Menopause is a time of hormonal shifts and changes. Women suffer with a variety of symptoms including
Changes in libido
This is just a small selection of issues that can occur, so it is no wonder we can get a bit fed up and stroppy at this time.
There are some easy to follow tips that can make life easier
- Drink plenty of water especially if you are flushing
- It goes without saying eat a healthy diet
- Get plenty of sleep
- Exercise regularly
- Reduce the stress in your life
- If you are flushing then avoid any stimulating foods such as
- Chocolate and sugar
- We suggest this because anything that stimulates your body will also stimulate the flushes
The menopause is a defined marker of change for a woman. She has reached the point where she will no longer be able to have children. Many women mourn this and find it hard to accept the aging process.
If you relate to this then there are some excellent homeopathic remedies that can help you. Ignatia for example may be appropriate if you feel that sense of loss and you are grieving the fact that you can no longer have children.
Try and look at things differently. Now is the time to reframe that and consider all the freedoms you will now enjoy. You are not tied to school routines, you don’t have to plan holidays and trips around periods and you don’t have the discomfort and inconvenience of the period!
Another aspect of the menopause that many women do not appreciate is recognising the wisdom they have gained along the way. They have lived their lives, perhaps made some mistakes and experienced real joy too. All of this makes for a richer and more complete person. It is time to embrace the wonderful person you are!
As ever there are some great products to help you through the menopause.
There are combination products like Menosan which gives you all round support during the menopause. Key ingredients include sage and soy to ease flushing along with magnesium to help with tiredness. Menovital offers a combined approach using soy isofavones, sage, dong quai, red clover and B6. Femarelle uses soya ectract, flaxseed and B6.
Menoforce targets hot flushes and sweats specifically. Sage is a key ingredient in this product and is incredibly effective at helping you feel more comfortable.
Sea buckthorn oil (Pharma Nord, Lamberts) is very popular for dryness which is a big issue for many women. It can affect the vagina and eyes in particular. We have heard very good reports of the effectiveness of the product.
We also find that many of our customers benefit from using Magnesium. Sleep disturbances are common in the menopause and magnesium helps you to relax and soothes those tense muscles. You may feel we mention magnesium a lot but it is a vital mineral to our bodies and sadly gets depleted from our food so easily that we have a tendency to be deficient in it.
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