There are always choices, and when we reach menopause age, it may come as a surprise, a shock even.
Only the other day, I was talking to someone who had noticed some symptoms, but she had no idea where to start with how to find out anything, or what to do to help how she’s feeling.
So we talked about the different ways there are available to help alleviate discomfort, or to do away with unpleasantness altogether.
She mentioned the World Health Organisation HRT experiment that took place over 20 years ago, the poorly-reported results of which were refuted, but the after-effects have been long-lasting and harmful, to say the least.
I explained that HRT doesn’t have the dangers that have been associated with it for all these years, and the lady was pleasantly surprised. And I also explained that there are many other ways to bring relief.
Our lifestyle decisions make a huge difference in every area of our life, and every positive change towards improving one symptom will have the knock-on effect of improving others. For instance, if our sleep improves, everything the following day will ‘seem’ better!
And if we want to feel better in as natural a way as possible, we can look at relaxation techniques, exercise, spiritual practices, changing our diet, changing our job, finding more positive relationships, and so on.
There’s no one size fits all, it’s down to YOUR choice for YOUR body, but knowing what the options are is vitally important, enabling you to make an informed choice about what to do next.
Reach out, speak to people, research, speak to a professional. Anything. Just make sure you do something to contribute to making you feel better. I can help and would be more than happy to have a chat.
I’m not a qualified clinician, dietician, or psychologist, or anything! I write based only on my own experiences, personal views, and research into menopause. Please always seek the advice of a professional. Jacky Wood