So many aches and pains that require work and sweat. Yet, it is as if menopausal women are climbing the clackity tracks of a super powered roller coaster. Chugging to the top only to find that aging is the ultimate wild ride filled with freedom, change, and time for smelling the roses.
The Illusion of Aging
The illusory period between 50 and 60 allows women the opportunity to rethink their futures. With children grown, and quiet mornings with time to drink a full cup of coffee, uninterrupted, post menopause treatments can lead to introspective walks. More likely, though, treating those symptoms brings joy to wild and wooly playtime. Aging occurs when the body craves nutrition, hydration, and loving attention. Now is the time to rethink bad habits to increase the power of the postmenopausal and retirement years.
After age 60, the majority of disruptive menopause symptoms are gone. The estrogen and progesterone levels have had sufficient time to readjust. Women who avoided phytoestrogen products are now living symptom-free, for the most part.
Some women, however, do experience some lingering symptoms. With the occasional hot flash, mood disturbance, and interrupted intimacy, menopause symptoms still require some attention. These symptoms abate with a diet replete with plenty of water, sweet potatoes, green vegetables, beets, and vitamin D. These foods boost energy reserves, improve waistlines, and increase overall body lubrication and skin elasticity.
No more days of suffering through pounding, headaches from lack of hydration. Women can significantly reduce feelings of unexplained anxiety that can ruin a well-planned day. Intimacy improves with the right partner and energizes a sense of youth and vitality.
Exercise is a vital essential now more than at any other time in women's lives. Maintaining bone strength, flexibility, women boost those adrenaline stores. Endorphins fuels a day of adventure, high-powered work or lounging through the lazy days of late summer.
With a hot cup of green tea to improve skin tone, nails and hair, why not indulge in some herbal remedies. Facials made from bergamot, sugar, and honey. Skin creams loaded with lavender and dash of stimulating clove herbal remedies can diminish menopause symptoms.
A cup of chamomile and fennel tea can reduce headaches. Some grated soy nuts in a fresh walnut, raspberry, and sweet potato salad provide a powerhouse of antioxidants to energize the body. Teas and herbs for weight reduction, energy, sexual stimulation, and mood enhancement combat feelings of fatigue, cool those hot flashes and mend those moments of anxiety.
Phytoestrogens - A No-Go
Avoid herbal remedies that substitute estrogen. Plant and animal artificial estrogen replacement therapies can increase post menopause symptoms ad decrease the body's ability to regulate estrogen production. As a quick fix, these herbal remedies are not worth the complications to post menopause treatment. Take it from other wild and wooly women; treat postmenopausal symptoms with natural solutions. A small parentage of women experiences exacerbating, postmenopausal symptoms. These women should contact their medical health professional to review alternative options for painful or lingering post menopause symptoms.