WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MENOPAUSE
Have you been feeling unexplainable weight gain, sleep disorders, mood swings, hair loss, dry skin, tingling extremities and vaginal dryness? Are you between the ages of 45 to 55 and are experiencing irregular or cessation of your menstrual period? You might want to take a break and stop being fidgety. More than a billion women have actually walked through this path.
It is not the end of the world rather it is the end of a phase that opens up to another beautiful and graceful phase. Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It’s diagnosed after you’ve gone 12 months without a menstrual period. The above stated signs are what you are likely to experience during the onset of your menopausal period.
These are what you ought to know concerning menopause:
Majority of women gain weight between the ages of 35 to 55 due to fluctuations in the hormone levels. Have a blood test and try to keep your weight in a healthy range.Hormones and weight gain go hand in hand especially when there is cortisol dominance or too little progesterone, testosterone or estrogen. Excess weight is good for nobody regardless of age.
Age is not an excuse! Regular exercise will keep your weight at a healthy level, optimise insulin and balance estrogen levels. Feel-good endorphins will boost your mood and sense of wellbeing, too, which is so important during a time when your mood levels tend to slump. Women who move little and eat a lot have much higher estrogen levels, and when the ratios between estrogens and progesterone are out, we get a phenomenon known as ‘estrogen dominance’. You don’t want that.
You need a lot of vitamins and minerals. Help keep menopausal symptoms at bay by restoring your body with high quality vitamins and minerals. Ideally you should get all your nutrients from a varied diet, but a good quality supplement can help if you’re falling short.
You need a a healthy mind to kick out depression and other thoughts that might come up within this period. Break down task, let people help you when the need be, don’t spend all day in bed and go about with a smile. This will go a long way to boost your mood.
Sandra Tsing Loh says “Menopause is your return to where you were before, when your hormone levels are the same as a pre-adolescent girl’s.
Embrace your womanhood!