Menopause Fatigue

Menopause fatigue relief. 

Natural Ways to Fight Fatigue

There are many natural ways to deal with fatigue during menopause. 

Eat More Food 

A common cause of fatigue during menopause is women aren't consuming enough calories. 

Consuming only 600 to 800 calories a day isn't enough. Also, eat throughout the day. Don't just eat at night. 

We need at least 1,000 calories a day for our body to function properly. 

Think of food as fuel. Would you let your car run on empty? Probably not, so why let your body run on empty? 

Tips to eating better... 

  • Always eat breakfast. It doesn't matter if all it is is a piece of toast with some almond butter. You got to get something in your stomach in the morning.

  • Add healthy snacks to your grocery list. These are snacks that you can have at home and also at work.

  • Eat every 3 or 4 hours throughout the day. This will keep you from having extreme drops in blood sugar.

  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.

Crashing Menopause Fatigue

Crashing fatigue is that overwhelming feeling that comes on suddenly and can occur at any time. Fatigue, weakness, and exhaustion are the main symptoms. 

This is different than chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic fatigue syndrome is something that occurs daily and tends to last a long time. This is also different from drowsiness, the feeling that you need to take a nap. 

Crashing fatigue is mainly caused by the fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels that occur during peri-menopause. Crashing fatigue is also related to the low hormone levels that occur during menopause. 

Menopause Fatigue

There is improvement as you move through the menopausal transition. Several years through this you will likely not experience these symptoms as much. 

It can be very helpful to make lifestyle adjustments to help with these symptoms. 

Regulating Thyroid 

During crashing fatigue, the estrogen helps to regulate the thyroid and adrenal function. 

These organs are responsible for metabolism and energy in the body. 

These organs are trying to adjust to an environment that has less estrogen. 

As estrogen levels fall, it's hard for the thyroid and adrenal glands to function efficiently. 

Sleep Quality 

If you don't sleep well, this can really cause problems. If you're tired night after night, the feelings of crashing fatigue are more likely to occur. 

Things you can do... 

  • Eliminate stimulants. Too much caffeine can cause fatigue. Diet high in sugar contributes to menopause fatigue.

  • Eat more protein. More complex carbohydrates instead of simple carbohydrates. Complex carbs give you more sustainable energy.

  • Exercise regularly. This will help with sleep quality. Exercise also helps you mentally.

  • Do activities that are relaxing.

  • If you still need other lifestyle changes, over the counter herbal products could likely help. Soy and black cohash give you phytoestrogens. This can help with sleep quality and improve your energy.

  • Talk to your doctor about medication to help you sleep. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is also another option if menopause fatigue continues to interfere with your ability to function in your daily life. 

    Bioidentical hormones can help give you the hormones needed to improve energy and treat other symptoms of menopause.

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