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Menopause is a period of transformation for a woman as she shifts the focus from her family and friend’s needs to proceeding into a period of greater calm and wisdom. The elder women in several societies around the globe are given more importance and their opinion is essential in many decisions right from finances to the way a household is run. Whilst a woman’s role in all the matters of home are always important, when menopause strikes and the transformation completes, the emotional energy that often fluctuates with her menstrual cycle settles to help her get more in touch with her spiritual self. The ebbs and flows of the energy flows through her like a gentle stream unlike the stormy river that it was before.
This period of transformation can cause great distress to some women who often mistake it as a sign that they are no longer attractive. Embracing this transformation is key in countering the side effects and emerging into an empowered being after the transition is through. It is also a time of changing one’s status in the household. Signs of aging are inevitable for both men and women, but these signs can become more pronounced during the transition, so understanding what your body requires is essential in aiding the transition progresses. This transition gathers different views from the cultures over the world. In the America’s, menopause is often associated with aging and becoming unattractive and this kind of pressure can pull women going through it down. This distress can cause additional symptoms like intensive hot flashes and fatigue. In Japan, women experience less hot flashes owing to their phytoestrogen rich diet which is an essential ingredient in soya based consumer products.
Like any time of change, menopause can also throw about various symptoms that cannot be ignored. It can hit anytime between the ages of 48 to 54, although it is not uncommon for women to experience it younger. Several hormonal changes take place in the body and the amount of oestrogen produced in the system slows down. The level of oestrogen eventually declines completely to be replaced by another form of it, known as oestrone, which is regulated by the adrenalin glands. Breaking out into sweats, even in cold surroundings, is common owing to these hormonal changes. The adrenalin glands needs to be nurtured well in this period to ensure the hormonal replacement is provided adequately in the system. Stress and poor nutrition can surely hinder the production of the adrenalin glands and enhance the symptoms to include various other side effects like vaginal dryness and even osteoporosis. Osteoporosis essentially causes the bones to become delicate and brittle, to the point of even causing a fracture by coughing. Supplying the body with all the essential vitamins and nutrients required to avoid this condition and the other symptoms is paramount.
One of the key factors that supplement adrenal gland health is eating at the right time. It is recommended that you eat larger meals during the day and stick to smaller meals once the sun goes down. Break down your meals to smaller portions and eat them at 3-4 hour intervals. Stick to a light dinner before retiring for the night. Include healthy snacks in your routine and avoid cookies, donuts, candy and other sugary titbits.
Apart from the adrenal gland, keeping the liver sufficiently nourished is also of utmost importance during the transition. When the new oestrone starts getting produced, the old hormones that need to be discarded by the body are filtered out by the liver. If these old hormones are not eliminated properly, they remain in the body and continue to cause PMS and PMT-like symptoms like headaches, cramps, moodiness and hot flushes and can eventually cause several types of tumours. Even cancer is a plausible side effect of this.
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