Foot Detox Patches: A Personal Quest for Balance and Well-Being

Foot Detox Bath

In an age where wellness trends constantly emerge and captivate our attention, it is essential to approach traditional practices and alternative solutions, such as Foot Detox Patches, with an open mind and a discerning eye.

Alternative health and holistic wellness often beckons with promises of ancient secrets and transformative benefits.

It’s easy to find ourselves entangled in a web of curiosity and skepticism, wondering if these practices are genuinely effective or just elaborate scams.

Recently, during a holiday in Thailand, I discovered that Traditional Thai Massage is not merely a tourist offering but a legitimate, respected treatment within the walls of hospitals and the health care system.

This reminder prompted me to reevaluate the potential of traditional practices and how they can find their place even within modern healthcare systems.

Providing a reminder to approach our health proactively with an open mind, not naively, but inquisitively, questioning what we know and learning from other cultures and traditions is one of the true benefits of travel.

This thought process led me to consider trying Foot Detox Patches, with the question: –

Do these unassuming patches deliver the soothing benefits they promise, or do they fall under health-related scams?

Stepping into the Unknown: Why I Couldn’t Resist Trying Foot Detox Patches

Advertisements seemed to be conspiring against me. Everywhere I turned, images of these unassuming foot detox patches popped up, each promising a quick and easy fix for various ailments.

As someone who was feeling the effects of perimenopause and struggling to shake off that sluggish feeling, I’ll admit curiosity got the better of me. It was as though these little patches were following me everywhere with whispers of rejuvenation and newfound energy.

Torn between skepticism and a desire for that elusive boost, I gave them a shot.

After all, who doesn’t crave a magic solution, especially when it arrives in the form of an innocuous patch placed discreetly on the soles of your feet?

Feeling skeptical but wanting to know more, I visited my local Health Food Store rather than purchase them online.

Offline Detox: Purchasing Foot Patches at a Health Food Store

Footsies Japanese Detox Foot Patches

I decided to visit my local Health Food Store rather than purchase online and embarked on my foot patch journey through a more hands-on route. For some reason, knowing that I could purchase them in-store improved their credibility in my eyes.

The Footsies brand is manufactured by a Japanese pharmaceutical manufacturer Kenrico who have a Good Manufacturing Practice license.

The packaging also has an Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) number. The ARTG is the public database of therapeutic goods that can be legally supplied in Australia.

These two factors added credibility to the product for me.

This decision to purchase in-store was also motivated by a desire to gain insights firsthand and engage in conversation with an experienced staff member.

The advice was practical and down-to-earth, recommending that I start with a magnesium and bicarbonate bath to prepare my body.

Magnesium, known for its muscle-relaxing properties and support for overall well-being, seemed like the ideal prelude to the detox process. Bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, was suggested for its potential to create an alkaline environment, possibly enhancing the detoxification experience.

Additionally, they emphasized the importance of maintaining proper hydration by drinking 2 liters of water daily, which it does say on the packaging. Still, I probably would not have noticed if it hadn’t been pointed out.

Increasing my water intake daily is something that I need to pay more attention to, and as they say, it is the simplest thing that will make the biggest impact, and I should be doing this, whether I am or am not using the Food Detox Pads.

What ingredients do they Contain?

The staff member at the Health Food Store provided a brief overview of the ingredients in the foot patches and their properties and benefits.

Kenrico has several Patents and Certifications and one of the ingredients in the product is listed as Sporolife®. SPOROLIFE® is a preparation with natural sporopollenin that is said to remove toxins, heavy metals, and toxic chemicals.

The Kenrico website states, “In May 2019, the European Authority, an FDA-level European body, requires SPOROFIFE to be included in all composition of a skin patch. A skin patch claimed to detoxify without SPOROLIFE is not permitted to be sold to consumers because it can cause lymphatic obstruction”.

The other ingredients on the Footsies brand are all-natural ingredients and include: –

Wood & Bamboo Vinegar – It is believed that Wood and Bamboo Vinegar assist in removing toxins and assisting with the body’s natural detoxification processes.

Red Pepper (Cayenne) – In foot detox patches, cayenne extract or powder is included for its potential effects on circulation and skin health. Some proponents may suggest that these effects could contribute to detoxification by supporting the body’s natural mechanisms.

