While adjusting to the new chemistry in the body, many women reaching menopausal age experience various physical and emotional symptoms. Common bothersome symptoms are stress incontinence, thinning of bones, vaginal dryness, UTIs, depression, mood swings, fatigue, etc. The condition of women suffering from diabetes, anemia, hyperthyroidism or any kind of kidney or liver disorders may worsen eventually. Doctors may advice to go for hormone replacement therapy to prevent menopausal symptoms.
Follow these amazing tips to make the menopausal journey happier and peaceful one.
- Practice Yoga
The benefits of yoga are so wide that it is idiocy not to include it in lifestyle. Women approaching menopausal age should practice early morning yoga to get relief from almost all its symptoms. Different yoga-asanas target different symptoms. Know about the most disturbing symptom and start practicing yoga to defeat it.
- Kegel exercises
One of the most embarrassing symptoms of menopause is stress-incontinence, i.e., emission of urine involuntarily while coughing or sneezing. Kegel exercises help strengthen woman’s pelvic floor muscles. Practice them for a minimum of three times each day for maximum benefit.
Meditating is the best-known way to meet and rejoice your inner self. It is an impeccable way to fight against depression, anxiety, mood swings and any such similar psychological problems. However, it may seem difficult to start with, but with continuous practice, meditation will serve as the best solution to most problems.
- Rejuvenating massages
Feeling stressed during menopause is very common. The stress is mostly generated from the feeling that, “I am growing old, I am not young now”. Leg cramps, backaches, headaches can ruin the situation even more. Go for a complete body massage once in a month to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
- Dried date and warm milk
Having enough sleep is very important during this phase of life. Emotional changes and symptoms bring insomnia as a gift. A grandma’s very effective tip is to eat one dried date and have a glass of warm milk before going to bed. It not only helps to treat insomnia but also help to maintain calcium levels and strengthens bones.
- Work less
Cut down working hours and reduce number of responsibilities to cope with the new change in life. Simplify the tasks and concentrate only on one at a time before picking up the other. This reduces stress and irritability.
- Join a support group of similar women
Sharing feelings with a friend going through the similar phase brings solace to mind. Join support group of similar women approaching menopause and share happenings with them. You can get many new tips and solutions to little stubborn problems this way. It also brings in the peaceful feeling that one is not alone in this journey.
- Add colors to the diet
Eat more and more fresh fruits and vegetables. They energize body and eliminate fatigue. Having a bowl full of fruit or vegetable salad each day eliminates toxins out of body, giving strength to work through menopausal age.
- Go for herbs
Herbs, like black cohosh, red clove, licorice, wild ginseng, etc., are rich sources of phytoestrogens, which exert estrogen-like action in body, thus minimizing all the symptoms.
- Relax and celebrate
Instead of being turbulent or pumped up during menopause, it is well advised to relax and celebrate the “getting off” from the biggest nuisance and irritant of a woman’s life that is menses. Celebrate all little happiness that comes across and rejoice the new change in the body.
Author Box: Mark Farley prepares a list of top ten tips that help you deal with menopausal symptoms worry free. For acute problems and getting an instant solution, he recommends undergoing hormone therapy under proper medical supervision.