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How long does post menopause anxiety last?

Written by Dr. Adam Patel - Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Expert - January 15, 2023

How Long Does Post Menopause Anxiety Last?

Menopause is a natural process all women experience in their mid to late 40s and early 50s, when the ovaries stop producing hormones and menstrual cycles cease. During this time, many women notice they experience bouts of anxiety. But how long does post menopause anxiety last?

The answer largely depends on how well you manage your symptoms, which can range from mild to severe. Here are some tips to help you manage post-menopausal anxiety:

Understand Your Hormonal Changes
The main cause of post menopausal anxiety is your body's hormonal changes. As you move into menopause, your body produces less estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. These hormone fluctuations can trigger an imbalance in your neurotransmitters and lead to mood swings and episodes of stress or depression. It is important to understand that these changes in hormones are simply part of the process of aging for most women and understanding them can help you feel more in control over your mental health.

Prioritize Self Care
Taking care of yourself during menopause will go a long way towards helping you tackle post-menopausal anxiety. Make sure you get enough rest, practice healthy eating habits, exercise regularly, spend time with friends and family, find ways to relax like yoga or meditation - anything that helps keep your mind calm and strong against any anxious thoughts or feelings.

Talk To Someone
Reaching out for help is key if your post-menopausal anxiety has become overwhelming. Whether it’s talking to a doctor or counselor about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or seeing a psychotherapist who can help provide strategies for managing symptoms, it’s important to know there’s support out there if needed. If medications become necessary, it’s best to consult a doctor who specializes in menopause treatments so that they can determine the right course of action for you as an individual woman.

Consider Natural Treatments
There are also natural remedies available for handling post-menopausal anxiety if you don’t want the potential risks associated with HRT or antidepressants such as St Johns Wort or magnesium supplements which have been known to alleviate symptoms of tension and stress due to hormone imbalances. Additionally, making lifestyle changes like reducing alcohol intake, quitting smoking, getting regular sleep and reducing caffeine consumption will also be beneficial in relieving symptoms of anxiety during this phase in life.

Find Support Groups
It can be immensely helpful during this period of transition if women form support groups where they share their experiences with each other - no one should feel alone during this time! Not only does having social support make it easier for people dealing with similar issues but it also serves as an invaluable source of comfort when things may seem difficult at times throughout this period in life . Joining online forums such as BHRT Pro Center can be beneficial too; not only do these networks connect women going through similar issues but they allow access to advice from medical professionals which is always useful!

Other Tips For Coping With Post Menopause Anxiety

  • Focus on mindfulness techniques like deep breathing exercises and visualization techniques
  • Try herbal supplements such as ashwagandha root extract that have calming effects
  • Stay active by staying engaged with activities like walking outdoor or taking up hobbies

By taking steps towards reducing levels of stress while keeping an open dialogue with loved ones and healthcare providers alike, most cases of post menopausal anxiety will resolve itself within 6 months provided proper treatment is taken both medically and mentally. BHRT Pro Center offers specialized services tailored uniquely to each individual's needs; schedule an appointment today!

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