Women experience symptoms of menopause during the late 40s, early 50s lasting for a few years. Various symptoms can be experienced by the women like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irritability and tiredness. Women experiencing menopause are at a higher risk of diseases which include osteoporosis, obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
There are many natural supplements and remedies for relief to reduce the symptoms of menopause. Companies like Leaf of Life Wellness have also made products such as Virago to aid hormone regulation in women’s body. Here are some more supplements that a woman should consume.
Consumption of Calcium and Vitamin D
Menopause can cause the bones to become weak which increases the risk of osteoporosis. For good bone health one needs calcium and Vitamin D. These nutrients are needed in the diet. Postmenopausal women need to consume adequate amount of Vitamin D to lower the risk of fractures especially the fractures of hip as the bones are weakened.
Women need to consume foods that are calcium-rich which includes dairy products like yogurt, milk and cheese. Kale, collard greens and spinach are some green, leafy vegetables. They contain lots of calcium. Foods like tofu, beans, and sardines also contain calcium.
For Vitamin D one needs to expose themselves to the sun as Sun is the main source of Vitamin D. The skin produces it when in the sun but as one gets older the skin becomes less efficient in making it.
Women with terribly low Vitamin D should definitely consult doctors and take supplements and Vitamin D enriched and fortified food. Rich sources are oily fish, eggs, cod liver oil and other foods fortified with vitamin D.
A healthy Weight Maintenance Is Necessary
During menopause women tend to gain weight due to hormonal imbalance, aging, lifestyle and genetics. As the body gains fat especially around the waist increases the risk of developing cardiovascular problems. Body weight increases the effects of menopause.
Studies say that women who lose at least 10 lbs (4.5 kg) of weight or 10% of their body weight over a year can eliminate hot flashes and night sweats. Basically one can alleviate menopause symptoms and prevent diseases by maintaining a healthy weight.