Chitosan (Mushroom) – Mushroom chitosan is often promoted for its potential role in detoxification and promoting skin health and is believed to help detoxify by binding toxins and facilitating their removal through the skin.

Loquat Leaf – Loquat Leaves have been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for centuries and are often brewed into teas or used as ingredients in herbal formulations. Loquat leaves are believed to contain antioxidants which are compounds that can help protect against oxidative stress.

Houttuynia Cordata – Commonly known as houttuynia, has been used in traditional medicine in various parts of Asia, including China, Japan, and Korea. In traditional Asian medicine, it has been used as an herbal remedy for conditions such as respiratory issues, inflammation, and skin conditions and is known for its potential antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Vitamin C – Vitamin C plays a crucial role in various physiological processes and is an essential nutrient primarily known for its antioxidant properties and its role in supporting the immune system, skin health, and collagen synthesis.

Vegetable Fibre – Proponents of foot detox patches containing vegetable fiber suggest that its absorptive properties could contribute to removing toxins through the feet.

Dextrin – Dextrin itself does not possess detoxification properties and its inclusion in foot detox patches can contribute to the patch’s overall functionality and effectiveness in delivering other active ingredients.

While many of the listed ingredients have been used for centuries in traditional medicine, scientific studies are scarce, and claims should be approached with a degree of skepticism.

Consulting with a healthcare professional before using such products, especially if you have allergies, sensitivities, or underlying health conditions, is recommended.

While researching and reviewing the Foot Detox Patch I have looked at several brands online and have not been able to compare the ingredient list or manufacturer details easily.

Kenrico Detox pads are available online at Amazon and the Footsies brand can also be purchased online.

The Amazon product listing for the Kenrico Detox Foot Patches is not great and far more information is available on the Kenrico website. If you were only to review the Amazon product information, it isn’t easy to discern what the product is.

Would I Purchase the Foot Patches Again?

My answer is YES.

The first few nights, I did not notice any significant differences, and the foot patches have never been as black and discolored as I have seen posted elsewhere online.

I had a bath on the 2nd night before using the detox patches and believe the patches appeared more discolored on that night.

One interesting observation was that on both the 3rd and 4th nights I woke up during the night extremely thirsty and had to get a glass of water. This is very rare for me.

After using the patches for three nights, I felt that my sleep improved and the swelling in my feet had decreased.

Reflecting on my journey with Foot Detox Patches, one essential lesson stands out: Every individual’s experience is uniquely theirs. My plan is to continue using the detox foot patches as maintenance on a monthly basis, and I will update this post along the way.

While my encounter with these patches brought about subtle changes, it’s important to acknowledge that each person’s body, needs, and responses are distinct. What works for one may not work the same way for another, and that’s the beauty of wellness – it’s a personal journey that unfolds uniquely for each of us.

Throughout this exploration, I’ve recognized the significance of informed decision-making. Research is indispensable in navigating the vast landscape of wellness products and practices. As enticing as promises might be, it’s crucial to delve into the available information, scrutinize claims, and consider both traditional wisdom and scientific findings.

And when in doubt, seeking guidance from a medical professional is a prudent step. They can provide valuable insights tailored advice, and help you make choices that align with your health needs and goals.

My journey with Foot Detox Patches reminded me that wellness is a tapestry woven from diverse knowledge, experience, and understanding. Embracing this complexity means embracing our role as active participants in our well-being.

Whether we’re exploring ancient practices, modern innovations, or a blend of both, the key lies in approaching our health journey with curiosity, discernment, and a commitment to making choices that align with our unique needs and aspirations.

Intermittent Fasting and Menopause

Is Intermittent Fasting the answer for Menopausal Weight Gain?

Have you noticed a difference in your body as you enter menopause?

As our bodies age, progressive changes to our metabolism and hormones can lead to natural and normal changes like weight gain and other less than welcome symptoms (hot flushes, poor sleep, etc.).

Even though weight gain during menopause is a well-known phenomenon, experiencing it for yourself may still come as an often negative and undesired surprise.

Looking for ways to avoid experiencing hormone-associated weight gain, it is common for women to explore many different nutritional fads and diets, including current trends like intermittent fasting.

Because every woman’s body is unique, there is no universal approach, or pill, to figure out how to lose weight during menopause.

Why do women experience weight gain during menopause

As a time of adjustment and change, it is common for women to notice various changes in their bodies as they enter into menopause.

From hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and possible weight gain, it comes as no surprise that many women may not be looking forward to entering this next chapter of their life. 

Interested in finding out what they can do to prevent menopause-associated weight gain, many women turn to their primary care provider for answers. But, because this symptom of menopause comes from a mix of different factors, it can be hard to pinpoint the specific cause for each woman.

Some of the most common reasons why weight gain occurs around the time of menopause include:

  • Lower estrogen levels — While we still do not know the full extent of estrogen’s role in weight maintenance, research has shown that decreased hormone levels play a role in weight gain. As one of the primary physiological changes experienced during menopause, it makes sense that this might be one of the primary causes of weight gain for women entering this phase of their life.
  • Loss of muscle mass — As we age, it is common for both men and women to lose pre-existing muscle mass, especially if they are not actively working to maintain it. When this occurs, the body’s metabolism slows, leading to weight gain.
  • Increased sedentary lifestyles — If you are not staying on top of your physical health, it is very easy to slip into a more sedentary lifestyle as you age. A fitness tracker can be a great way to check in on yourself, as it is easy to convince yourself that you are doing more activity than you are, and the data doesn’t lie! The less exercise a person does, the fewer calories they burn throughout the day, which is one way that women begin to gain weight in this stage of their lives.
  • Decreased overall metabolism — Our energy metabolism slows every year as a natural part of the human aging process. While this process is inevitable, it almost plays a small role in menopausal weight gain.

What is intermittent fasting?

Instead of being hyper-focused on what types of food you eat, intermittent is a currently popular dieting trend that prioritizes restricting when a person eats. Based on the perceived health benefits of fasting (a prolonged period where you purposefully do not eat), this diet aims to encourage your body to dip into its sugar and fat reserves during the periods of fasting in a phenomenon called metabolic switching

Depending on a person’s lifestyle and routine, the duration of time that they choose to fast and the length of their eating windows can dramatically differ from person to person. As a good rule of thumb, it is essential for anyone new to intermittent fasting to start slow, with shorter fasting windows that can be extended as they listen to what is comfortable and safe for their body.

Intermittent fasting and menopause — what you need to know

Whether you are looking for a way to control your weight better or are interested in introducing more mindful eating practices into your daily routine, intermittent fasting may be a good fit for your needs. There are a few safety precautions that we recommend every woman follow as they explore intermittent fasting:

  • Speak with your primary care provider — If you are entirely new to any fasting, we highly recommend speaking with your healthcare provider before starting. Because fasting can induce physiological stress that your body may not be used to, getting professional advice about your options is one of the best ways to ensure that you don’t overwhelm yourself.
  • Make a plan — While it is tempting to jump into fasting right away, we highly suggest taking the time to plan out your eating windows. Using a calendar, piece of paper, or phone app, having a written schedule and plan can be very helpful in ensuring that you stay on track.
  • Listen to your body — Just because a particular length of fasting works for another person doesn’t mean that it will work for you. If you notice that you are incredibly hungry, have low energy, or are not feeling well with your current intermittent fasting set-up, it may not be best suited for your needs.
  • Start slow and build — When it comes to losing weight, it is common to rush the experience by pushing our limits with how little we can eat or how long we can fast. Do your best to fight this urge and start slow, as sustained and consistent change is the best way to make significant changes in your overall health.

Explore your options for menopause-related weight gain

Just because weight gain during menopause is a common experience doesn’t mean it is inevitable. While it is important to practice self-compassion while your body evolves and changes during this next chapter of your life, there are steps that you can take to reduce your risk of gaining weight during menopause. Whether you decide to increase your daily exercise, cut out certain foods, or try intermittent fasting to manage your weight during your transition into menopause, as long as you feel well and have the support of your primary care provider, you are doing the right thing for your unique body.

At Fit4100, we believe that all women should have access to high-quality educational resources that explain the shared experiences of menopause, aging, and everything in between. We hope this article can be a helpful guide and resource for any woman interested in making dietary changes to manage their menopausal symptoms better.

Learn more about other age and menopause-related topics by reading our other available articles on our website blog today.

8 Tips to Sleep Better During Menopause

Have you noticed some changes in your sleep quality since you entered menopause? If so, you definitely aren’t alone.

As a time of significant hormonal fluctuation, menopause symptoms are often felt in various ways, one of which is hormonal insomnia.

