Post Menopause Symptoms – How To Deal With Them?
The post menopause symptoms that you experience may not be noticeable enough for you to realize when the ‘change’ is officially over. After menopause, women often feel more balanced, but there is a definitive difference. Your mood swings should stabilize and your energy levels should go up a little, but there are a host of other post menopause symptoms that are not nearly as pleasant.
While doctors are still trying to determine if there is such a thing as male menopause, women do have a laundry list of symptoms that come with life after menopause. It is highly unlike to produce too much estrogen after menopause, but it is scientifically possible. Having high estrogen levels after menopause can be very damaging to your body. In addition, women who are predisposed to having estrogen dominance can finally find relief after all of the stages of menopause are over.
There are some post menopause symptoms that you can quickly alleviate, but others will take much more work. For example, wrinkles formerly hidden by fat in the face will become visible. Using creams that are collagen rich will help to fill in newer wrinkles, while chemical peels and derma rolling can be used to plump up older creases and folds in the skin.
The bladder becomes weaker, leading to incontinence during bouts of laughter, while you are squatting or even when you become startled. You may be instructed to do kegel exercises as a way to strengthen your leaking bladder, but panty liners are also very helpful.
Another issue that can arise after menopause is post menopausal osteoporosis. Lower estrogen levels will naturally weaker bones. There are relatively few signs of osteoporosis, so your doctor may elect to put you on a vitamin D supplement or hormonal therapy, just as a preventative measure. You may have more gray hairs and start to notice that your body hair is beginning to thin, following menopause.
Some post menopause symptoms will catch you by surprise, but know going in that they are all quite manageable. After menopause, it is imperative that you take care of yourself, note any sudden changes and eat a healthy diet, even more than ever.