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Feeling Dry? The Ways That Menopause Dries You Out

Perimenopause can wreak havoc on your hormones leaving you feeling dry, itchy and irritated all over your body.     The changing hormone levels that come from the onset of perimenopause brings about many symptoms. We hear about hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings all the time, but our bodies also react in ways you might not be aware of.  Keeping properly hydrated is crucial to your health whatever age you are, and taking steps to nourish the parts of your body which can become dry due to hormonal changes will help alleviate those symptoms as well as prevent them from developing into other, more serious, health issues. Here are 5 dryness symptoms of perimenopause to keep an eye on:...

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The Very Private Daily 5 Minute Workout

In addition to your standard daily routine, the onset of perimenopause symptoms brings about another aspect of life which you need to take a bit of time out of your day to manage in order to reduce its impact on your life.         As we grow older exercise becomes a key factor in helping the aging process go as smoothly as it can, with perimenopause symptoms being one of the early signs that your body needs more care. Aside from keeping your joints and muscles strong, weight loss, and improving your overall health, exercise has many other benefits which can help reduce your perimenopause symptoms including relieving stress and anxiety. Exercise also helps your body better prepare...

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How To Drink Your Perimenopause Symptoms Away

The hormonal changes experienced during menopause can bring about some form of dehydration, preventing your body from performing its normal functions and exasperating your menopause symptoms.     When you are dehydrated oxygen and nutrients cannot be properly circulated in different parts of the body, and adding dehydration to your perimenopause symptoms will just intensify them. Fortunately that is something which you can control by ensuring you are getting enough of the proper liquids each day. In addition to staving off hydration, there are additional beverages you can drink each day that can help reduce your menopause symptoms: The female body is made up of about 55% water on average so it's no surprise drinking plenty of water during perimenopause...

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What Is Estrogen And What Does It Do?

Estrogen levels decrease during perimenopause but there are healthy foods you can eat to combat lower estrogen production. Chances are you first heard of estrogen when your period started. Estrogen in females is the hormone that is responsible for the physical changes that turn girls into women during puberty. After you finish puberty, estrogen is still working for you by helping control your menstrual cycle and acting as a key component for reproduction and child bearing. Estrogen also affects several other functions like keeping your cholesterol in check and protecting your bone health. With the onset of perimenopause the amount of estrogen your body produces drops. Along with the end of menstruation, low estrogen levels affect you in other areas which...

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5 Menopause Stress Busters When It Comes To Menopause Skincare

As we reach menopause we continue to grow better and wiser but diminishing hormone levels and stress can have a big impact on our skin. Fortunately you can do some natural things as part of a menopause skincare routine to keep your skin in good health.     During perimenopause your body is producing less estrogen which makes skin prone to thinning, sagging, and wrinkling. On top of the effects of hormonal changes to your skin, stress can make skin drier, more sensitive and also trigger conditions like acne, eczema, hives, rosacea, and psoriasis. In fact, many skin disorders take their roots from the psyche which experts are now referring to as Psychodermatology. When you are stressed out it can...

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