Fatigue is a common complaint by women, but the intensity, severity and scope can vary on a case-by-case basis. Despite the wide variation in intensity of the symptoms, a study found that up to 75% of menopausal women reported low motivation and poor energy levels, which made it hard for them to complete day-to-day activities.
Effective ways to bring your chronic fatigue under control
There are a number of remedies that can help, here are some of the best to help you fight fatigue and get on with your life.
One of the best ways to stop feeling tired is to make changes to your lifestyle. Many people find a simple change in how they live their life can have a profound impact on their fatigue. The first lifestyle change to make is to identify and avoid triggers in your life. There are numerous factors that can result in fatigue and these do include emotional stresses from work or relationships. When these are present, psychological stress can result in lower energy levels. Another trigger could be hot flashes causing a loss of sleep.
Another common lifestyle change you can implement is a more healthy bedtime routine. Improper sleep patterns is one of the leading reasons why women suffer from menopausal fatigue. Therefore, find the best bedtime routine for you, and the perfect time to go to sleep and rise in the morning.
Finally, you should also ensure you participate in daily exercise or physical activity. You only need to undertake low intensity exercise such as cycling or walking. These activities will help relax tired muscles and improve oxygenation of tissues which encourage healthy metabolic function throughout your body.
When you initiate this lifestyle change, you can start small by only doing low intensity exercise for 10 minutes, but your aim should be to gently increase this to 30 minutes of low impact exercise every day.
Renewing Your Energy
Research has found that menopausal drops in energy are real. To overcome the drop in energy levels and to continue to have a normal quality of life, you should look at adopting some great healthy strategies. Otherwise you could suffer from a series of complications.
Firstly, if you don’t manage your energy levels properly, you have a higher risk of physical and mental issues. One study has found that hot flushes are worsened if the patient is suffering from menopausal fatigue.
Fatigue is also the first symptom that doctors will look for when they think you might have depression or a menopausal mood disorder.
If you continue to ignore the signs and symptoms, you may also find that your life will be adversely affected at all levels with work productivity lessening, relationship troubles and dissatisfaction with life.
Could Natural Hormone Therapy Work?
In some cases, lifestyle changes alone might not be sufficient to reverse or stop Menopausal Fatigue. In these cases, you might need to seek professional help and consider BHRT which stands for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
BHRT is not the same as HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy). HRT has received a lot of negative commentary after large-scale studies in 2002 found that HRT has very high risks for breast malignancy, heart disease and stroke.
Investigators have looked into the issues associated with HRT and have developed new therapies in order to lessen these risks. The solution is called Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapies (BHRT). Studies have found that BHRT is an effective solution for alleviating issues related to aging. This includes menopausal fatigue and low stamina, but can also help to alleviate issues such as cognitive decline, brain-fogging, osteoporosis and metabolic changes.
What Are The Key Benefits For BHRT?
There are many benefits of BHRT. The key benefits are:
- Because the molecular and chemical properties of BHRT are the same as endogenously produced hormones, the patient’s body is less likely to respond abnormally or unusually.
- The formulations used in BHRT are customized to the patients specific requirements. There are few conventional hormonal regimens that do the same.
- As the body does not recognize the BHRT treatment as foreign, but rather as part of the body, the risk of an adverse effect is generally low.
- Studies have found the risks of an allergic or idiosyncratic response is minimal with BHRT. The risks with HRT are much higher.
Effectiveness Of BHRT
In the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, a study was published that looked at the effectiveness of compounded formulation of bioidentical hormones collected via a sub-lingual route. The study found that among 200 women over a 7-year period, BHRT was effective in alleviating several symptoms including menopausal fatigue, mood disorders, vasomotor disorders and depression.
If you’re suffering from menopausal fatigue and would like to go back to leading a normal quality of life, it might be beneficial to learn more about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and the benefits it can provide you. Click here to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Tatiana Fleischman, our menopause and BHRT expert. Ask any questions you have and learn about your options.