How to deal with menopause symptoms
Many women fear menopause because it is a sign of aging. Even though this is a natural stage in life, women fear it and try to do everything they can to delay it. Many women will go through menopause between the ages of fifty and fifty-five although it is not uncommon for women to start going through menopause as early as forty. Menopause has many symptoms that can be very uncomfortable and difficult to deal with. Below is a list of menopause symptoms and how you can rise above them to lead a healthy, happy life.
- Irregular periods
Irregular periods are one of the first signs of menopause, but they can also be caused by pregnancy as well. You may notice that you have skipped a few. Menopause normally happens after you have not had a menstrual cycle in around a year. Many women will notice that their periods will return for a short period of time after beginning an exercise regimen.
- Hot flashes
Hot flashes are one of the most well-known signs of menopause. If you are experiencing hot flashes, you can dress in layers during the day. Taking deep breaths once the hot flashes start is also another good way to help alleviate the severity of the flash. Many women take a form of hormone therapy to help keep the hot flashes away.
- Disturbed sleep
Trouble sleeping through the night is one of the most common problems. From hot flashes to running to the bathroom for the millionth time, this can be helped by exercising during the day. Just make sure that you avoid exercising right before bed. Drinking an herbal tea can also help you sleep better, especially if it is hot.
- Vaginal changes
Vaginal changes occur because the uterus is no longer receiving the same amount of estrogen that it once did. The walls of the uterus may become thinner. You may also experience dryness as well. If you start experiencing dryness, you can get a lubricant or a vaginal moisturizer to help replenish your moisture down there.
- Changes in mood
Mood changes are another common problem that many women face. Just like with pregnancy or with your menstrual cycle, you could be happy one second and then bursting into tears the next. This can be caused by your hormones changing. Exercising will help by releasing the endorphins that make us feel good about ourselves, automatically lifting our mood. Keep doing things that make you feel good about yourself, and you will be too busy to feel depressed.
Osteoporosis is one of the most common diseases that affect us when we start going through menopause. When we go through menopause, our body slows down how quickly that it heals itself and it does not absorb the nutrients it needs as well as it would before menopause. Many women will switch to vitamins that are specifically made for this stage of their lives because they offer more nutritional support. Just like with any stage of life, menopause takes a change in routine but, once you get your new schedule on track, you will be able to enjoy the rest of your life happy and healthy.
Exercise for menopause symptoms
Like many other diseases, exercise can also reduce your risk of the unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Exercise can also effectively treat symptoms of menopause especially those related to mood add weight. It is important to understand that you will gain weight if you are close to menopause, it is completely natural and you need not to worry. To lose the weight you have gained during this period, it is best to exercise rather than diet because dieting may result in further problems associated with mood.
Exercise is an excellent stress buster and is recommended for women past menopause. It is also important to ensure that future complications liked to menopause are prevented.
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