So, you have been suffering from seemingly endless hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, sleepless nights, loss of libido, and irregular periods and you are asking yourself, when will all my menopause symptoms end? Unfortunately, there is no one answer to this question.
The duration of the menopause transition varies drastically from women to women. If you feel like you are stuck in a menopausal nightmare, following these tips can help you to relieve the stress and frustration that menopause can bring.
Participating in daily, or alternative days, exercise will help boost your endorphins. These endorphins will boost your energy and your mood. Even if you just walk around the block or go for a short jog, you'll reap the benefits. If you are suffering from joint pain take up swimming because being in the water will be easier on your bones, but will still give you an excellent workout. Or try out Zumba, an excellent aerobic workout with benefits that include toned arms, a tight butt, and a boosted libido.
Go On a Girl's Weekend
Gather up your best girls and hit the spa for the weekend. Fill your days with massages and all around relaxation. Enjoy the time with your friends and let go of all your stresses. Going with other women who are experiencing the same transition as you may be a good idea as then you can all relax and vent together. There is nothing better than being able to talk with other women who understand exactly what you are going through.
The healthier you eat, the better your body will be able to ward off the irritating and uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. Try to regularly indulge in more fruits and veggies. Add a banana to your breakfast, carrots to lunch, and a salad to your dinner and you will instantly boost your vitamin and mineral intake. You will feel better about yourself and may even shed some of the extra pounds that menopause can so kindly leave you.
Although it is impossible to tell you when your menopause symptoms will end, you can make your journey through menopause more manageable. If you want to learn more, click on the following link and find out everything you need to know about the treatments for symptoms of menopause.
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