Defined as difficulty in falling or remaining asleep throughout the night, it is common for women to develop perimenopause insomnia and anxiety as their body transitions into the next chapter — but that doesn’t mean that you have to suffer through these symptoms; without support! 

With this in mind, we created this article to share some information about the importance of quality sleep and some of our top tips for improving your sleep patterns. If you are feeling sleep-deprived and fatigued, this one is for you!

The benefits of quality sleep during Menopause

Sleep plays an essential role in our overall well-being, an area of health that is often overlooked or forgotten.

With the average adult over the age of 65 requiring at least 7-8 hours of quality sleep every night, this sometimes lofty goal can be inhibited by a variety of lifestyle and age factors — hormonal changes resulting from menopause.

During menopause, a woman’s body undergoes a significant decrease in available estrogen. When this occurs, it is very common for women to experience mood changes (including increases in anxiety and depression), which are believed to play a role in women developing hormonal insomnia.

But, despite the increased difficulty that menopause-related insomnia can bring, it is still essential for women to strive for quality sleep to maintain their overall health. Connected to a variety of favorable health outcomes, some examples of the benefits of quality sleep include:

  • Helping to support your immune system to prevent frequent illness
  • Enhancing memory and increasing productivity during the day
  • Encouraging improved mood and emotional regulation
  • Giving you increased energy
  • Helping the body decompress from chronic sources of stress
  • Lowering your risk of developing health issues such as diabetes and heart disease
  • Assisting in maintaining a healthy body weight

Most adults already know that quality sleep is vital for their overall health — they are just struggling to achieve it. With this in mind, here are some of our top tips for improving your sleep quality during menopause:

8 tips for better sleep during menopause

#1 — Strive to maintain a regular sleep schedule

While it is often easier said than done, doing your best to maintain a regular sleep schedule can help to train the body to fall asleep quicker at bedtime. Whenever possible, going to bed and waking up at the same time every day can be a helpful tactic in improving sleep quality.

#2 — Regular Exercise (but not near bedtime)

Exercising is a great way to stay healthy while also burning extra energy to make us more tired when it comes to sleep. Because of this, it is recommended that women struggling to sleep participate in regular daily exercise — just not too close to your bedtime, as your body will be too hyped up to fall asleep!

#3 — Avoid napping during the day

When you are overtired, it can be very tempting to take a short (or not so short) nap during the day to feel more rested. And while this may be beneficial in the short-term, regular napping can make maintaining a healthy sleep pattern more difficult overnight.

#4 — Reduce your caffeine intake

We all love our morning coffee, but regularly consuming high doses of caffeine can negatively impact your ability to fall asleep. With this in mind, we advise cutting back on caffeine intake throughout the day and not consuming any caffeine past 3 pm to help with better nightly sleep.

#5 — Create a personalized nighttime routine

Like a skincare routine, many people benefit from a nighttime self-care routine. Involving anything from meditation and deep breathing exercises to aromatherapy and extra soft pillows and blankets and enjoying a relaxing bedtime routine every night can help those who struggle to fall asleep.

#6 — Keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature

When it is time to get into bed, considering the room’s climate before you lay down is essential. If possible, adjusting your room temperature to a comfortable not too hot and not too cold option can help maintain quality sleep throughout the night.

#7 — Avoid using your phone or watching TV in bed

After a long and stressful day, it is very tempting to want to unwind in bed by watching your favorite show or catching up with notifications on your phone. But, because blue light from our screens can throw off our circadian rhythm (which is responsible for helping us fall asleep), avoiding doing this is a helpful tip for those who are struggling with hormonal insomnia.

#8 — Speak to your doctor if problems persist

If you have been making adjustments to your current sleep habits but still aren’t seeing the results you want, we recommend speaking to your primary care provider. Able to provide additional insights into helpful sleep practices and work with you to create a more personalized treatment plan, this is one of the best ways to tackle menopause and insomnia head-on.

Learn more about other menopause-related topics with Fit4100

If you or someone you love has recently struggled with hormonal insomnia due to menopause, it is important to know that there is no need to suffer alone. Throughout the ever-changing journey of menopause, the female body is subjected to many changes that can make previously simple routines more difficult and irritating. With this in mind, be sure to speak up when you are struggling with your sleep — because there are many different resources available to help get you back on track!

As leading providers of educational resources for women experiencing the many changes and challenges that menopause and aging bring, our team at Fit4100 is committed to sharing real and helpful advice to women worldwide.

