Perimenopause and menopause will almost have a major impact on your life. While the symptoms can be frustrating, the majority of them can be treated and you don’t have to live with them!
Aside from age, the number one sign indicating your entrance to perimenopause is irregular menstrual cycles. Menstrual cycle changes are the best clue. Missed, heavier, lighter, longer, shorter periods are normal and may continue for a number of years. Being aware is of the changes is key.
All of a woman’s hormones must work in harmony for the body to function at its best. It only takes one unbalanced hormone to affect all the others which can result in menopausal symptoms such as:
*Memory Loss or Foggy Memory
Although every woman goes through it, it is important to know that the menopausal experience can be different for every woman. Beginning from the age at which you start perimenopase and menopause to the severity of your symptoms. Finding your unique path to hormonal balance during perimenopause and menopause is essential.
If you are experiencing some or all of the above symptoms, attaining proper hormonal balance whether by natural sources, diet, exercise or hormone replacement therapy is crucial for you to take you life back and feel much better. You will be healthier, happier and able to enjoy life without the frustration of these troubling symptoms.
Here are some tips for healthy menopause habits to help relief perimenopause and menopause symptoms:
*Eat Smart Calories: Eating protein or high-fiber carbohydrates such as vegetable or fruit translates into better weight control. You expend more energy to get the best calories out of healthy foods.
*Drink, Eat, Replace your D: A large percentage of adults are Vitamin D deficient. It is a key nutrient for healthy bones, improves balance, strength and yes…moods (one of the early, peri, and menopause symptoms)
*Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: Drinking plenty of water not only quenches your thirst, but can aid in keeping hunger in check. It also provides for a clearer thought process. Dehydration can occur in perimenopausal and menopausal women because our bodies can easily become deficient in fluids due to hot flashes and night sweats
*Exercise: routine exercise and physical activity can help manage many of the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause
Menopause is just the beginning to a new and exciting life not the end! As Kris says, Stay Active, Stay Positive, and Embrace your Beauty.
Until next time, Be empowered, Stay motivated, Be connected…Always AnnaMaria