Typically as a women reaches mid to
late 40's, she will begin to notice changes in how she feels. Usually, the women
feels tired and simple wrung out. Interestingly, a large number of women have no
idea what they are experiencing is post menopause or the beginning of the change
During menopause, a woman’s body will begin to change as her ovaries function
less and less, causing hormonal levels to decrease. For a woman to be considered
in post-menopause, she would be void of a menstrual period for a minimum of one
year. Although as women age they may miss a cycle occasionally, they are not
actually in post menopause until there have been no cycles for a full
The changes experienced during this time can be overwhelming. The woman will go
through a number of emotions from anger to depression to frustration. The
important thing is to keep in mind that this change of life is perfectly normal
and something every woman goes through. Some women will breeze right through
post and normal menopause with no problem while other women struggle with
serious issues. For those women that seem to have a more difficult time, there
are many options both naturally and with proper medication.
If there are concerns, it is important to work closely with a good gynecologist
who can provide the right form of treatment along with encouragement. Although
it may not feel like it while going through post menopause and menopause, life
will go on and this too shall pass. For family members, they too need to
understand that that ups and downs and unexpected turns associated with
menopause are a normal part of the process. While the first reaction may be to
become irritated or angry, this is a time when love and support are crucial.
Many times, learning to focus on other things can help. For example, when going
through menopause, a woman can rediscover herself by taking up a new hobby,
getting together with old friends, or doing something special for herself. By
keeping the mind busy and concentrated on positive things, the symptoms of menopause can be controlled better.
This positive attitude along with natural herbs and supplements will make a huge
difference. For most, it is hard to understand why the “golden years” seem more
like black clouds but again, this is all part of life. The key is to take the
proper steps, understand menopause, and take steps for gaining control over the
The measures you take to make your
post menopause transition easier will greatly
affect the quality of your life after the change. Remember: if you develop
better eating habits, exercise routines, and stress-reducing herbal and
aromatherapeutic techniques during menopause, there’s no reason to stop after!
For many women, the
post menopause period constitutes a second
coming-of-age period. See it as a return to innocence!
Because menopause typically coincides with the end of your child-rearing duties,
you’re free to explore new things in life, free to travel, and full of new life
experiences. Controlling menopausal symptoms is an emotionally and physically
powerful activity – you’re displaying great mental and power over your natural
biology. Use this in your day-to-day endeavors and enjoy your second spring!
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