5 Ways To Cope With Menopause

Menopause is something all women go through. It can happen between the age of 30 and 60 although the average age is 52 and experiencing it under the age of 45 is considered to be premature.

Menopause occurs when the hormones in the body change and stop menstruation. There are a selection of symptoms that women can suffer from and some can be unpleasant. Some women get none at all. Some symptoms are easy to manage, but some women find that they need help.

HRT

Hormone Replacement Therapy is successfully used by some women. It replaces the lost oestrogen in the body and therefore eliminates the symptoms of the menopause. It is something which can be given on prescription in cases where the symptoms of menopause are having an extremely disruptive effect on day to day life.

Reducing Stress

Stress can make everything seem worse. However, hormonal imbalance can make you feel irritable anyway and so if you have high stress levels this can make everything even worse. By trying to reduce your stress levels as much as you can, you will be able to more easily cope with the hormonal feelings that you get. It should also help with any aches and pains or other symptoms too.

Exercise

Regular exercise can help in a selection of ways. It can help you to get a supply of endorphins which should help you feel better. It will also help improve serotonin levels which should help you to feel happier. Just getting out of the house and getting some fresh air can help to make you feel good.

Diet

Having a healthy balanced diet can really help your mood and hormones. Making sure that you have a low amount of sugar and a high amount of protein and healthy fats will allow your blood sugar to stay more stable which should help to balance your insulin and other hormones.

Herbal Medicine

Some people take herbal medicines, Chinese medicine or various supplements to help them through the menopause. Women differ in what they find works for them and so it can be worth trying a few different things and seeing what seems to be the best. If you are already on medication or have a medical condition then it is very important to check with a GP before taking any sort of supplement or herbs.

Many people just put up with the symptoms, but this isn’t always necessary. It can be worth trying different things to see whether these can help the symptoms. It may not be possible to eliminate the symptoms completely but it can bring some relief. It is never worth suffering hen something can be done to help, so it can be worth trying some of these things. There are many other things that women try and so speak to other women, especially family members to see what has helped them. Your family are more likely to have the same symptoms as you and it is also likely that the same things might help you as have helped them.