Innovative Women's Health and menopause.
Menopause is diagnosed after 12 months without a menstrual period. The age at which Menopause typically affects women in the US, is 51, however, it may begin for some in their 40's.
Menopause is a natural biological process however, the physical symptoms are known to affect sleep, lower energy, and impact your emotional health, Innovative Women's Health can help you treat symptoms, such as hot flashes, low libido and energy levels, and even help you with the emotional health. There are many effective treatments available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy. Let us help you take on this next chapter of your life.
What to expect as I enter menopause?
Some of the symptoms you may experience in the months/years preceding menopause:
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep problems
- Mood changes
- Weight gain and slowed metabolism
- Thinning hair and dry skin
- Loss of breast fullness
Symptoms will likely effect every woman differently. Most women experience period irregularities.
How do I slow the aging process?
1. Be kind to yourself:
Everyday stress can wreak havoc on your well being. In France, where women appear to age exceptionally well, women understand the importance of taking care of one's self. Innovative women's Health would like to encourage you to take time for yourself in this next chapter of your life. Whether it's Yoga, meditation, or maybe indulging at the spa - Be kind with yourself and you will see a difference.
2. Go for a walk
Not only will this help keep you in shape and burn off the stress of the day, it will also help prevent heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women as well as in men. For women approaching their 40's, estrogen levels begin to decline which increases your risk of cardiovascular disease. Eliminating stress, staying active, watching your weight, all of these activities contribute to a longer, healthier, happier life.
3. Watch your weight
As we previously discussed, Heart disease is a leading cause of death for men and women. It is now more important that you take care of yourself. We would never suggest you can't have the occasional chocolate or treat, just remember that moderation and portion control is imperrative. Never over indulge.
If you would like to know more about how Innovative Women's Health can help you kick those afternoon cravings and achieve your healthy weight goals, schedule an appointment to discuss our Weight Loss program.
4. Love and sexual health
Love makes the world go round...or so they say - did you also know it can extend your life? The love you receive from a tight family unit, warm, close relationships with women friends, and fulfilling sex live, doesn't just put a skip in your step, it can fight disease, boost immunity, and lower stress!
Innovative Women's Health specializes in issues related to women's sexual health. If you are experiencing difficulties with intimacy, set up an appointment today and we will help get your fire back.