Do you suspect that your body is going through pre-menopause? Let’s take a moment to identify some common issues women face during pre-menopause, and how Dr. Gary Martin, Irvine Chiropractor, can help alleviate pre-menopausal pain.
Also known as perimenopause, pre-menopause refers to the transitional years in which a woman’s body begins creating less estrogen. It typically begins when women are in their forties. However, pre-menopause can begin in your thirties or earlier. Pre-menopause can lead to significant pain and other body issues that can be addressed with chiropractic care.
Common Pre-Menopausal Complaints
Women who are experiencing pre-menopause may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Tenderness of the breasts
- Decreased sex drive
- Intermittent periods
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hot flashes
- Discomfort during sex, caused by vaginal dryness
- Anxiety, depression, and irritability
Steps To Avoid Pre-Menopausal Issues
Avoid drinking too much alcohol, and avoid caffeine altogether if you can, as these substances can trigger hot flashes. Eating calcium rich-foods is important, as is vitamin D which will help your body absorb calcium. To relieve vaginal discomfort, consider an over-the-counter water-based lubricant. Is also important to make sure you are getting adequate sleep. Weight gain can be curbed by staying active. Exercise will also elevate your mood. Practicing stress reduction techniques such as meditation or yoga is also helpful during this time.
Common Treatment for Pre-Menopause
If you visit a traditional doctor, treatment for pre-menopause will likely involve the use of prescription drugs. Your doctor may prescribe you an estrogen pill, patch, or cream. Antidepressants may help reduce hot flashes and stabilize your mood. Why not seek a natural approach to your well-being through chiropractic care?
Chiropractic Care: A Natural Approach to Pain Relief
Many women who try medication or hormone replacement therapies are left unsatisfied due to side effects. Putting your body in the care of our licensed chiropractor provides a natural and effective alternative to pre-menopausal pain and disorders. Chiropractic care relates to the body’s spine and nervous system. If either system is under duress, hormone levels in your body can decrease further. Trust Dr. Gary Martin, Irvine Chiropractor, to bring your body back into balance and give you the pain relief and peace of mind that you seek. For more information about chiropractic care, pain relief, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (949) 559-7999.