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Menopause Treatment

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Why menopause is actually an opportunity for self-care

SPONSORED BY MARTIN & PLEASANCE DR. OLIVIA ROSE, ND WHAT IS MENOPAUSE? Menopause is defined as the absence of a menstrual period for 12 months. 51 years of age is the average age of onset in North America. Once in menopause, the function of the ovaries–the female gonads–drastically decline. This leads to cessation of ovulation and a decrease in the primary sex hormones–estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. But menopause is not a disease. It’s important to remember that your hormones do not need to be replaced and menopause itself does not need to be treated. Instead, this is a period of time in your life to focus on self-care and to examine the holistic ways to manage the discomforts your body is experiencing.  Remember, it...

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Menopause Treatment

Four Recommended Exercises To Add To Your Menopause Treatment

Improving flexibility and mobility during menopause is important to ensure the good health of your bones, joints and a healthy strong heart. Moving around more during menopause may seem like a hassle due to symptoms such as hot flushes, fatigue angd low mood. While you may be disinterested in keeping active during this time it is more important than ever to include movement as part of your menopause treatment. Here are some recommended exercises to include in your daily routine: Windmills This exercise involves moving the arms forward and then the reverse. Doing two to three sets of 10 can give the heart a workout in addition to enhancing circulation in the body. Two great advantages of this exercise is that it...

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Menopause Symptoms

Vitamin D Plays An Important Part In Treating Menopause Symptoms

Often when questioned on the health benefits of Vitamin D, the development of healthy bones and teeth spring easily to mind. A lesser known role of Vitamin D, that is critically important to women’s health, is its ability to help treat menopause symptoms. Vitamin D works in harmony with other essential nutrients to: promote healthy bone renewal, keeping hormones balance and sustaining a healthy immune system. The vitamin stimulates the production of calcitriol – a powerful steroid responsible for assisting in the growth and breakdown of healthy tissue in cells. A recent health study highlighted the concern of Vitamin D deficiency as a major health issue. Research found that almost one third of the Australian adult population were lacking in suitable levels...

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Menopause Relief

Manage Menopause Night Sweats More Effectively By Paying Attention To These 3 Things

While the beginning of menopause means that you can say “good riddance” to the ‘monthly menace’ responsible for back aches, nausea and painful tummy cramps, it does bring on a whole set of its own dreaded symptoms. One of the more frustrating symptoms experienced by menopausal women around the world are night sweats. Sleep disruptions aggravate an already challenging transition period for women. What could be worse than facing a long day ahead when you’re sleep deprived and your body is feeling as though it’s not your own? Similar to hot flushes, night sweats are episodes of excessive sweating experienced by women in menopause that take place particularly at night. Changeable estrogen levels and the imbalance of hormones during this period are...

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Menopause Treatment

Having A Positive Frame Of Mind Is A Crucial Factor In Aiding Your Menopause Treatment

A woman going through menopause can testify that this is one of the most challenging periods of her life. There is a lot to deal with - a range of uncomfortable menopausal symptoms from mental to emotional to physical – in addition to taking care of the family’s needs, caring for the home, running a business or coping at work. Women who can still find ‘me’ time in the face of all this can call themselves lucky. But finding this time to just be positive about life and living has been found to be a highly effective technique for women wanting to manage their menopause treatment successfully. Many women have found the following positive thinking techniques immensely helpful in tackling menopause: Breathe Granted...

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