Menopause is an inevitable part of aging for women, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. Many women experience a myriad of uncomfortable symptoms with menopause, including mood changes, hot flashes, poor sleep quality, headaches, weight gain, thinning hair, low libido, and even joint pain.
Thankfully, you don’t have to grit and bear these undesirable symptoms. There are many strategies that you can implement into your daily routine to lessen your discomfort and improve your overall wellness.
Eat a Balanced, Nutrient-Rich Diet.
Focusing on eating a nutritious, well-rounded diet can help prevent weight gain during menopause. It can also ensure that your body receives all of the nutrients required to function properly, which may lessen other symptoms, like fatigue and low mood. After all, nutrients play a role in your body’s hormonal balance.
Clinical research has shown that eating a Mediterranean diet with other healthy lifestyle habits can prevent cardiovascular, bone, and metabolic conditions in post-menopausal women. A Mediterranean diet focuses on plant-based foods, healthy fats (like olive oil), and whole grains.
Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, a type of “feel good” hormone with natural mood-boosting, stress-busting, and pain-relieving effects. With these benefits, many women find regular exercise helpful in managing menopause symptoms. Plus, physical activity ramps up the metabolism and can help you maintain a healthy weight at any age.
Consider Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy.
Menopause symptoms are your body’s response to dramatic, age-related hormonal changes. So, many patients achieve symptom relief by replacing the hormones that the body no longer produces. This can be done safely and effectively through bio-identical hormone therapy.
At Mind Body Spirit Care, we offer bio-identical hormone therapy and a variety of other treatment options to help you stay happy and healthy after menopause. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!