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6 Natural Ways to Help with Menopause

Menopause hits most women like a brick between the ages of 40 and 50. Hormonal changes bring hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia and vaginal dryness, to name just a few symptoms. It can make life challenging, frustrating and downright exhausting for many women. Here are six natural ways to combat the symptoms of menopause.

1. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Sugary and Spicy Foods

These foods can make you feel even more sluggish and can actually trigger hot flashes and mood swings.

2. Try to Exercise Every Day, Even If It’s Just 20 Minutes

Research shows that moving your body every single day can improve mood, relieve stress and keep your mind and body healthier.

3. Drink Lots of Water

Even though it doesn’t seem like it, drinking water can actually help reduce bloating and can even aid in weight loss by helping you to feel full sooner.

4. Eat a Lot of Protein

Not only is protein great for your overall health, but research has shown it can also help prevent the loss of muscle that occurs with age. It also aids in weight loss, which can be more challenging during menopause.

5. Establish a Nighttime Routine

Sleep can be challenging during menopause, both because of night sweats and hot flashes and trouble falling asleep. Try to establish a nighttime routine that consists of relaxing habits and no brightly lit screens to help your body transition into sleep easier.

6. Keep a Diary or Journal

It’s important to understand triggers when going through menopause. Certain foods or even situations can trigger things like hot flashes, migraines and mood swings. Keeping a journal can help you find the patterns so you can change your habits to set yourself up for better days and nights.

If symptoms of menopause are becoming a strain on your quality of life, Dr. Foster can help. Bioidentical hormone therapy uses hormones close to those naturally found in your body to help you achieve balance and give you a better quality of life. Call today for more information at 442-227-0677.

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