Hormonal changes often start appearing for women somewhere around the ages 40 to 55. Some may experience these changes earlier or later but menopause (a change in our hormones) is a natural occurrence for all women. Some may struggle with emotional, and often-physical changes quite often associated with symptoms that can leave you feeling lonely and depressed for fear that everybody else can notice them.
However, the truth is that these changes are inevitable, as long as your biological clock is ticking. Some of these changes include hair loss, poor eyesight, dryness of the skin, gradual loss of memory and sometimes holding your bladder can be really to difficult to bear. Nature at it’s finest, every woman experiences it and you cannot evade the process, even though many of us would like too. However, there are things you can do to either delay them or to lessen their impact on your body and keeping your sanity.
Having a Positive Attitude
Attitude is everything. You must first acquire the right attitude for you to cope while your body is going through this transition period. I wish I could give you some advice but each woman is different and has different symptoms. Knowing your body and paying attention to it will help you through this time. Remember it is not forever and some may not even experience it but know that you are not alone. There are plenty of resources online to direct you to the people who can help.
Tweak your Diet
We are what we eat and food can be a natural medicine. It is therefore, important to choose the food you eat carefully. The food should act as a direct replacement and aid you in your emotional and mental well being during menopause. What you ate in your 20’s and 30’s will no longer suffice. For example, low levels of estrogen cause memory loss. Even though the brain eventually adapts, it is important to eat foods that support your body during menopause. This means fresh and wholesome foods that are nutritionally dense and naturally full of vitamins and minerals. This includes fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, some healthy grains, etc. Your body will thank you.
Learning Way to Deal with Stress
Stress increases hormonal imbalances in women and it is a known catalyst for some diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. The current research shows there is substantial trend for women over 40 getting one of these diseases due to stress. It is therefore in your best interest to ensure that your stress levels are as low as possible. How do you do this? Avoid people that may cause stress, such as abusive relationships. Learn to manage your time. Have some downtime where you meditate, take deep breathing and let your mind learn to chill. There is no real way to avoid all stress factors in your life but one can certainly control your environment or how it comes into your life.