The menopause may be a natural part of ageing, but it doesn’t always make it easy for us to live our best lives! As levels of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone drop in preparation for the end of our periods, many of us will experience symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, insomnia and low mood1, to name a few. So it’s little surprise if you feel like you’re on a hormonal roller coaster – with no option to get off…
Thankfully, though, there are things you can do to take back control. In fact, this can be a great opportunity to make simple changes to improve your health in general (check out the box below for pointers).
We would recommend you seek advice from your GP or pharmacist first. In addition to making changes, there are products available you may want to consider, one of which is Phytosoya.
Phyto Soya Menopause Capsules £22 (60-pack), and Phyto Soya Menopause Night & Day Capsules £23 (60-pack), are made with an exclusive, high-quality, non-GM soya extract that is rich in isoflavones – which are phytoestrogens, or plant oestrogens. Phyto Soya has been clinically proven to be safe for the breast and the endometrium (the inner layer of the uterus).
Ease symptoms and improve your wellbeing with these lifestyle tweaks6
Get moving Not only can regular exercise reduce hot flushes and improve sleep, but it’s a sure-fire way to boost your mood.
Eat well A balanced diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, which can improve symptoms.
Stay cool Manage hot flushes and night sweats by wearing loose, breathable clothes (try layers that can be removed when necessary) and keeping your bedroom well-ventilated.
Avoid triggers Caffeine, alcohol and spicy food have all been known to aggravate hot flushes.