As female hormones decrease and the body physically changes it is important to know what small changes you can make to your lifestyle to help ease the severity of your menopausal symptoms. Here at Talk PMS we have gathered a few tips to naturally reduce your menopause symptoms.
See what things you can do to natural help the body during this time!
Get enough calcium and vitamin D
When the body is going through menopause, your hormone levels decrease which can cause the bones to weaken. By having a healthy amount of calcium and vitamin D can help maintain the strength of the bones.
Maintain a healthy weight
This should go without saying because keeping a healthy weight is healthy for the entire body but being overweight and unhealthy can impact the severity of your PMS and menopausal symptoms.
Avoid trigger foods and drinks
There are certain foods and drinks such as caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods and sugary foods that can alter your internal body temperature and can make hot flashes even more powerful.
Eat foods with Phytoestrogen
The highest content of phytoestrogen can be found in flax seed, then followed by soy beans and tofu. Phytoestrogen mimics what the hormone estrogen does for the body, so you may see a balance in your hormones if you include this into your diet.
Drink plenty of water
Keeping the body hydrated is a must all the time but can be especially helpful when dealing with menopause. Some symptoms of menopause include dryness of the vagina and hot flashes which can benefit from staying hydrated.
Take natural supplements
Many women report that taking natural supplements and vitamins help their menopausal symptoms. Consult with your doctor and see what recommendations they have depending on your body and health.
Of course do not depend on any one way to relieve your symptoms but exercise these tips in a healthy manner and you may find they help ease your conditions of menopause.
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