Not all women have a happy menopause but there is a lot you can do to change that. Problems arise not only due to changes in hormone levels during menopause, but also with the presence of gynecological diseases, stress, mental state of working women, climate and many other reasons. Blaming it all on menopause will not help you feel better. So let’s get out there and do something about it!
A healthy lifestyle and an active approach to finding solutions is the key to a happier menopause. Start following these tips and see the difference.
1. Follow the Correct Diet
A good diet will allow you to cope better with menopause. A balanced diet that will encourage your intake of vitamins and minerals is essential to good health at the onset of menopause. It is advisable to eat mainly fruits and vegetables, fiber, lean meats and also dairy products or soy. On the other hand, avoid as much as possible sweets, cold meats and alcohol.
2. Be Physically Active
Yoga is known to alleviate menopausal inconveniences. It helps with a number of hormonal problems and all women 40 and above should practice it, whether they are going through menopause or not. Also, around 40 years of age is a great time to take up a sport and re-develop your muscles. Menopause accelerates the phenomenon of muscle wasting, so regular physical activity helps maintain muscular strength and a supple body. Swimming, hiking, cycling, running and even gentle exercise are especially recommended two to three times a week.
3. Find Solutions
It is easier to blame menopause and continue feeling bad. But it is much better to tackle your problems. Try these ways to deal with hot flashes and night sweats. Wear layers and keep your calm. There are helpful tips available everywhere. Try them all until you find what works best for you but do not make the mistake of not doing anything about it. Go ahead, get that nagging thing out of your life by finding a solution!
4. Treat Menopausal Disorders
Menopause causes a deficiency in estrogen and hormones. These can easily be reversed by Hormone Replacement Therapy. Do not be afraid to discuss your problems with a Gynecologist or an HRT specialist like Wellness MGT. In addition to helping relieve some common side effects of menopause, hormone replacement therapy can also help you tackle your weight, hot flushes, night sweats, sleep disorders, vaginal dryness, mood disorders, decreased libido, dry skin, osteoporosis and even reduces the risk of colon cancer.
For those who prefer natural methods, phytotherapy, vitamins and trace elements can also be effective. Relaxation techniques and breathing exercises will also help. A trained therapeutic yoga instructor can guide you.
5. Get Emotional Support
From your personal health to possible frictions in your marriage due to menopause, there is a lot that can cause stress. The easiest way to cope with this is to TALK to someone who cares. Talk your heart out to a friend or your partner. Keeping your feelings bottled up will only make things difficult. If you can find a support group near you, join one and exchange thoughts with others going through menopause. Constant stress-busting is the core of a happy menopause and letting off the steam is the only way to go about it.
The medical needs during menopause vary from person to person. A doctor is likely to prescribe what is right for each individual woman. But the necessity to follow a healthy lifestyle is the same for everyone going through menopause. Watching what you eat and staying active should not be compromised in any situation if you want a happier menopause.