The hormonal shift from the menstrual cycle to menopause is physically and mentally tolling. With side effects ranging from dry chafing during sex, hot flashes, and sleep disturbances – ‘the change’ can be a roller coaster of emotions. Treatment options are far and few and many leave you with a higher risk of certain diseases and health conditions. Finding home remedies to subside the pain and discomfort is essential.
CHANGE OF LIFESTYLE
Doctors recommend when going through the change to follow the below guideline to begin a healthier, stress-free, transition:
- Getting regular exercise
- Practicing deep breathing exercises
- Maintaining a healthy diet
- Quitting smoking
- Limiting alcohol intake
- Seeking counselling for anxiety, mood changes, and relationship concerns
- Establishing good sleeping habits and getting plenty of rest
- Doing kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor
- Discussing the experience of menopause to friends and family
- Exploring new ways of enjoying intimacy with a partner
- Joining a club, volunteering, or taking a new hobby
Before menopause begins, estrogen levels start to decrease. This lowers your chance to become pregnant. Diet, exercise, and keeping your body healthy is crucial when trying to conceive a child. Changing your diet and lifestyle can boost fertility rates by up to 69%.
Some easy lifestyle and diet changes that you can make are: