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Six Ways To Fight The Effects Of Menopause And Fatigue

Aug 17, 2007
One of the more common menopause symptoms is fatigue. Feelings of exhaustion and lack of energy are associated fatigue symptoms caused by a variety of factors.

Coping with day-to-day activities becomes a heavy burden simply because energy levels are diminished. This has a ricochet effect, directly impacting on relationships with other family members and friends. All in all, menopause and fatigue go hand-in-hand and there are several reasons why it both directly and indirectly causes upheaval in your life.

One of the biggest players in the onset of fatigue is insomnia. Lower estrogen levels can play havoc with vitality levels causing bouts of irritability, mood swings and in many cases, depression. Insomnia denies essential sleep which can only lead to one result...fatigue.

Try These Simple Sleep Assisted Measures

Apart from seeing your doctor and receiving mediacation assistance to help you sleep, other measures worth exploring include:

- taking a hot bath before bed.
- lowering the room temperature in your bedroom.
- eat your meal at least four hours before you retire.
- avoid watching television just before you try to get to sleep.
- avoid coffee but drink a cup of hot milk instead just before you climb into bed.

Fatigue Symptoms Of Menopause

Sexual drive can also be impeded in menopausal women with fatigue. Lower levels of progesterone are produced when menopause arrives and it's not only sex drive that is compromised, but a woman's general demeanor can go from happy and lively to sad and depressed. A feeling of exhaustion pervades her life and complaining about being sick all the time has had some women unfairly labelled as hypocondriacs.

In other cases, eyesight and hearing problems can occur as a result of fatigue while tyroid deficiencies could lead to chronic fatigue issues.

So What Can You Do?

Stress build up is not only a problem for the person suffering it but also for those around you. Relationships with family members become unintentionally strained as you try and cope with menopause symptoms. Here are a few common suggestions which may provide some much needed relief:

- Obviously hormone replacement therapy is an answer but not all women want to go down this path for whatever reason. At least talk to your doctor about it.

- If HRT is not the answer for you then consider herbal remedies and treatments but again, these should be discussed with your doctor.

- Getting adequate sleep at night. This has been discussed earlier with some recommendations already made.

- Don't overdo things such as work and play. Over exercising just puts added stress on your body

- Avoid caffeine enhanced drinks such a coffee. It's an obvious pick-me-up for many people but isn't recommended when menopause "is in town."

- Maintain good dietary practices. Try to avoid low fat diets replacing normal fats with healthy oils. Fat is an energy source which the body needs to function properly. Stick with unsaturated fats.
About the Author
Dean Caporella is a professional broadcaster. These simple tips can help fight menopause fatigue. Will it affect you? Plus, read the latest menopause related news and reviews at:http://www.infomenopause.com
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