Foods and Supplements That Help Manage the Changes During Menopause

13 Sep

Menopause can be defined as the period during which the menstruation and fertility of a woman come to an end. This usually happen 12 moths after the last menstruation. For most women this transitioning period begins in their 40s or 50s, but some can enter menopause earlier as well, usually in tier mid 30s. While this is a natural process and not a health problem, all the physical and physiological changes that occur during menopause can have a major influence of the health of women. Menopause symptoms may vary from one women to another, but the most common ones include insomnia, depression, mood swings, headaches and hot flashes. They happen due to decline of hormone levels, most notably of estrogen and progesterone.Female Supplements

Once a woman starts to have irregular periods she will begin to experience some or all of these symptoms. Hot flashes, for instance are characterized by flashing or warmth in the upper body or face, which can be followed by excessive sweating. The hormone changes can also lead to decreased sex drive and vaginal dryness and some women may also gain weight and experience breast changes. To handle well all the changes that menopause brings, it’s important to have a positive attitude during this phase of your life and realize that this is not the end of your youth or sex life, but a natural process that can be managed with some simple relaxation practices and the right female supplements. In addition to supplements including certain foods in your diet can also be very beneficial during menopause.

For instance, foods that contain soy like tofu, soy milk and tempeh promote estrogen production and can balance hormone levels. The substances known as lignins in flaxseeds can also support a healthy hormone metabolism. Probiotic foods like kefir and yogurt can also be beneficial since they contain healthy bacteria that can regulate hormones like leptin, insulin and ghrelin. As for the best female supplements that can help with menopause symptoms I would recommend taking ones that contain vitamin E which can alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms of hot flashes. Menopause is a stressful period and taking vitamin B is a great way to deal with the stress of all the hormonal and physiological changes. Female supplements that contain evening primrose oil can also reduce the intensity of menopause symptoms. This type of oil is a source of gama-linolenic acid, which can improve the process of prostaglandin synthesis.

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