Today I am going to focus on panic attacks. A lot of women suffer from these during their menopause, and it’s a serious issue that, with the right techniques, can be helped while you’re going through your menopause. When I carried out research and surveys on my Facebook group, I found that women were really afraid of their panic attacks and some of them would have palpitations, feeling like they were having a heart attack.
So if you are having panic attacks and feel afraid of them, the best plan of action is to visit your doctor for a check-up. There are lots of things you can do to help yourself and calm your symptoms.
First of all you need to work out what is going on in your body. What’s new and what is not new? Women tend to not have panic attacks or palpitations when they were younger, but are then more prone to them as they enter the menopause. However, for those who did, their panic attacks are usually amplified during the menopause. The low level of nutrients in a woman's body can have a detrimental effect on the hormone balance when going through the menopause. By understanding the nutrients you need, you can naturally manage and assess your panic attacks, and knowing this will help your overall body function. Here are a few things you can do to help:
- Get Your body into really good nutritional shape
I would suggest taking a good multivitamin and mineral supplement, such as FEMA 45 Plus in the UK or Gynovite Plus in the USA, to give you back the nutrients you are lacking.
- Cut out junk food
Make sure your diet is nutrient-dense and full of wholesome food, consumed little and often.
- Consume oestrogen rich foods
If you can, try to regularly consume food that is naturally high in estrogen, as you want to fill the receptor sites. By doing this, you can fool them to think you have an entirely natural level and intake of oestrogen.
- Take supplements that help with anxiety
I would also suggest taking supplements to help you through the menopause such as Promensil or Femmenessence MacaPause. They have been shown in trials to help with anxiety and to help with the hormone producing glands, meaning you’ll be aiding everything to calm down in your body. Or to help you sleep, there are Valerian supplements which I recommend taking, as well as downloading the Pzizz App, which has a sleep programme.
These steps may take some time to kick in before you are symptom-free, but when you are, you can embrace your life again. If you would like more information and help on how to deal with menopausal symptoms and panic attacks, then come to one of my masterclasses. I’ve helped turn around the lives of thousands of women for almost 30 years, so visit my website for more information. Elsewhere on my site, you can find lots of additional support to help guide you while going through the menopause.