How can I make my menopause experience positive?

Menopause is a natural phase of every woman’s life, but it can be a daunting process. Feeling your body change can be discouraging, and negative cultural stigmas around aging don’t help. However, taking simple steps to regulate uncomfortable menopause symptoms can help you approach it with confidence and positivity. Here are some ways to make menopause a better experience.

Understanding menopause

Menopause occurs when your ovaries stop producing eggs and reproductive hormones decrease. This change marks the end of menstruation and fertility in women and usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 58. There are three stages of menopause:

  1. Perimenopause/Premenopause. Perimenopause refers to the time leading up to your final period. During this stage, your estrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate, and these hormonal changes can cause mood swings, hot flashes, or irregular menstrual cycles.

  1. Menopause. The menopause stage has been reached when you’ve gone without your period for 12 consecutive months. Once at this stage, you’re no longer able to become pregnant.

  1. Post-menopause. Post-menopause signals the end of your reproductive years as well as the end of your ovulation and menstruation cycles. However, you may continue to experience symptoms related to menopause for some time.

Menopause symptoms

Common symptoms associated with menopause include:

  • Hot flashes

  • Insomnia

  • Night sweats

  • Elevated heart rate

  • Joint and muscle pain

  • Irregular periods, or periods that are heavier or lighter than usual

  • Mood changes, including irritability, depression or anxiety

Managing your menopause symptoms

While the symptoms above can be disruptive, there are several simple practices you can use to help mitigate them effectively.

  • Exercise regularly. Two and a half hours of moderate exercise a week helps reduce stress, prevent weight gain and also encourages bone and muscle strength, which can alleviate joint and muscle pain.

  • Eat a balanced diet. A balanced diet composed of fibre-rich fruits and vegetables, fatty fish such as salmon, and reduced intake of caffeine and alcohol has been shown to ease hot flashes, insomnia and cases of elevated heart rate.

  • Use herbal and plant-based health supplements. Herbal capsules for menopause symptoms, such as Canaherb™’s Menopause capsules, contain a hemp-based blend of traditional ingredients and gut health vitamins that work to relieve symptoms of menopause naturally. These menopause supplements are available in our online shop.

  • Stay well-rested and relaxed. Restful practices such as yoga, meditation and getting adequate sleep also go a long way toward ensuring you remain relaxed and anxiety-free during your transition into menopause.

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