Women have always known to have great intuition, especially when it comes to their body reacting to certain conditions - emotionally, mentally or physically.
These “feelings” tend to get “out of control” during specific phases of our life, the kind that we see in movies but have not explicitly discussed before it happens.
We start to sense a shift in the way our body works; drastic mood swings with frequent tears or outbursts.
The worst part?
The way people start reacting to this outburst, responding like they think we’re going crazy.
Honestly, we are not going crazy ...it's just menopause!
Menopause is no fun ride. All the mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, joint pains, and the never ending list of problems. Feels like we have a lot to deal with, by ourselves.
Understanding and accepting these symptoms can help us simplify the process of solving them (as promised, as easy as 1, 2, 3)!
Let us start with understanding the 3 stages of Menopause:
Perimenopause or Premenopause can begin several years before menopause. This could last between a few months to about 10 years. However, on average it lasts about 5 years.
The official menopause stage begins 12 months after the last menstrual period (bleeding).
The concept of “a minute on your lip, a lifetime on your hip” comes to reality. Eating one slice of cake for dinner could increase weight around our waist and abdominal region, with a reduction in our metabolic rate."
It is also common to notice our hair and skin becoming drier and thinner; no amount of conditioner and lotion seem to absolutely solve this problem.
Yes, the troubles don’t end right at menopause. It is the stage where most of the severe menopausal symptoms decrease but it comes with additional side effects.
Now we have identified the 3 stages of Menopause.
Understanding the 3 most common symptoms amongst women is vital, allowing us to solve or reduce these problems.
We might have come across various methods to solve specific menopause symptoms. This includes our doctors recommending hormonal therapies or birth control pills to help our ovaries continue producing estrogen; or medications such as antidepressants to reduce our mood swings and other allopathic medication for joint pains and bloating.
However, instead of concentrating on medication that alters our hormone levels, there are natural ways to reduce these symptoms with no side effects in the long run.
Here are 3 natural ways to reduce our menopausal symptoms:
Going through menopause by yourself is hard! Especially because it affects our daily life! Symptoms like reduction in metabolic rates and estrogen levels that cause weight gain and increase the size of our abdomen; night sweats and flashes, joint pains that make us feel 30 years older...are just to name a few.
Therefore, we have broken down understanding and solving menopause in 3 easy steps; which can make this journey a little less frustrating!
At Better Body, we have a mission to help make menopause easier for women. We have done the research for you, invested blood and sweat to find a solution to tackle major menopause symptoms.
We hope you can see that menopause does not have to be difficult and solving it can be as easy as 1, 2, 3!