Explore our entire collection of articles on our website blog to gain more helpful tips and advice for navigating menopause and aging with strength!

Staying Strong for Powerful Ageing – How to Protect Bone Density

When it comes to aging with strength and power, paying extra attention to your bone health, particularly bone density, is an absolute must.

While it is common for most people to associate a person’s strength with their muscles’ size, our skeletal system plays a significant role in maintaining our body’s vitality as we age.

Acting as a supportive tree for our muscles and connective tissue, staying active is one of the best ways to maintain your bone density and strength, whether you are 25 or 85!

As a natural part of aging, it is common for people to experience bone demineralization (the loss of calcium from the bones causing weakness, also commonly referred to as osteoporosis).

If not adequately treated and monitored, age-related osteoporosis can lead to various health complications, including chronic pain, postural changes, potential bone fractures, other skeletal injuries, and ultimately loss of independence.

Like other health conditions, treating osteoporosis with prevention is always better than looking for a cure — just because bone demineralization is a natural part of aging, it doesn’t mean you are powerless over its progression.

As an area of our health that we can work on, bone density can be increased by staying committed to a regular strength-based exercise schedule — and no, you don’t have to be hitting the gym to lift super heavyweights to achieve this goal! 

As a leading provider of educational resources for staying healthy with age, our team at Fit4100 created this article to discuss the importance of maintaining bone density and sharing some inspiring stories of how to age with power and strength.

It’s time to show your bone health some extra love – and we hope this article is a helpful resource in achieving your goals.

Understanding the importance of bone density and Menopause

Composed of 206 different-sized and specialized bones, the human skeleton is an essential structural support for our muscles and internal organs.

For most, the health and strength of our bones remain stable when we are aged 25-50 — but as we age, more rapid rates of demineralization and resorption begin to occur, resulting in a decrease in bone density. As a process deeply tied to changes in other female hormones, the natural decline of estrogen caused by Menopause is believed to play a role in the increased risk of osteoporosis in women over 50.

If left untreated, age-related osteoporosis will increase your risk of experiencing a host of health problems, including increasing your risk of experiencing spontaneous bone fractures and chronic pain.

To combat this, incorporating strength-based training into your daily routine can help to reinforce your bones and reduce your risk of experiencing severe complications with age.

Prevent is better than Cure – Keep Your Bones Strong.

Like any other health endeavor, long-term commitment and building sustainable habits are the best ways to stay on top of your bone health.

While we all know that starting a new healthy habit is often easier said than done, even small changes now can make a difference in maintaining your bone density as you age.

One of the most beneficial ways to increase bone density is getting active and participating in weight-bearing exercises to refortify your bones while encouraging improved mineralization.

While it is easy for our minds to jump to Olympic weightlifting as the “best” way to partake in weight-bearing exercises, there are many other more accessible options that can still have a profoundly positive impact on your bone health.

Examples of activities that increase bone density include:

  • Low-weight strength training — As an excellent option for anyone looking to improve their overall strength, resistance training using bands and dumbells effectively supports improved bone density. For beginners, starting slow with minimal weight (2 or 5 lbs weight) is the best way to prevent injury while still getting the weight-bearing benefits of the exercises.
  • Low-impact aerobic exercises — If going to the gym is not your style, aerobic exercises like walking, dancing, and gardening are great options for maintaining your bone health. These activities can easily be enjoyed alone or with others, making working out fun and social!
  • Flexibility training — Essential for preventing injuries, stretching your muscles before and after exercise can also help reduce the stress on your skeletal system. Additionally, group exercises such as yoga and tai chi can also offer bone-strengthening benefits while encouraging improved flexibility.
  • Stability and balance exercises — Falling due to poor balance is one of the primary reasons people break bones as they age. Improving your balance through regular stability exercises can help to reduce your risk of becoming injured due to poor coordination. Pilates for Seniors is an excellent activity for all ages and can be integrated as a daily practice.

Get inspired to stay Strong, Active, and Independent.

If you are looking for some motivation and inspiration to get active, look no further than the story of Edna – Australia’s 100-year-old fitness fanatic

Averaging five fitness classes a week, including tai chi, freestyle aerobics, and weight circuit classes, Edna is keeping active, supporting her bone health, and having fun doing it!

Able to do full-body push-ups and keep up with her peers (who can be up to 70-years younger than her) when lifting weights, Edna is a prime example of aging with power and strength.

