Anxiety is a sense of worry over normal everyday events. You may be anxious about things that are about to happen or what you think could happen in the future.
Anxiety can be experienced through thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations.
Here are some responses to fear and anxiety. Do you have many of these symptoms?
Menopause and anxiety
Anxiety is one of the common symptoms during the menopausal years.
Both anxiety and sleep disturbances increase during menopause. Anxiety and sleep disturbances are interlinked. This can lead to various other menopausal problems, such as memory lapses and headaches.
According to Psychiatry Advisor, anxiety and depression are linked to an imbalance within the central nervous system. Fluctuations in oestrogen levels during perimenopause can alter the hormonal systems, and this may lead to changes in mood.
When the level of oestrogen is high, you feel well. As levels drop, symptoms such as low mood and anxiety can set in.
Anxiety may also be triggered by an overactive thyroid gland, and this becomes more common with age.
Realise that these feelings of anxiety may be temporary if they are related to hormonal changes. Once you are post-menopause hormone-related anxiety may start to ease.
More articles about menopause that may be of interest to you.
Tips to help deal with anxiety during menopause
It is important to maintain a healthy diet and do regular exercise to minimise health problems and promote self-esteem and well-being.
Weight-bearing exercise, such as walking and running, helps to maintain bone health.
Try and get adequate sleep to reduce symptoms.
Keep a diary of the positives and challenge the negative thoughts. Make a note of patterns in other factors such as sleep and stress levels.
Make time to laugh as humour can help with tension, and helps stimulate immune systems.
Reach out to others and don’t struggle alone.
Homeopathy may help with anxiety during menopause
Homeopathy may be beneficial in reducing menopausal symptoms of anxiety and low mood, hot flushes, and sweats, amongst others.
Is homeopathy for you?
Homeopathy is used all over the world for so many health issues. Whether you have a big health issue that is stopping you from getting on with your life, or niggly health 'annoyances', feel free to contact me if you think I may be able to help.
If you would like to speak to me about how homeopathy may help with your health issues I offer a free 30 minute discovery call. During this call, we talk about you, your symptoms, and how they are affecting you. I will ask you some questions to see if homeopathy may be beneficial to you.
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