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For women in their thirties or forties menopause is the last word they want to hear and the last thing they want to think about. No one wants to admit that theyâ€™re at that stage of their life yet, even if it is just the “pre” menopause stage. It doesnâ€™t ever feel like it should be happening yet, especially when most people still have babies or small children at that age. And yet, you can tell your body doesnâ€™t feel 100% normal.
Youâ€™re not eating any differently but you started gaining wait, your breasts are sore, and your periods are becoming irregular. Youâ€™re skin is dry and your sex drive just isnâ€™t what it used to be. Youâ€™re irritable, tired, and getting headaches. So whatâ€™s the deal, what is happening?
Pre-menopause is something that all women either know about or have at least heard about, but no one seems to have a name for it or be able to recognize it when it rears its ugly head. Millions of women are going through pre-menopause or have experienced some kind of symptoms, but donâ€™t think thereâ€™s any possible way itâ€™s menopause because theyâ€™re still in their early thirties.
Some women will say that menopause is a natural experience and quite enjoyable. Most women will not agree. The symptoms of menopause can be confusing and difficult for both women and everyone around them. Diet and exercise can help women ease them into the next stage of their life and it really does make a difference.
Many women go through menopause without even knowing or understanding what is going on with their bodies. The number of eggs in womenâ€™s ovaries decreases and estrogen and progesterone levels waver and then decline. Periods will be irregular for a while (different with all women) and then stop altogether. Because of the drastic hormone changes, womenâ€™s bodies go through various side effects.
Menopause side effects arenâ€™t your everyday headaches and cramps, but instead women could suffer some serious health effects. Weight is usually redistributed and will go straight to the stomach. This is why an exercise program is encouraged. There is also an increased risk of heart disease and osteoporosis. Consuming extra calcium can help prevent osteoporosis. Cholesterol levels also rise in many women.
Symptoms of menopause that most women can expect to experience, whether mild or severe, include hot flashes, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, frequent urination, vaginal dryness, and even depression in some cases. There are conventional medications that can be taken to boost your estrogen levels and help minimize symptoms. One of the best ways to enjoy a healthy, happy menopause lifestyle is by eating a nutritious and healthy diet.
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