What is Menopause
Menopause is the natural end to menstruation (monthly periods). Most American women experience this around the age of 50. However, some women can experience menopause as early as 40 years old or as late as 60 years old. If menopause occurs prior to age 40, this is thought to be abnormal and is called premature menopause.
Fluctuating levels of estrogen and progesterone can cause a variety of symptoms. Because each woman experiences menopause differently, some have many symptoms and some have very few. Severity of symptoms also varies a great deal. Symptoms include: Irregular Periods and Irregular Ovulation Short.
Menopause is a natural part of life and does not necessarily require treatment. Decide how to best proceed by talking with your doctor. A treatment plan must be considered on an individual basis-also called a personal health strategy. First, consider how the symptoms are impacting your daily life.
Make changes in your diet. Choose low-fat dairy options and try to lower saturated fats found in meat and substitute them with healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids from oily fish.
Avoid synthetic fibers. If your bedding is made from synthetic fibers, it may be causing you to sweat more (try sleeping under blankets rather than a duvet.
Try alternative therapies. Homeopathy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, massage and reflexology can be of great benefit, but make sure you find a qualified therapist and always buy reputable products.
Exercise. Gentle exercise such as walking will help your body to release energy and so will often make it easier getting to sleep, as well as helping to prevent osteoporosis.
Don’t fight it. Rather than fighting a hot flash, it is always better to try and relax while it is happening (try yoga and deep-breathing exercises).