Prescription drugs are not the only solution to managing menopause symptoms.
Menopause is a really rough time, as we’re sure you’d know if you’re going through it! Your body is going through so many unfamiliar changes and you’re riding an emotional roller coaster 24 X 7. Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and pain, insomnia and frequent urination are just some of the symptoms that can make menopause a potential nightmare for you. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that there are natural alternatives to prescription drugs that can take the edge off menopause and help you reclaim your peace of mind through this tough time. Read on to know more about 5 natural alternatives to prescription drugs that will help you manage menopause effectively and less stressfully:
Yoga, Aerobics & Breathing
Yoga and the practice of conscious breathing help not just alleviate irritation but also hot flashes in some women. Aerobic exercises will help induce deep sleep. In other words, you will be as serene as a yogi on the summit of the Himalayas even in the midst of menopause!
Omega-3 fatty acids and ignans act as phytoestrogens which help alleviate the symptoms of menopause. And flax seeds are rich in both. What’s more, it also helps lower cholesterol; that can’t be bad, can it?
Apply Vitamin E topically on your vagina and it will feel more lubricated and you will feel more comfortable. Also, Vitamin E can sometimes reduce hot flashes. E-lated much?
Soy contains isoflavones which are polyphenolic compounds that can exert estrogen-like effects. This is why soy helps effectively control and manage menopausal symptoms. Don’t let those mood swings control you; now you control them like a boss!
Control every single hot flush by drinking plenty of cold water and juices. And remember, do not consume any alcohol or caffeine (even in cold form) because they act as diuretics and can cause severe dehydration, which is the last thing you want in your vulnerable and menopausal state.
If you’re going through menopause, we’re certain you’ll be back to being your beautiful self in no time. Be it depression, lack of sleep or nausea, these 5 natural alternatives will make it so much easier for you to manage menopause without completely losing your mind or hurling a vase at a wall across the room!