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Teresa Isabel Dias

Teresa Isabel Dias

MenopausED

Teresa Isabel Dias has been a pharmacist (community and drug information) in Toronto for over 20 years. She realized there’s a void in the health care system when it comes to the care and support of women in midlife, especially during the menopause transition, and she set out to fill it – she became a Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) with the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Teresa provides one-on-one consultations, in person and online, and improves the quality of life, relationships, and work of women 40+. As a NCMP Teresa offers evidence-based information to empower women to make informed choices about the management of their menopause.

Menopause. More than hot flashes.

It’s time we break the menopause taboo and talk about menopause because all women go through menopause!
Everyone knows about hot flashes, but most women do not associate many physical, cognitive, and emotional changes with the hormonal changes of midlife. For many women these changes and challenges start in their late 30s or early 40s and last for years.

Menopause is a normal and natural phase of life, but it may be life-altering to many women. In fact, 80% of women report symptoms of menopause. Most women are unprepared for menopause, worry unnecessarily, and many suffer in silence believing that they are the only one and there’s no relief. It doesn’t have to be that way. There’s help! I can help!

My talk helps women understand what’s going on in their bodies and minds during the menopause transition.
Many women work right through perimenopause, menopause, and into postmenopause and cognitive function changes caused by fluctuating hormones can make work very difficult. I don’t want anymore women to quit their careers due to lack of awareness, education, and support during menopause.

Many women report vaginal dryness, discomfort, and pain with sex due to low levels of estrogen and because most physicians do not ask women about the health of their vaginas the majority doesn’t treat the problem and intimate relationships are affected at great cost to women, their partners and their families.

Menopause affects the woman, her partner, children, family, friends, and co-workers, let’s talk about menopause.

Category

Health & Wellness
Goals & Growth

Time Length

60 minutes

Type of Presentation

Workshop

Key Elements
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Menopause changes- physical, cognitive, and emotional

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Impact of menopause in the workplace- how fluctuating levels of hormones can sabotage women’s careers

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Mood swings, raging moments, crying spells, and how our loved ones see us

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GSM- Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause is a problem that needs fixing

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Other Topics

  • Menopause in the workplace. Could hormones affect the number of women in the C-suite?
  • Management of urinary and vaginal health (including sex!) during the menopause transition.
  • Healthy aging and disease prevention. Midlife is a perfect opportunity to put your health first!

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Teresa when she gave a talk at a Women’s Health event. Her expertise on menopause and healthy aging for women in mid-life, was accessible, insightful and helpful. I joined her WHIM Network shortly thereafter and have participated in several events. The knowledge that Teresa imparts is vital and is always delivered in a professional, warm and encouraging manner. I feel it’s important to support Teresa in her efforts to help women in mid-life as she facilitates an open and honest dialogue on a subject that many women find difficult to talk about.

Marni Goldman

Production Executive

Teresa Dias is a knowledgeable and engaging speaker.  As a pharmacist, she has credibility to command the audience.  And she makes women feel comfortable learning and discussing issues related to menopause — a subject that isn’t talked about nearly enough.   Her solutions-oriented approach to the issues associated with menopause are much appreciated!

Janet Riley

Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Maple Leaf Foods

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