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"Going Crazy" Or Just Going Through Menopause — an article on the Smart Living Network
September 18, 2007 at 1:23 AMComments: 1 Faves: 0

"Going Crazy" Or Just Going Through Menopause

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Going crazy

Menopausal women know they're not going crazy, but they may feel as if they are.Menopause is a natural phenomenon.Menopause is a right of passage for women.Menopause is a beautiful transition in a woman's life.Menopause is an exquisite time to brag for women.Menopause marks the end of responsibility and the beginning of living for most women.

This menopausal journey may come with a few bumps along the way.For some women, symptoms are few and infrequent.For other women, it's a challenging time in their life.

What a woman experiences during menopause is not "in their head."Their symptoms are real.Women are not going crazy - they're just going through menopause.Menopausal symptoms vary greatly.Consider these symptoms commonly associated with menopause; maybe you can add some of your own:

  • Anxiety
  • Bad breath, bad taste
  • Bloating
  • Body odor
  • Breast tenderness
  • Dental problems
  • Dizziness
  • Facial hair growth
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Hair loss on the whole body
  • Headache
  • Hot flashes
  • Incontinence
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Irritability
  • Itchiness
  • Loss of concentration
  • Loss of libido
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sore muscles
  • Tingling sensations
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain

Just going through menopause

The good news is these symptoms are temporary and most of them can be managed with simple lifestyle changes!Consider these simple lifestyle suggestions:

Exercise more!Exercising actually helps to keep the body cooled down.Exercise will help strengthen your muscles.Exercise helps to control your weight, which is important because no woman wants to gain weight.

Revise your menu to exclude caffeinated beverages and alcohol since they trigger menopausal symptoms.Revise your menu to include cold beverages to help keep you cool when having one of those awful hot flashes.

Rearrange your schedule to include times to rest and relax.Stress is a known trigger of menopausal symptoms.Control the stress levels around you as best as you can.

Quit smoking!Smoking triggers hot flashes.If you don't smoke, don't start.

Get enough sleep.This is important to help you with having a positive outlook and feeling rested throughout your busy day.

Consider dietary supplements and herbal supplements to manage your menopausal symptoms.

Learn everything you can about menopause and its symptoms.Talk to your doctor and other menopausal women.Research medical and natural options so you will be able to successfully keep your menopausal symptoms at bay.

Make mundane changes.Learn how to dress in lighter layers.Sleep in lightweight pajamas.Carry a miniature fan with you.Arrive early to appointments to avoid unnecessary stress.

"Going Crazy" or Just Going Through Menopause?

Ladies, you're not going crazy.You truly are just going through menopause.Soon, you'll be living post-menopause without these pesky and irritating symptoms.Make the necessary changes in your life to slide through menopause as easily as possible.If nothing else, remind yourself that you're in very good company.

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Sources: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/menopause/DS00119/DSECTION=symptoms http://www.34-menopause-symptoms.com/

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  • you are all insane. At work I have 3 wome going through this and giving everyone Hell to say the least. Fighting , bullying etc. If one of the employees is busy and doesnt say hello he or she is confronted. Crap its insane. Acusations about people she doesnt talk to. OMG good luck. About the gentleman , divorce her, The harrasement wont stop. Fot the writer of this column to call this a beautiful step for women go screw yourself.

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