Are you currently going through menopause and looking for ways to mange your symptoms naturally? Many women when they reach menopause start to experience symptoms such as hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings, and trouble sleeping just to name a few. Most women I speak are of the belief that menopause is a dreaded painful process that we cannot control, but Im here to tell you there are plenty of ways to manage your symptoms naturally and regain your health and vitality.
So firstly what is menopause?
Menopause is the absence of a menstrual cycle for a period of 12 months or more, it is the permanent end of your permanent cycles and fertility. This generally occurs in women in their late 40’s and 50’s. The process is a completely natural process and not something to be worried about or dread, with the right support you can make this transition quite easily and live a well balanced life for many years to come.
Signs and Symptoms of Menopause:
Irregular Periods and absence of a period.
Hot flashes and night sweats
Mood swings, irritability, anxiety or depressive symptoms
Vaginal dryness and decreased sex drive
Increased abdominal fat and weight gain
Insomnia and changes in sleep quality
Dry skin and thinning hair
Frequent urge to urinate
How long does menopause last?
Most women transition through these changes for five to 10 years. For most, it’s closer to about five years, but symptoms might come and go for other women for much longer.
So how can you prepare your body for menopause and best manage your symptoms?
Eat a healthy diet.
Eat plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables every day and reduce processed and packaged foods. Reduce your sugar and caffeine intake also. Be sure to get plenty of high fibre foods in your diet.
Increase your water intake and drink filtered water
Exercise, this can improve mood, increase muscle mass and improve bone density in order to avoid osteoporosis.
Focus on 8 hours of good quality sleep
Repair your gut, this will ensure you are absorbing your nutrients
Herbal remedies can be used to bes manage your symptoms, these include:
Can relieve hot flashes and night sweats and also improve sleep quality, reduce hormonal imbalances tied to diabetes or fibroids.
This herb is great in treating hot flashes and also improves bone density in those that are at risk of osteoporosis.
Can relive hot flashes also and is great for balancing hormones.
St Johns Wort
This herb is used to treat depression, improve sleep quality and calm the nerves.
Supplements that have also been shown to be beneficial include:
Magnesium plus Taurine - this is calming to the nervous system and can help improve sleep
Evening Primrose Oil - great for hot flashes
Managing your symptoms naturally can help you transition through menopause easily and help you enjoy the life you have worked hard to build.