:51 As, we're going to be making sure
16:53 that you tune it for the next program.
16:54 We are going to kitchen. And we're gonna
16:56 actually do a recipe called Franks in a Blanket,
17:01 see you in the kitchen.