Happen to be in your 40s and experiencing night sweats that keep you awake for hours at end? Feel tired most of the day? Putting on weight? Dealing with mood swings? You are not alone, millions of women go through these experiences related to menopausal transition. Here we discuss some natural remedies for menopause symptoms, so read along!
What is Menopause?
Typically starting somewhere in your mid-40s to 50s, menopause is the time when a woman begins the journey of ceasing her monthly menstrual cycle. By this age, estrogen and other hormones produced in a woman’s ovaries start lessening causing some or more of the above-mentioned symptoms.
It is only after consecutive months of no periods is a woman considered to have gone through menopause. It is a natural process in life.
Is there anything you can do to reduce the new discomforts that comes with menopause?
There is, in fact, a lot of help available that can combat the issues of sleep, weight gain and other symptoms. Speaking with a trained holistic health practitioner some natural remedies for menopause include treatments acupuncture, healthy eating, massage therapy, and reflexology are a few proven methods that have helped thousands of women deal with the symptoms that come with menopause.
Until then here’s how you can get relief from menopause symptoms naturally: Sleep
Small changes in your everyday routine can help you get better sleep
- Avoid caffeine-containing beverages later in the day
- Downsize your dinner
- Avoid intake of alcoholic drinks close to your sleep time
- 30-50 minutes of moderate exercise daily
- Layer your clothing while sleeping so if you feel hot you can remove a layer
Weight gain can be related to sleep disruption as the less you sleep the hungrier you feel and the more you eat the more weight you might gain. Also, if your activity levels are low you can gain weight also because as we tend to age our metabolism slows down. The estrogen level also reduces and with it increases the chances of storage of fat in our body.
- Make breakfast the most important meal of the day
- Keep a 12-hour window from breakfast to dinner
- Stay hydrated
- Eat healthy nutrient-rich food
- Avoid sugary, packaged foods
As women hit their 40s they tend to become moody, tired and experience memory lapse due to changing hormones for example declining estrogen levels. It affects the brains, adding up to the stress and anxiety already being caused by the symptoms messing with memory and other cognitive skills.
- Practice stress management techniques
- Eat brain-nourishing diet
- Include foods rich in B 12, omega 3 fatty acids
Besides adding these natural remedies and tips to your daily routine, consult with a holistic health expert on how they can help you better your menopausal experience.