Managing symptoms of menopause can be a hectic job. You need to work efficiently on gaining more and more information about the changes your body is going to experience and the effective ways to control what irritates you. The symptoms though vary from one woman to another, cause similar exasperation to women because the body suffers from fluctuation of estrogen and progesterone level. Following are the most commonly experienced symptoms and tactics to manage them:
Sudden hot flashes in summer cause difficulty and discomfort. Even in winter you cannot get along with them without wishing to keep cool. At this stage you need to know that if you consume phytoestrogens which are obtained from plants, you can overturn the hormonal changes in your body. Black cohosh takes the top place in the list of natural elements that provide this hormone. Other items of the list are soybean, dong quai, wild yam, red clover and licorice.
Another efficient method to ease hot flashes is to do exercise. Body massage, acupressure and acupuncture have also helped many women to feel relief from hot flashes.
It is normal at this stage that you feel tenderness in your breasts. Take notice of the pain before it increases to unbearable level. As soon as you feel some tenderness in your breasts, try to ease the pain by massaging your breasts softly with olive oil. Your diet can also help you if you add black current oil, flaxseed oil or evening primrose oil in your daily consumption.
Depression and Mood Swings
You sure are going to face irritation and depression because of hormonal misbalance in your body. Some mental preparation for that is as necessary as some additions in your diet. Think of positive things in your life and force the ideas of being happy and grateful for all the blessings you have in life. Learn basic yoga and do it regularly. It is highly effective in eliminating mild-to-moderate depression in women. Add more fruits and fruit juices in your diet and stay away from caffeine, alcohol, fatty and fried foods. Stabilize your mood with both diet and yoga.
Many women face memory loss and get disappointed of them due to their forgetfulness. You only relax and before your mind slip in negative thoughts, pick some memory games like Sudoku, cross-words and puzzles. Do not work more than you can handle and drink plenty of water during any mental activity. Increasing dry fruits and nuts in your daily diet also improves your memory.
You have to face it like any other women but you can be different from others by keeping yourself active and lovely with your partner and enjoying sex as you had been in your 20s or 30s. Keep good vaginal lubricants handy and do not let yourself or your partner down in the bed. These moments are crucial for your happy family life and personality. So, keep up with your care and concern!