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5 Ways to Manage Menopause

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5 Ways to Manage Menopause

By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor

Headaches, muscle tension, anxiety, fatigue, dizziness, hot flashes, mood swings, mental confusion…

Menopause: it’s enough to make you feel like your body and mind are going through some sort of internal self-destruct sequence.

Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., medical director for the Nutritional Magnesium Association and author of the book, “Menopause Naturally,” says that American women struggle with menopause, in part because of Western perspectives on aging. “In certain cultures, menopause is an easy transition—the elderly are revered for their age and wisdom. In our culture, when women get old and lose their looks, they feel as though no one wants them, so they meet this transition with tension and negative emotion,” she says.

The truth is that menopause is a natural process that, according to Dean, can be dealt with as long as a woman takes care of herself. Unfortunately, many women find it difficult to do just that.

Mastering your menopausal symptoms

Menopause typically begins in women somewhere between the ages of 45 and 55.

Women going through menopause may find that their feelings of irritability, confusion, depression and fatigue become intensified as they begin to experience the physical and mental consequences of fluctuating hormones.

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5:04AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

thank you for the tips.

2:05AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

The best way, is to be ready for any kind of reaction from the woman... Well, you should be ready for this anyway... :)

7:11AM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:14AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

Thanks

3:50PM PDT on Jun 7, 2013

Thanks for the tips.

6:31PM PDT on May 7, 2013

Thank you for the tips. I agree that having your own personal summer can be a bit annoying at times, but when you're cold it can be quite nice. I find it to be quite liberating.

12:59AM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

Not giving up spicy food. Sorry. It helps my back pain.

8:58AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

ty

4:51PM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

MAGDALEN B, i agree yur so right

4:49PM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

Its just to let you know that your days of fertileness are over, - your getting on andold now. Sorry but its the way u gotta look at it. Your finished after 50.

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