Understanding & Aiding Menopause Symptoms
Most women will experience menopausal symptoms. Some of these can be quite severe and have a significant impact on your everyday activities.
Menopausal symptoms can begin months or even years before your periods stop and last around 4 years after your last period, although some women experience them for much longer.
What are the common symptoms, and why do they happen?
Difficulty Sleeping & Hot Flushes:
Many women experience issues with sleep during perimenopause, the period of time before menopause when hormone levels and menstrual periods become irregular. Difficulty sleeping is usually associated with hot flushes, unpleasant sensations of extreme heat that can happen at any time.
There are changes in the brain that lead to hot flushes, as well as a loss of reproductive hormones like estrogen, are just some of the biological causes behind these symptoms.
Low mood or Anxiety:
During Menopause, lower estrogen levels can lead to irritability, fatigue, anxiety, mood swings and other symptoms. Alongside these levels dropping, you can also experience hormonal changes that affect the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, which commonly have links to periods of depression and anxiety.
These disrupting biological changes are usually the leading cause behind women feeling low during Menopause - accompanied by an array of difficult symptoms disturbing daily activities, it's completely understandable and very common that many women feel a shift in their mental health during this time.
Problems with Memory and Concentration:
Difficulty concentrating is common, and can be caused by the direct effects of low oestrogen on brain function. When it comes to memory, Menopause can actually affect how brain cells are generated, connect with each other and even die, and these processes impact brain regions that are used for memory.
It's a very common symptom of Menopause, with recent studies showing that typically over 60% of women struggle with concentration and memory difficulties during Perimenopause and Menopause, and most typically, although it may cause anxiety for a lot of women, it's not a cause for concern and soon enough women begin to feel like themselves again.
Many women experience relative iron deficiency during Menopause, and iron deficiency in specific parts of the brain has been shown in Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).
RLS is typically something women experience most predominately at nighttime, another symptom that tends to disturb sleep. One study of 5,000 menopausal women found that nearly 30% of those aged over 55 suffered from RLS. RLS is described as an overwhelming urge to move your legs, and often jerking movements in arms and legs.
Some experts conducting studies on the nervous system believe the symptom of RLS may be related to how the body deals with dopamine, a chemical involved in controlling movement of muscles. Dopamine levels naturally fall towards the end of the day, which is a likely cause why many women experience RLS more severely at night.
What natural solutions can help ease Menopausal symptoms?
There's a really wide range of natural, nutritional sources that can aid in relief from Menopause symptoms.
For our wonderful customers, we've curated the Meno Relief Pack, an assembled range of alternative and natural supplements which are scientifically proven to help with perimenopause and menopause symptoms.
Meno Relief consists of four of the most effective known natural remedies for menopause symptoms - all in one place.
Our Meno Relief Pack aims to:
♡ Promote strong, healthy bones
♡ Combat fatigue and depression
♡ Support deep & restorative sleep
♡ Regulate serotonin for a positive mood
♡ Prevent hot flashes and night sweats
Natural Repair Magnesium Spray:
Our bestselling product! Magnesium is a mineral that helps with muscle relaxation, reduces stress and helps you sleep longer - all of which are important for a restorative sleep.
This is because magnesium supports sufficient amounts of GABA, a neurotransmitter that aids restful sleep.
A hugely-popular Ayurvedic herb used for thousands of years as a natural calming remedy.
This amazing herb is best known for its ability to help reduce stress, improve sleep and create an overall sense of serenity.
Evening Primrose Oil:
Evening Primrose Oil is one of the very few natural sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
This fatty acid is the reason thousands of women have found evening primrose oil to provide relief from hot flashes and fatigue.
Natural Calm (Multi-vitamin):
Natural Calm contains 5-HTP, Chamomile, Vitamins B5 & B12, Folic acid and lemon balm.
These help to raise serotonin levels, increase sleep quality and provide hormonal balance, all of which contribute to a positive outlook and higher energy levels.
Additional Support: You are not alone
We hope if you are experiencing any Menopausal symptoms, that after reading this blog you not only find comfort in knowing you are not alone, and most women around the world going through Menopause are likely struggling too, and that you feel a little more at ease for having a deeper understanding of the changes happening within your body.
We hope you also feel better in knowing there are more natural ways to find relief without needing to push a variety of medicines through your system.
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