How to Keep Menopause Symptoms Under Control
If you are one of the millions of women who are or are about to transition into menopause, today’s topic might be able to help you! Although menopause is inevitable and a part of a woman’s aging process, dealing with the uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause can really affect your quality of life. Learning how to manage some of your physical and emotional symptoms can make a big difference as you transition into this new phase of your life. Keep reading to learn more!
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How to Keep Menopause Symptoms Under Control
1. Fight hot flashes with shatavari
You might be wondering what in the world shatavari is… Well, for starters, shatavari is an Ayurvedic herb that is also known as wild asparagus. This magical herb supports women’s health in a number of ways, from correcting hormonal imbalances to promoting reproductive health, and everything in between. About half of us women have or will have to deal with hot flashes and night sweats during menopause. Because shatavari is loaded with estrogen-like compounds, a healthy daily 400mg to 500mg dose of this herb supplement (suggested by indian studies) can help improve hot flashes, relieve menstrual cramps, irritability, as well as bloating. Shatavari also has stress-relieving capabilities. Shatavari helps calm the nerves while protecting your body from the damage free radicals can cause. This wild asparagus has a bittersweet taste and can be taken in liquid, capsule, or powder form.
The maca root, commonly referred to as Peruvian ginseng, is another great natural way to manage menopausal symptoms including hot flashes and trouble sleeping. Maca is available as a supplement or powder form.
2. Improve memory by eating broccoli
About 70% of women report being more forgetful during menopause. Memory lapses and problems concentrating happen while our brains are adjusting to lower estrogen levels. The good news is the brain will return to functioning normally again after adjusting, but it still will take some time. British research reveals that consuming broccoli can help improve recall and stimulate new memory formation. Including glucosinolate vegetables like broccoli can help give your memory a boost while your brain and body adjusts to these changes in your body.
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3. Fight weight gain by eating more eggs
Although having hot flashes is probably considered the most popular symptom of menopause, surveys actually reveal that exhaustion and creeping weight gain are the most common symptoms. Your ovaries produce progesterone and testosterone to boost your metabolism which unfortunately slows and burns less calories as production dwindles. Eating 2 eggs a day can help accelerate your metabolism and give you more energy.
4. Regain emotional stability with meditation
The emotional impact of menopause can impact women differently - depending on history, life circumstances, along with other factors. However, it appears to be universally common for mood swings and stress to increase during menopause. This transitional phase is often a time of reflection and realization as women progress to their next biological milestone. It is common and perfectly normal to experience feelings of stress, grief, loss of femininity, and regret as you approach the end of fertility. During this time, it may be very helpful to meditate for 5-10 minutes a day to effectively help you cope with the stress and alleviate any anxiety or other emotions. There are great resources online as well as phone apps to help introduce beginners into meditating. Participating in yoga classes can also be a great way to center yourself while getting exercise, which is another great way to relieve stress.
5. Consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
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Menopause is a transition that all women will go through around the age of 50. Although it is inevitable, there are ways we can help alleviate some of the pesky symptoms associated with menopause to help make for a smoother transition. Trying out the suggestions discussed above may be able to manage and keep the symptoms under control as you enter into the next milestone of your life. Check out Ageless Forever to see the wide range of anti-aging services we offer! Let us help you live your life agelessly.
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