Dealing with palpitations at the time of menopause

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause, Menopause Symptoms

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First and foremost, you need to understand what’s happening in your body. Research shows that literally billions of women have nutritional deficiencies.  Because of the lack of nutrients, we go into what I call ‘economy mode’ making it very tricky for our brain chemistry to cope normally. Add to that falling levels of oestrogen, and it becomes a challenge too far for our brain.  We begin to feel panic, sometimes as a hot flush comes on, and that can lead to palpitations. Next up: relaxation. It’s definitely easier said than done, but taking a few moments to relax any way you can will help with palpitations. Try out meditation. If you are not much good at relaxing, and sometimes it can be difficult to switch off, I recommend downloading the Pzizz App. Pzizz is a programme, developed by neuroscientists, which takes you into a deeply relaxed state and brings you … Read More

What to do when you’re feeling uninspired

Maryon StewartMenopause, Menopause Symptoms

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At the time of their menopause, most women don’t realise, that they are running on empty.  Nutrient levels are often at an all-time low, making it difficult to experience joy or happiness.  Instead, we feel somewhat removed from reality with a mood which is, at best, flat. And the worst thing is that we don’t know that we can do a U-turn and feel better again.  So many women think it’s the end of life as they knew it. Some get deeply depressed and wonder if life is worth living. So if you’re feeling flat, here are a few things to consider: Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.

Feeling Moody At Menopause

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause

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During the menopause, we experience many changes, and one of the biggest differences we notice are overwhelming mood swings. According to a recent survey 90% percent of women suffer with mood swings as they go through menopause.  Women who experienced mood swings premenstrually, are likely to feel like they have PMS all the time as they approach menopause.  Mood swings can make us argumentative, depressed and anxious, and they can happen at the drop of a hat. For many, these changes are terrifying, even embarrassing, making us say things we later regret, damaging our relationships. Despite the fact that menopause is a transition, it doesn’t mean this is how life has to be from here on. A lot of women struggle with mood swings during the menopause, but with the right information, come to understand the underlying causes and learn how to overcome the symptoms, making their good mood a … Read More

3 Ways to Reduce Brain Fog

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause

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Do you walk into a room and can’t remember why?  Forever losing your glasses or iPad more times a day than you care to remember?  Then like many other women at menopause you are probably experiencing something called brain fog. Many women secretly wonder if these ‘senior moments’ are the beginning of dementia and are truly frightened. Sometimes, their doctor does too.  I met a woman recently who for 10 years, from the age of 37, believed she had dementia.  Her husband was preparing to say goodbye to the woman he knew and loved. It turned out that her loss of memory, wooly headedness and clarity were actually associated with an early menopause.  And, once she learned to get her body back into balance she restored her mental clarity.  If you forget what you were saying mid-sentence or where you put your car keys you are not alone.  Brain fog … Read More

Feeling suicidal at midlife?

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause, Menopause Symptoms

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Very sadly I routinely encounter women who are feeling suicidal at the time of their menopause.  They are at their wit’s end, past the point of seeing any positive future for themselves.  It breaks my heart to see them suffering needlessly, going without the help that could help them reclaim their wellbeing and put hope back in their hearts. Kate Spade, like so many other women in their fifties, was experiencing depression which has a devastating effect on self- esteem as well as relationships. The fact that such a talented and successful women would be in the mindset to hang herself makes me feel beyond angry when I know so well that women can so often overcome depression within a matter of a few months, without taking drugs or hormones, and get back to having fulfilling loving relationships.  But instead, she was left to suffer, getting to the darkest place … Read More

Is Soy Safe?

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause

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This week I want to talk about the issues surrounding Soy consumption. Every week, dozens of menopausal women ask me about Soya, telling me their doctors informed them to stay away from it. There are many scary stories surrounding eating Soya during menopause, such as the supposed potential risk of breast cancer.  So, read on for a breakdown on the do’s and don’ts of soy. Numerous medical experts as well as the American Institute for Cancer Research and the European Food Safety Authority conclude that published medical research has shown that Soya is safe. In fact, Soya products can have a protective effect. Essentially, post-breast cancer sufferers going through their menopause can absolutely benefit from consuming Soya products. I am also asked about whether it’s safe to consume Soya when you have thyroid problems.   Again, the good news is there is plenty of evidence to show that if you … Read More

3 Ways To Overcome Menopause Symptoms

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause

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Women are always asking me what it takes to get through menopause and there’s not a simple pill that can solve everything, because everyone’s symptoms are different. However, there are a few things you can do to help you overcome your menopause, so this week I’m going to talk about my key tips for what it takes to really overcome your menopause symptoms. We know from research that women often have low levels of important nutrients which can be harmful to you when trying to overcome your menopausal symptoms. It’s important that our brain chemistry and hormones receive those vital nutrients to help us function normally so it’s vital to make sure you’re getting the right nutrients.   During the menopause, your ovaries no longer produce estrogen, which results in your oestrogen receptor sites within the cells hunting for more. You need to take in naturally occurring oestrogen into your … Read More

Dealing with Panic Attacks During Menopause

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause

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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, … Read More

Overcoming Constipation At The Time Of The Menopause

Maryon StewartBlog, Menopause, Menopause Symptoms

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Overcoming Constipation At The Time Of The Menopause. Today’s post talks about one of those awkward moments that almost 50% of women experience when going through their menopause. Constipation, something that’s embarrassing but crucial to talk about, is this week’s topic of discussion for my ‘Weekly Wisdom’. Having a healthy gut is very important in order to help the body work well and stay healthy. The gut is made up of smooth muscle and those muscles are supposed to relax and contract. Those muscles send motions from your mouth, right down your body to your tail, and should propel the motions though. But if your gut is not healthy and you do not have enough magnesium and other good nutrients in your body, then the muscles stop working and go into spasm and everything gets compacted. This is when we get constipation. Here are some tips on how to overcome … Read More

What’s the best first thing to do when you’re facing menopause?

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In my opinion, there’s so much conflicting information available about HRT, hot flushes, night sweats, sleep difficulties, irregular periods, vaginal dryness, fatigue, and everything else related to menopause – and for us women going through it, it can all be a little overwhelming and confusing. There are 5 tried and tested ways to help you manage your menopause better. And these are the things you need to do first! Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.