How To Ease Into Menopause and Welcome This New Phase of Life

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You've been tossing and turning at night due to horrible hot flashes. On top of that, you're experiencing chills, sleep problems, and horrible mood swings. Upon going to the doctor, you find out that you're easing into a process that every woman goes through.

Menopause.

For some women, menopause is the worst thing in the entire world. It doesn't have to be though. There are ways for you to go through it painlessly and live your best life. 

Want to find out how it's done? Check out this guide to learn a few tips that will help you power through your menopausal years.

Change Up Your Diet

As you go through menopause, your estrogen levels begin to drop. This can cause a lot of health problems. You don't want to add on to that with a poor diet. 

Reduce the amount of sodium and salt that you take in and switch to organic produce, nuts, beans, omega 3s, and proteins. If you feel like you're not getting enough nutrients, weigh your online options, and consider taking supplements. 

Regular Exercise is Important

For some women, menopause is quite stressful. Since exercise gives your brain a hit of dopamine it's the perfect way to ease this stress. 

Regular exercise can also stave off some of the common health problems that occur from low estrogen levels.  

Lay Off the Cigarettes 

Cigarettes don't do you any favors when you're going through menopause. It can cause you to develop horrible health problems such as Coronary heart disease. 

Smoking can also lead to hot flashes. You'll be dealing with those enough without triggering them yourself. 

Dealing with Hot Flashes 

Speaking of hot flashes, laying off cigarettes isn't the only way to make those easier to deal with. Putting a cool pack under your pillow at night can help with night sweats. 

Create a normal sleeping schedule for yourself and don't drink coffee in the late afternoon. If you still can't sleep, try the magic of herbs. Chamomile, lavender, and valerian have all been known to relax a person and ease them off to dreamland. 

Take Advantage of Health Screening

Late menopause can increase your chances of breast cancer. So, it's something that you need to stay on top of. 

Schedule regular screenings and be sure to self-examine to look for lumps and other anomalies as well. 

Manage Your Stress

If regular exercise doesn't help you manage your stress, try out a few deep breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. 

It might also be worth it to invest in a good counselor. Someone you can talk to when you feel like you're at your wit's end. 

Taking the Pain Out of Menopause

Even if you're only experiencing early menopause symptoms, it never hurts to be prepared. Change up your diet, start pushing yourself to perform regular exercise, stop smoking, and take strides to manage stress.

If you don't know how to take care of your health during the various stages of menopause we can help. Check out our blog daily for more articles like this one. 

 

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