Time Marches On, But It Doesn't Need to March Over You
Menopause signals the end of a woman's reproductive years and is typically marked by hormonal fluctuations that can lead to a variety of symptoms. The duration and intensity of perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms are determined to a great extent by the overall health of each individual woman.
Symptoms associated with the menopausal transition can vary widely and may include; insomnia, hot flashes and/ or night sweats, low libido, vaginal dryness, decreased resilience or tolerance for stress, brain fog, changes in weight distribution and more.
Sounds super fun, right?
Here’s what I need you to know, friends. These symptoms are not an inevitable part of your transition and you do not need to quietly accept or just learn to live with them. In fact, there are a lot of great tools available to mediate, reduce or even resolve your symptoms so that you can maintain a high quality of life at every age and stage.
Some of the strategies I have personally used to stay on top of my game as my hormones try to take me for a carnival ride are:
-Regularly check my vitamin D & thyroid levels and supplement as needed
-Maintain a great relationship with a licensed healthcare professional who can order and interpret my lab tests every 6 months - during a time of so much change it is really helpful to stay on top of things
-Supplement daily with black cohosh, adaptogenic herbs and vitex
I can honestly say since becoming very proactive about my health and getting the right practitioners on my team, I feel better than I have felt in years.
I don’t love the expression, “Age is just a number” because there are real physiological changes that happen to a woman’s body over time. AND you do not need to let time roll over you and take your vitality. You can access resources and support to keep you feeling amazing at every age and stage.