You’re sitting down with your friend for dinner and all of a sudden you feel this flush come over you. It’s surprising! You can feel your face get flushed….it’s got to be flushed because you feel like your head is on fire. You tell your friend “wow! It’s sure getting hot in here!” and she says “really? I’m ok” and she looks at you with a bit of pity. Welcome to your first hot flash! You knew it was coming sooner or later. Your cycle was getting out of sorts and if you have to, you’ll admit you’ve become a bit more irritable than normal.
The first thing to realize is that this is a natural progression of life. It’s not a disease or illness, although that’s how some physicians may make you feel. It’s important that you and your doctor are on the same page. There are many different choices for handling those pesky symptoms of menopause and you want your doctor to support you in your journey. Do your research, talk with your doctor and if you’re not getting the support you’d like….get a new doctor.
Here’s a thought…..look at that first hot flash as a wakeup call to take care of yourself. Yes, I know you’re busy, busy, busy. But here’s the truth. If you don’t make time for your health now, you’ll have to make time for sickness later. We have to be intentional in making that time. It’s simply not going to magically happen. So schedule that time at the gym or for a walk and honor it. Commit to eating healthier and making better choices. Your lifestyle can have a tremendous impact on how you feel as you go through menopause.
This is such an interesting time as your body goes through “The Change”. You’ll hear from friends that sailed right through menopause and then others have a much harder time. Although it’s natural, it is a complex issue and there’s no one solution that’s the right fit for everyone.
If you’re looking for natural solutions that actually work, contact me and we’ll sit down together and come up with an action plan to get your symptoms under control and feel great!
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