Suffering from menopausal symptoms?
You are much more likely to if your adrenals are depleted. The adrenal glands should gradually be able to take over hormonal production from the ovaries during perimenopause as long as they are not depleted.
One of the signs of adrenal depletion is sleep issues. Do you find it difficult to fall asleep? Fall asleep but wake up in the middle of the night? Sleep soundly but wake up exhausted?
Other common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:
fatigue with intermittent “crashes” throughout the day
poor stress response and mood regulation
increased energy levels in the evenings
cravings for salty and sweet foods
overuse of caffeine and other stimulants
a compromised immune system
How stress affects the adrenals?
Our adrenal glands are small organs located above both kidneys.
One of the hormones the adrenals produce is cortisol. Cortisol regulates blood pressure, blood sugar, metabolism, the inflammatory response, and immune function.
When you are stressed, the adrenals release greater amounts of cortisol. Adrenal problems start when many different life stresses become too much for the body to handle. Life stresses can be anxiety or emotional stresses such as grief or trauma.
Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenals have become overused by excess cortisol release. The adrenals can no longer produce levels of cortisol necessary for optimal body function.
The adrenal glands, if they are working well, are designed to produce hormones that allow you to respond to the conditions of your daily life in healthy and flexible ways.
Tips to treat the adrenals
There are some natural and holistic ways to get your adrenals back on track. As well as the tips below, look at what is causing you stress. What you can do to reduce the stress?
Eat healthily - no junk food, eat lots of different coloured vegetables, have a low carb diet
Go to bed early
Ensure you have enough Vitamin B complex as B vitamins are great for the adrenals
Ensure you have enough Vitamin D, Zinc, and Magnesium in your diet or take supplements
Drink enough water throughout the day to remove toxins and to keep hydrated
Build rest periods into your day which helps you to restore
Homeopathy can be of benefit
Homeopathic adrenal support during perimenopause
As homeopathic remedies are safe, gentle, and natural, they do not add to the burden carried by the adrenal glands.
Homeopathy is a holistic and tailored approach that takes all aspects of your physiology, environment, and emotions into consideration. The remedies needed to support you and your adrenals during homeopathy are different for each woman.
For further tips on dealing with menopause naturally, download my free 'Menopause Relief Naturally' guide.
Is homeopathy for you?
Homeopathy is used all over the world for so many health issues, including menopausal symptoms. Feel free to contact me if you think I may be able to help support you during menopause.
If you would like to speak to me about how homeopathy may help with menopause 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.
I am always happy to hear from you.