Dealing with menopause drama? Here’s help.

There is that time most women dread in their life cycle. It is called menopause. Menopause is the end of menstruation and fertility in a woman and it can occur as early as when a woman is in her mid-thirties to as late as in her fifties. It comes with some really uncomfortable and sometimes dramatic symptoms. We would be considering tips on dealing with menopause drama.

So, talking about managing menopausal drama and the discomforts that come with it, the first thing worthy of note here is diet. It is a very popular saying here at healthfacts.ng, that diet determines to a very large extent the state of your health. Optimal nutrition, especially at the onset of menopause, is very helpful to reduce the symptoms. Some foods actually trigger and worsen these symptoms and it is just best to avoid them. Some of these foods are packaged, refined foods, foods made with refined oils, high intake of sugar, alcohol, carbonated drinks. These kinds of foods are advisable: High-fibre foods, fruits and veggies, foods rich in omega-3 fats such as fish and of course lots of water.

Also, cut down on stressful activities. If there is any time to cut down on stress, it should be now to avoid depression, anxiety and dramatic mood swings. Every time you undertake stressful activities, give your body space to recover.

Sleep regularly. You should have at least seven hours of sleep daily. These little factors go a long way in controlling menopausal drama.

Exercise regularly. Even if you do not exercise regularly before, building a fairly consistent exercise routine can help you manage several risk factors that may arise from menopause such as obesity, chronic stress, and bone/muscle problems.

Build a support system around yourself. Whether of friends or families or colleagues, support systems and healthy relationships don’t only help in dealing with menopause drama but also helps one age gracefully.

Remain positive. In reality, your emotions have a key role to play in your general well-being. Distance yourself from negativity as much as you can whether it is a person or a thing. Make conscious efforts to be happy.

Now, it is different for everyone as is every other thing. So at the onset of your menopausal cycle, take the time to discover what really works for you in terms of relieving your symptoms and stick to it.

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