Self-Care is Essential
A lot of women don't take great care of themselves during the years when they're busy chasing kids around the house or working hard at a job. So menopause can be a good time to start:
- Eating a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, plenty of fiber, and just a little bit of fat. As we get older, the digestive system is not as efficient, so eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet can keep your body weight stable, and also help you reduce some menopausal symptoms.
- Getting out and moving at least three times a week for an hour. If you can, do some exercise — even walking — every single day. Exercise helps keep excess weight off, keeps the body working efficiently, and is one of the best ways to keep "the blues" at bay. Learn more about how menopause may affect your weight.
- Take stress out of your life! Just say no to more obligations than you can handle, and don't cope with problems by using alcohol, caffeine, or cigarettes, which are all bad for your physical and mental health.
Menopause Supplements Provide Benefits
As the natural estrogen in your body declines, it can be helpful to take supplements that provide some of the same benefits as estrogen. Estroven® is an all-natural dietary supplement made with isoflavones (from soy products) and herbs including black cohosh that helps balance your hormones naturally, helps support your mood, and make you feel like yourself again.
What About Medication?
Since menopause is not a disease but a phase of life, you need to be clear about your own attitude toward menopause in order to decide how you want to handle it.
Estroven® can be your first choice to handling your menopausal symptoms, since using a natural remedy for menopause is a logical way to start. But if you're still having problems, there are other options, such as replacement hormones (hormone replacement therapy), antidepressants, and bone-strengthening medications. Psychotherapy, counseling, support groups, etc. can be effective ways to manage menopause. Talk with your healthcare provider to discuss the best action plan for you.