While it means no more cramping, no more premenstrual syndrome, and no more bleeding at the most unwarranted times, it also means all of these things on and off for an extended period of time. What can be done to curb the symptoms and side effects of menopause? Fortunately there are plenty of medical and homeopathic remedies.
There are actually more than 30 documented symptoms of menopause and research shows that more than 70% of women suffer through menopause experiencing these symptoms. The menopause transition typically begins in your mid 50s but many women start in their 40s or not until their 60s. Either way, here is some of what you can expect:
- Hot Flashes
- Hair Loss
- Weight Gain
What can we do to curb your menopause symptoms? The good news is that all the symptoms are caused by fluctuating hormones and there’s quite a bit that’s in your control. As usual, your diet is a major contributor. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol goes a long way, as does regular exercise and plenty of sleep. Hydration is the next best thing you can do for your body while it’s going through such major changes.
Research shows that vitamins and other nutrients play a key role in regulating hormonal fluctuations. The most significant contributors being vitamins B, C, D, and E. If you aren’t sure whether or not you are getting enough of these vitamins in your diet, take a supplement for each or a multivitamin.
There are also many herbal supplements and teas known to help regulate hormones. But you definitely want to check in with a professional and even have your hormone levels checked to clear any underlying issues. A medical practitioner can help you find the best method for you and your hormones.