One of the services offered by Contemporary OB/GYN Associates is menopause management. Menopause is not a disease, but a natural condition associated with an age-related decrease in the reproductive system functioning. In particular, it is caused by a decrease in ovarian function. This period normally begins at 45–55 years. An earlier, as well as a much later menopause, is not an individual feature, but the evidence of a pathology that you must be established with an endocrinologist-gynecologist.
Female hormones regulate almost all the processes occurring in the body: make the skin smooth, hair silky, slim figure and the voice is gentle. They prevent the development of many diseases. Therefore, as soon as their hormonal balance in the body declines, a lot of health problems can arise. So, with the onset of menopause, there are not only “hot flashes” and sweating, but also many other unpleasant symptoms. For example, every second woman has a risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and osteoporosis. There are frequent problems with vision, skin, nails, hair, urogenital disorders (for example, urinary incontinence) and psycho-emotional disorders – tearfulness, increased irritability, memory problems.
Therefore, in case of serious violations and severe menopause, endocrinologists-gynecologists prescribe hormone replacement therapy. You may visit site and find medications to overcome this unpleasant condition. But more often you can make your life easier with menopause without the help of drugs.
Significantly, the menopause period will be relieved by changes in lifestyle. They are the following:
- to change the diet by reducing the amount of meat food, increasing – vegetable. Meat should contain no more than 20% of the diet. It is necessary to eat more products containing vitamin E (lettuce, cereals, nuts, olive oil). You should also enrich the diet with dairy and other calcium-containing products (cottage cheese, fish, sesame seeds). Take less salt and more pure water instead of coffee, green tea and herbal infusions. Instead of sweets, take honey and dried fruits.
- to lose weight. Excess weight contributes to pronounced menopause.
- to sleep for at least 8 hours. Mandatory daily routine with an early up and no late going to bed.
- to strengthen blood vessels. In the morning – take a contrast shower that strengthens the capillaries, in the evenings – foot baths.
- to have sex. It not only enhances self-esteem but also helps restore hormonal balance.
- to have more rest. Overwork provokes hot flashes. But it’s better to relax not in front of the TV, but in the fresh air – in a park, forest.
- to do sports. Regular physical moderate exercise helps to reduce the frequency of tides. It can include hiking, swimming or any other sport without overloads.
- to avoid stress. Meditation and proper breathing will help overcome stress.
- to take vitamin and mineral complexes. With menopause, the body is especially deficient in vitamins C and group B, magnesium, and potassium.
- to quit smoking.
- to take medications containing melatonin. It is one of the most powerful natural adaptogens and antioxidants. It plays an important role in the work of the biological clock, protects against insomnia, as well as from stress and premature aging. It has been proven that melatonin helps easier the course of menopause, reducing the frequency and severity of hot flashes and normalizing sleep.
Category: Health Care
Tags: menopause, women's health