4 Ways to Ease the Symptoms of Menopause without using HRT
Menopause is an important transition stage for a woman. The imbalance in hormone levels as they fluctuate can dramatically affect the way a woman feels emotionally, physically and psychologically. 50% of the population goes through Menopause, and at any one time, it is estimated that 13 million women are in this stage of life in the U.K.
How is a woman's life impacted by menopause?
The physical and psychological effects of menopause can negatively impact a woman’s confidence and self-esteem. Hot flushes, night sweats and disturbed sleep can contribute to feelings of exhaustion during the day. Many women report feeling like they have early-onset dementia, as they find it hard to remember words or names.
When a woman becomes perimenopausal, and hormone levels start to fluctuate, this can impact the function of the brain, causing the symptoms associated with menopause.
Finding ways to manage symptoms of menopause that work for you and suit your lifestyle is important to your wellbeing. HRT is well known for helping to treat the symptoms of peri/Menopause. Helping to balance hormones and reduce or stop the symptoms. But for some women, this isn’t an option due to previous health issues or because they don't want to take hormone replacements.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is when a woman's body goes from her reproductive years to non-reproductive years. There are 3 stages of Menopause.
Is the stage leading up to Menopause, and this is when your hormones Oestrogen and progesterone fluctuate. The average age of onset is 45 years, but many women will be seeing symptoms before this and not be aware. This stage can last up to 10/12 years and is the most symptomatic stage.
You are officially menopausal if you haven't had a period for 12month and 1 day. The average age of Menopause is 51 years.
Your body makes very little Oestrogen and progesterone, and you are no longer in your reproductive years. Your menopause symptoms may have ceased, but this isn't always the case. A woman will live a third of her life in this stage, and it is essential to protect you health and wellbeing, so you can enjoy the stage known in Chinese medicine as 'the second spring.'
Common menopause symptoms.
These are the most common symptoms women experience to varying degrees. For some, the symptoms can be a mild interference, and for others, they can be debilitating.
It is estimated that 1-10 women will leave their job due to the debilitating effect of these symptoms.
Managing the Menopause Naturally.
You can help to balance your hormones by eating a high phytoestrogen diet with foods such as green leafy vegetables, nuts and legumes.
Daily exercise can help to balance hormones, build strength in your muscles and bones and help alleviate symptoms of fatigue.
Natural supplements have been found to have a positive effect on menopause symptoms. Black Cohosh, Ashwagandha, Magnesium, and B vitamins are among some beneficial supplements.
Using the power of your mind, you can control, reduce and alleviate the symptoms of peri/Menopause. Studies have shown that hypnosis is 80% effective at treating menopause symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, disturbed sleep, brain fog and anxiety. Hypnotherapy is a focused state of inner attention, which can help your mind make positive changes, such as calming down your nervous system and regulating your body temperature. Many women find that having hypnotherapy has a positive effect on all areas of their life.
If you feel like Menopause has dulled your light and taken the spring out of your step, please contact me here for a free 40-minute consultation. I can help get you back to shining brightly and looking forward to your second spring.