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Weight gain during menopause is often related to the natural aging process and hormonal changes. A healthy diet with some basic modifications and regular exercise are key to keeping your weight in check. Use yoga and strength training to your advantage. Following an ayurvedic routine (dinacharya) and trying alternative therapies like acupuncture and TCM can also help.
Menopause is a phase all women go through and no two women experience it similarly. Numerous questions arise regarding this important phase in a woman’s life and it is best to get them cleared by a medical practitioner. From hormone therapy to birth control to sex life, nothing is taboo for a chat with your OB-GYN.
For centuries, soy has been consumed as a part of the staple food across Asia. Ever since the health benefits of soy became popular, the West also began the production and consumption of soybeans. Numerous food products prepared using soy have hit the supermarkets and grocery stores and are in high demand. Studies have shown that soy isoflavones protect the heart, reduce cancer risk and even menopausal symptoms.
While a lot of menopausal women may not feel a decline in their sex drive, it is completely normal if you do. Your doctor can help you by changing your medication, giving you estrogen, or recommending lubricants that will make sex less painful. Focusing on yourself and on foreplay, trying new things, communicating with your partner, and taking control of your self-esteem can help hit the reset button on your sex life.
If you're aged 40 and above and you wake up to drenched sheets and find your palms getting clammy quite often, it may not just be menopause to blame. It could also very likely be the symptom of an underlying medical condition that you’re not aware of. From being a side effect of antidepressant drugs, to being an early symptom of lymphoma, there are a number of conditions that may be causing you to break into a sweat so frequently. If your sweating patterns have changed, it is recommended that you consult your doctor to get a clear idea as to what's going on.
Exercising, quitting smoking, drinking in moderation, breastfeeding when possible, and eating a healthy diet are great lifestyle changes to make when trying to prevent the incidence of breast cancer. It is also wise to avoid hormone-based therapy that is normally prescribed for post-menopausal symptoms. Annual checkups are recommended for women over 40. All adult women should perform a self-exam, at home as well.
The characteristic symptoms of fibrocystic breast disease include lumpiness and tenderness of the breasts that varies with the menstrual cycle. The influence of estrogen is considered to be the biggest cause for this condition. It is important to be aware of the condition so that one can seek medical help immediately before complications appear.
Menopause brings about a drastic shift in your body’s hormone cycle, which affects almost every aspect of your life. Along with fluctuations in your...
In general, we are most likely to experience heavy blood loss in our teenage years and right before menopause. These are times when estrogen levels are at their highest. However, if you’re changing your sanitary napkins multiple times in a day, or are becoming anemic, and/or noticing blood clots that are larger than a quarter in your flow, you may need to visit the doctor to see if you have uterine fibroids, or an STD.
Symptoms of menopause like hot flashes and night sweats can be eased with certain hops compounds; these compounds are plant sources of estrogen – the hormone whose deficiency is the reason for most menopause symptoms. Hops has also been found to be effective against breast cancer, which is a common occurrence in menopausal women.
Perimenopause onsets 2–8 years before menopause sets in. The symptoms include irregular periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and night sweats. These can be treated used natural remedies like black cohosh, flaxseeds, vitamin-E oil, soy products, and Gingko Biloba. Following a healthy lifestyle by eating a healthy diet, exercising, and avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and smoking also helps.
Experiencing early menopause can be overwhelming. Exercising regularly regulates your hormones and helps maintain a healthy weight. Alcohol and cigarettes are early menopause triggers, so avoid them. Maintaining your weight is essential; being overweight or underweight can trigger early menopause. Managing your bone strength and blood pressure is also important to reduce perimenopausal symptoms. Avoid exposure to environmental toxins found in makeup and other products.
Menopause is a natural process and not a diagnosis. Weight gain is an irritating part of menopause and it can lead to other health...
Menopause does not cause weight loss but rather weight gain because of the shift in the levels of female hormones like estrogen and progesterone. In fact, weight loss during or after menopause indicates other health conditions like diabetes or depression. As low levels of estrogen cause insulin resistance and low mood, both these ailments are common around menopause.
Unwanted weight gain can be disappointing at any age. For women, menopause is an inevitable stage in their lives, and menopause may cause undesirable weight...