There is no doubt most people are doing their best to adjust to pandemic life, but, for many people, it can be an excruciatingly anxious time. On top of all of this, spare a thought for the women who have to contend with menopause at this very same time – when raging hormones can intensify every feeling.
Menopause, or the end of menstruation brings with it a lot of physical and emotional change; caused by a swift change in hormone levels. I’ve been told by women that menopause can feel like their body has been hijacked by hormones; that suddenly they feel like a stranger in their own body.
Adapting to menopause is a very different experience for every woman. As your body stops producing oestrogen and progesterone after doing that for the course of your adult life, you can expect to feel a cacophony of emotions and whirlwind of physical changes including mood swings, heightened anxiety and generally, feeling out-of-sorts. Other symptoms may include:
- Inability to sleep or sleeping too much
- Having feelings and thoughts that you are inadequate
- Over-eating or Under-eating
The symptoms associated with menopause are both physical and emotional, which means that it can adversely impact mental health. In fact, The North American Menopausal Society has gone so far as to name the feelings associated with menopause as: “the menopausal blues”.
Feeling slightly depressed, anxious or having radical moods seems to be part of the process for many women. If you feel like this, the most important thing is to recognise what you are going through and know that you are not alone.
Here are some simple steps to manage “the menopausal blues:”
1. Look to Supplements that Nourish & Balance
There is a solution that may ease the discomfort many women experience during menopause. Our Fontanella Menopause Formula is developed with premium ingredients that can to boost your energy levels and generally, increase wellbeing. We cultivate the highest-grade Black Cohosh, a natural herb that has been used for centuries to moderate oestrogen levels, add in Panax Ginseng, a renowned Korean herb know to reduce mood swings, Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant and Sage Extract which relives hot flushes and bleeding irregularities to create a powerful, one a day supplement that acts to balance hormones, moods and body temperature.
2. Take a Time Out
Give yourself the mental space you need, when you need it.
Perhaps you might develop a calming tea ritual like the Ancient Chinese and think about the mind and connection. Look to herbal teas which can help with symptoms of menopause.
3. Seek Medical Advice
Menopause is real. The feelings and symptoms you feel are very real. Make a telehealth appointment with your Doctor or Health Advisor to talk about your particular symptoms.
As we continue to face social and economic change caused by this pandemic, dealing with the challenges of menopause will only be made more difficult for many women. As a health professional and a husband, I urge you all to be kind to your own bodies and minds, but also to have the courage to reach out and ask for help if you need it. Talk to your friends and family and share your feelings throughout the menopause process.
At Fontanella we harvest nature’s potent ingredients and combine them with scientific know-how to create wellness supplements that work. We create every single Fontanella supplement in Australia with integrity and a commitment to quality.
With the symptoms and emotions of menopause lasting anywhere from 5 – 10 years ignorance is not bliss and today, there are many options available. Talk to your health professional to discuss your personal menopause journey.
Let’s live healthy.