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5 Tips To Help With Menopause Symptoms

For women, their lives are divided into three phases; pre-puberty, puberty, and then menopause. While there is a lot of discussion about the changes that take place in a woman’s body when going through puberty, there is less discussion about the changes that come with menopause. It is reported that the average age for menopause is 51. This means that after almost 40 years of dealing with period cramps, hormonal imbalance, and mood swings, women have to deal with menopause, which comes with its own set of problems.

If you are unsure of what menopause is, then worry not. Menopause is marked when it has been 12 months to a woman’s last period. It is the time of life when the female body stops producing hormones, and they no longer have to deal with periods. While going through menopause, women will generally suffer from hormonal changes affecting their mental and physical health, sleep cycles, and quality. 

Andrea/Pexels | Since menopause is natural and not something that can be cured, certain treatments can provide support post-menopause

Taking a look at the toll that menopause takes on a female body, it is certain that menopause health checks should be a part of healthcare and should be prioritized, given the fact that a good chunk of the population goes through it. If you or someone you know is going through this phase, then check out these tips on relieving menopause symptoms.

1. Prioritize Sleep

Sleep is necessary for the human body to recover, relax and regain its energy. Once you have hit menopause, you are bound to face sleep troubles due to the changes in your body; this could mean struggling to sleep despite being tired all day or having a bad sleep quality, which would result in you waking up every other hour. 

Karolina/Pexels | Your doctor can prescribe you a treatment for it, but you should take measures to prioritize your sleep

2. Eating Healthy Foods

By the time you hit menopause, your body is probably weakened over time, and due to hormonal changes, your body might need some added nutrition, which is why eating healthy is necessary for you. It will not only combat the unexplainable exhaustion, but it will also help in elevating your mood.

Ella/Pexels | Your diet should consist of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates along with an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals

3. Strength Training

The general notion surrounding women’s fitness is that women should only opt for cardio as it would be beneficial for them. In reality, strength training has proved to be the right choice for them, especially those who are nearing or going through menopause. Strength training not only supports your mental health but also builds your muscle mass. It also protects you from various diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and osteoporosis, a disease that many women face once hitting menopause.

These tips are simple and can be beneficial for everyone, but for menopause symptoms, they provide a great deal of relief.

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