Although there could be psychological reasons why you may feel depressed or sad – stress is a big one – there is a hormonal connection between Menopause and depression. The drop in estrogen levels during Perimenopause and Menopause can affect the way your body manages feelings of tension, anxiety and sadness. You may experience crying spells, mood swings and irritability, and physical symptoms such as headaches and fatigue. The good thing is that Menopause and depression do not have to rule your life.
Start regaining control of your Menopause and depression symptoms by making some easy lifestyle changes.
Eat right – Reduce consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine and boost consumption of calcium and B vitamins. Calcium helps retain bone strength and B vitamins are known to be natural anti-depressants and are essential for energy metabolism.
Exercise – Of course, exercise is good for everyone, but for people experiencing bouts of depression it is especially beneficial. Exercise releases endorphins, the “feel-good” hormones that can improve mood.
Control stress – Stress exacerbates menopausal depression. Deep breathing, meditation and other techniques can help minimize depression triggers.
Balance your body's hormones –Bring balance to your body with products designed especially for women in need of support during Perimenopause and Menopause. Natural women's health products from At Last Naturals can help provide menopausal depression relief by promoting hormonal balance gently and safely.
Our Wild Yam Cream and Wild Yam Extra Strength Gel are rich in diosgenin, a plant compound structurally similar to those found in the body that can naturally help support women effectively during times of imbalance.
Equigest Cream, a natural external cosmetic progesterone cream, contains Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster), a plant extract and powerful antioxidant demonstrated to have beneficial effects on mood, cramps, insomnia and other symptoms of Menopause.
Do not suffer needlessly from Menopause and depression. Sadness should not be seen as a natural part of aging. Manage menopausal depression naturally with At Last Naturals. If you have any questions call us at 1-800-LAST-123 (1-800-527-8123) or e-mail us for information on any of our products for women, digestive health, skin care, and men's grooming products.