Menopause is a time in every woman’s life that not only determines the end of childbearing age but also brings countless physical and emotional changes. The decline in hormone production cessation of ovarian activity causes sleep disturbances, hot flushes, palpitations, anxiety and depression, in turn generates changes in the body, which are crucial for women.
Women going through menopause will see their anatomy changing, in some cases markedly, and in others not. The characteristic in physical changes of menopause are:
- Decreased muscle mass
- Redistribution of body fat
- Fluid retention
- Weight gain
- Fall of hair
- Accumulation of fat in the abdomen and mid-body.
- Decrease in waist
- Changes in the skin
General Care during menopause:
The balanced diet to prevent weight gain, osteoporosis and fluid retention. It is essential that you take a diet including a variety of beneficial foods rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins. On the other hand tries to avoid coffee, snuff, alcohol, excess salt and saturated fats.
Moreover it is important to incorporate Omega 3 fatty acids which are present in oily fish (tuna, trout, salmon, tuna), wheat germ, flax seeds and hemp seeds, because these nutrients help reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.
The foods rich in Omega 6 balance hormones and nourish the skin is impaired during menopause. In the diet of every woman who goes through this stage of life can not miss meals rich in isoflavones (alfalfa, soy products, millet sauce and tempeh).
The physical activity is also important because in addition to preventing weight gain, strengthen bones and improve the general health, reduces stress and muscle tension, increases tissue oxygenation, releases endorphins to improve mood, increase calcium absorption and hormonal adaptation.
As for medical care, they depend on each case and must be prescribed by a specialist. To counter the lack of estrogen is applied hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to offset the lack of female hormones, but this therapy is not appropriate for all women.
In other cases with nutritional and herbal therapy, can effectively combat the discomforts, offset the negative changes and prevent health problems safely.