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Can Menopause Cause Anxiety?

Can Menopause Cause Anxiety?

ANSWER:

Menopause can cause anxiety.

More Info: Many women report that anxiety is a symptom of menopause especially directly before a hot flash occurs.  With feelings of anxiety, hot flashes will often be preceded by feelings of dread, anxiety, and heart palpitations.

Holistic Therapies to Decrease Anxiety

Anxiety can affect every area of your life, making it difficult to function. You may even have difficulty performing everyday tasks. Medications for anxiety come with an array of side effects that may range from annoying to intolerable. You can try some holistic methods instead of medication. Start by examining your life and looking for areas where you can simplify to reduce stressful situations. Ask for support from people you know you can depend on. Take care of yourself. Follow a nutritious diet, exercise regularly and try to get enough sleep. Meditation and yoga may be helpful.

Holistic Therapies for Menopause Symptoms

Menopause can bring a variety of unpleasant side effects with it, including fatigue, weight gain, hot flashes and irritability. There are many drugs on the market to counteract these symptoms, but they may cause other unpleasant side effects. Fortunately, there are holistic ways to combat the symptoms of menopause. Many specially formulated teas and natural supplements designed for the menopausal women are available in health stores and even many large grocery chains. Yoga and meditation help calm the body and mind. Exercise can ease weight loss and fatigue and improve the mood. Cool patches can work against annoying hot flashes.

 

REFERENCES:

“Dealing with the symptoms of menopause – Harvard Health Publications.” Health Information and Medical Information – Harvard Health Publications. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 July 2011. http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Dealing_with_the_symptoms_of_menopause.htm.

“Menopause: Alternative medicine – MayoClinic.com.” Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 July 2011. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/menopause/DS00119/DSECTION=alternative-medicine.

 

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