Teas and tinctures, patches and pills, the varieties are endless. Early menopause symptoms have a wide range of treatment techniques. The best approach, however, to diminishing and reversing early menopause symptoms is changing women’s lifestyles.
Early Menopause Symptoms
Some women experience the onset of menopause symptoms years before the onset of menopause. Their symptoms can include painful periods, irritability, and sexual dysfunction, mood disorders, and severe menstrual cramping. The body entering menopause reduces the production of estrogen and progesterone. These sex hormones control menstrual regularity, mood, and sexual organ functions. A variety of women can experience early menopause symptoms. To be sure that early symptoms are not a symptom of other condition women should talk with their doctor before beginning an exercise regimen.
Treatment for Early Menopause
Women, who move their muscles and joints burn calories, increase libido, boost their energy and metabolize estrogen. The onset of menopause usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55. Some women, however, experience the onset of menopause symptoms, ebbing and peaking hormones, early. Cardiovascular exercise bathes the organs, muscles, joints, and tissues of the body in healing. Exercise increases oxygen in the blood that increases energy. ATP, the chemical that metabolizes energy uses glucose for fuel. Exercise allows the body to break down glucose from foods to speed energy to the muscles, and joints.
Additionally, exercise increases libido. Women who increase their sexual activity find that their body produces additional vaginal lubrication during sexual intimacy. Stress chemicals that run rampant in some women wash away during vigorous exercise. A woman who is angry, sad, frustrated, or anxious before exercising can feel calm, energized, and even in the mood for intimacy.
Stretching Yoga for Early Menopause Relief
Simple stretching exercise can reduce the discomfort of painful periods. This stretch can allow muscles in the thighs and pelvis to stretch and increase blood flow. Rest on the floor and push the hips up into the air. To begin, position the palms flat on the floor or under the hips for support. Hold this position for a count of 20. Other stretches that reduce stress, menstrual cramping and pain include yoga poses such as child pose – place palms and knees on the floor and push hips back resting the palms and elbows on the floor. Drop the head to the floor, as well. Follow this pose by lying on the stomach flat on the floor. Push up the torso, extend the arms, and hold for a count of ten.
In addition, downward dog – stand place hands on the floor and walk hands out until the body forms an upside down V. Hold this position for 20 seconds. Walk the hands back in and then stand and stretch the arm up and palms up over the head and hold for 20 seconds. The last stretch can significantly reduce cramping and period irregularity. Lie on the floor, with knees up and palms flat on the floor. Drop the knees from one side of the body to the other while keeping the knees together. Let the knees move freely and continue pelvic stretch and loosing for 25 counts.
Some women who experience early menopause symptoms may have a more serious health condition. These women should consult a medical health professional to review alternative treatment options for early onset menopause symptoms. For the majority of women, however, exercise and stretching can increase the body’s production of estrogen and progesterone, naturally. It also increases endorphins for energy and decreases stress chemicals cortisol and adrenaline that influence mood disorders.