And you do not have to be fearful of them!
Having gone through various 'changes' with my own hormones the past 20 years, I probably take it a bit for granted that I manage quite nicely, compared to some women.
Has it been a totally smooth ride? I wish! lol - but I've never been overly uncomfortable. And like anything as we get older - I've been adjusting and adapting.
Some of what happens for many is simply not being aware of WHAT changes may come up - and not going into panic mode! With Peri-Menopause/Menopause, LOTS can manifest if you are not on top of some general areas you have control of.
For instance - a few symptoms that may not be on your radar as possible hormone issues:
- Sore/Tender Breasts
- Feeling Bloated/Digestion issues
- Aches/Joint Pain
- Thinning Hair
There are more but why depress ourselves, right? Especially if you can KEEP them from being an issue!
There's a chance you have no idea these are legitimate complaints if your hormones are fluctuating. What can then happen is you or your Doctor may start treating the symptom, not realizing it's hormonal and 9 x out of 10, TEMPORARY.
Help your body with some of these natural ways you can regulate hormones:
All of the above areas are within your control! Okay, so maybe you have to make some better or different choices - but isn't it worth it feeling in charge of your body?
Too many variables come up when someone brings up 'Aging' and if you let yourself go there, not always positive. But darn it, I refuse to lower my standards because of some TV commercial or statistic that has nothing to do with me and MY choices, each and every day.
So start making choices NOW if you are doing pretty good hormonally. Be one of those who claims...'Oh I breezed right through Peri-Menopause/Menopause - I hardly noticed and feel pretty darn good'. You might get a few jealous looks or comments, but I bet you'll also get a few who ask you 'how did you manage it?' as well. ☺
I'm also happy to talk about herbs that have made a huge impact in my PMS-Menopause transition - saving that for another post! But by all means feel free to ask in the comments below, or stop at my Facebook Page for more conversation!
I'm ALWAYS happy to shed some light where it's needed!