Help during menopause
A change in three phases
It's as if a switch has been flipped and your body goes on strike. No matter what you do, you continuously gain weight. Your hair becomes thinner, your nails break more often, your skin looks flabbier and sallower day by day, while your bones become as brittle as glass. And your libido also leaves a lot to be desired. Primarily responsible for all these problems is an ever-increasing estrogen deficit.
Menopause is divided into three phases. They do not have a general duration. It varies from woman to woman, depending on hereditary factors on the one hand and living conditions on the other.
Premenopause, phase one, begins gradually and lasts about six years. For some women, it begins as early as the mid-40's. First, the production of progesterone, the corpus luteum hormone, is reduced. As a result, the growth of the uterine lining is inhibited, so that the implantation of a fertilized egg is no longer possible. The first sign of a progesterone deficiency is an irregular menstrual cycle. This is followed by sleep and concentration disturbances as well as mood swings. Many women also suffer from water retention and swollen breasts.
The following perimenopause lasts one to two years. Here, the production of estrogen in the ovaries, which enables the maturation of an egg, is reduced. The woman feels this through hot flashes, joint and muscle pain. Often, cholesterol levels and blood pressure rise. Eventually, estrogen production stops altogether.
The third phase, postmenopause, begins after the last menstrual period. Now estrogen receptors are degraded. Bone density decreases due to the lack of estrogen. Hair, skin and nail problems also increase. This phase can extend over ten to 15 years.
What helps against the symptoms?
First, you should accept that menopause is a natural process, not a disease. It is a time that will pass. The less you focus on it, the better you will be able to cope with it.
You can improve your general well-being specifically by exercising. Endurance sports are the most effective measure. It is best to do it every day. Twenty minutes is enough. Yoga is also effective, because it helps you to relax and reduce stress. Permanent negative stress is not good for you at any time in your life. You should say goodbye to it now at the latest.
In no case should you be stressed about your sex life, because it remains as good as it always was or even gets better. Many women now experience pleasure and passion more intensively and in new facets.
Nutrition has a great influence on the course of menopause. A Mediterranean diet with plenty of fish, red meat, cooked vegetables, and fresh fruit can prevent numerous complaints such as hot flashes and weight gain.
Frequencies of food supplements
On top of everything, it is advisable to take dietary supplements. Unfortunately, it is quite a lot of them that would have to be swallowed on a daily basis. Many of them are also very expensive. The 90.10.-CARD Tink for Women, designed for middle-aged women, can be an alternative. It is informed with the frequencies of 17 supplements that help through menopause, such as the sex hormone DHEA as well as phytoestrogens. In addition to this booster, the card stores four other boosters that can work against stress, natural aging, and so on.