While menopause often takes the spotlight when discussing changes that occur as women age, the journey typically begins earlier, during perimenopause. This transitional phase is more than just a prelude to menopause; it comes with its own set of symptoms, changes, and challenges that can last for several years.
At Ovation Wellness, based in Madison, Mississippi, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Specializing in women's health, our team understands how deeply hormonal fluctuations can affect your daily life.
Our dedicated team is committed to helping you mitigate the troublesome symptoms of perimenopause so you can continue enjoying your life to its fullest.
Tip 1: Supercharge your diet with the right nutrients
Nutrition plays an influential role in how you feel during perimenopause. A well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and especially leafy greens is a strong foundation. These foods are not just micronutrient-rich but also great sources of calcium, which is particularly important during this phase of life.
Don't hesitate to consult the Ovation Wellness team for personalized nutritional guidance. We can recommend dietary supplements like Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D, and specific minerals to augment your diet based on your unique nutritional needs and health profile.
Tip 2: Revise your exercise habits
Exercise plays a vital role in managing perimenopause symptoms, but it's not just about the quantity — it's about the quality and type of exercises you choose. Traditional, long-duration cardio exercises like distance running could elevate cortisol levels, which might lead to weight gain.
Switching to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can be a game-changer. In addition to classic options like jumping rope and stair climbing, HIIT cycling or dance-based workouts can be both fun and effective.
On sunny days, don't underestimate the power of a good outdoor walk; it not only helps with vitamin D synthesis, but also supports bone health. Additionally, resistance training can be a superb ally, helping to maintain muscle mass and bone density.
Tip 3: Sleep better to feel better
Improving your sleep hygiene can have a ripple effect on your overall well-being, particularly when hot flashes and night sweats are keeping you awake. Establishing a consistent sleep schedule and creating a serene bedtime environment can go a long way.
Limiting blue light exposure from screens at least an hour before sleep can also improve the quality of your sleep. If you continue to struggle with sleep, our team can offer customized solutions that could help you manage symptoms affecting your sleep.
Tip 4: Take advantage of homeopathic solutions
For those seeking a more natural route, homeopathy can be a great option. Recognized by the US Food and Drug Administration, homeopathy involves treating symptoms with low doses of natural substances, like plants and minerals, that cause similar symptoms. Talk to your provider before taking any supplements you’re unsure about.
Tip 5: Consider the role of bioidentical hormone therapy
For many women, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) offers a solution that goes beyond symptom management to directly address hormonal imbalances. These plant-based hormones are molecularly identical to the hormones your body produces, minimizing the risk of side effects.
If you have concerns about taking hormones, our providers can help you weigh the pros and cons and make the right decisions for you.
Unlock a better tomorrow, today
Your best days aren't behind you — they're ahead. Let Ovation Wellness be your guide through the maze of perimenopause. We offer a range of treatments and can recommend lifestyle adjustments aimed at restoring your vitality. Contact us today to embark on your wellness journey.