Through her commitment to her overall health and wellness, Edna has done a fantastic job looking after her bone health as she ages — and she is an inspiration to many! As a member of her local gym for over 40 years, Edna started taking more regular fitness classes with her husband after he retired to give them something to do. By doing so, Edna built a sustainable healthy habit that has helped keep her entire body healthy and strong.

Learn more about healthy aging with Fit4100

As we age, our bodies go through a series of natural changes — some of which we have more control over than others.

When it comes to maintaining your bone density, being proactive and preventative is always the best option.

With this in mind, building a sustainable habit of participating in regular bone-supporting exercises is a must for women of any age — because what you do now will benefit you later!

At Fit4100, we are proud to offer a wide variety of high-quality and accessible resources created to educate women about everything related to aging. Whether you are looking to learn about menopause symptoms and management or want to improve your bone density, we have easy-to-read articles perfect for you to share with your loved ones.

Explore our entire collection of articles on our website blog today to learn more about how you can age with power!

Grumpy, Menopausal, or Just Damn Tired! Understanding Menopausal Mood Swings

Understanding Menopausal Mood Swings

When you thought the physical symptoms of menopause were enough to make the transition into the next stage of female sexuality more complicated than it needs to be, mood swings and emotional changes enter from stage left.

While it is common for most people to associate physical symptoms like hot flashes and flushing with this time of transition, mood swings during menopause are also prevalent symptoms.

As every woman experiences aging and menopause differently, the severity of an individual’s mood swings and emotional stability is subjective and personal, making it more difficult for those with severe symptoms to get the adequate level of care they need without strongly advocating for themselves.

Looking to provide education and support to all women entering menopause, we created this resource to deep dive into the complexities of menopausal mood swings.

This article explores some of the most critical questions about this condition, from “can menopause cause mood swings?” to “what can I do to regulate my mood during my transition better?”

We hope this article is a helpful resource for anyone struggling with their mood as they transition into menopause — because no one should have to go through these changes without the support and compassionate care.

Menopausal hormone changes impact the entire body (including the brain)

Menopause is not just a condition of the female reproductive system — it is something that affects the whole body.

As a woman enters menopause, the natural amount of estrogen (the primary female sex hormone) decreases.

When estrogen decreases, many areas of the body can be affected, and symptoms can develop, from vaginal dryness and irritation to sleep disturbances, slowing of the metabolism, and possible emotional irregularity.

But, it is important to note that not all symptoms of menopause can be seen or felt physically. Mood disturbances, often described as a depressed mood, stress anxiety, or a decreased sense of overall well-being, are genuine symptoms of menopause that are often hard for women to express or explain.

Unfortunately, due to these symptoms, it is very easy for these feelings to be overlooked as “normal” or even used as an excuse to blame women for their behaviors and emotions.

With this in mind, education about the most common symptoms and how to advocate for yourself if you begin to experience these feelings is essential in ensuring that women get the correct level of care they need to reduce the severity of their emotional symptoms during this time.

Signs of menopausal mood swings

Emotions and feelings are already a very personalized experience — so it should be no surprise that menopausal mood swing symptoms are also specific to the individual.

Varying in duration, intensity, and timing, knowing which feelings are being brought on by menopausal hormone changes is not always a black and white situation.

While it is not possible to definitively define what constitutes the actual symptoms of menopausal mood disturbances, signs that you may be experiencing mood swings during menopause include:

  • Increased irritability — If you notice that you are quickly becoming frustrated or have a shorter than usual temper with your friends, family, or even yourself, this may be a sign that you are experiencing menopausal mood swings.
  • Lack of motivation — Having a lower mood, less energy, or less drive to complete your everyday tasks is also a common experience felt by women with menopausal mood swings. If these feelings persist and interfere with your day-to-day routines, we suggest speaking with your doctor about possible treatment options for better managing lower moods.
  • Increased anxiety — It is not uncommon for women to experience more significant stress and anxiety as they enter menopause. Like the treatment for having a low mood, if you notice that your anxiety symptoms prevent you from participating in daily activities, we recommend speaking with your primary care provider for additional support.
  • Feeling not like yourself — Often harder to explain, if you have been feeling “off” or not like yourself, it is possible that these feelings are being brought on by hormonal changes associated with menopause. 

Other sources of stress also play a role in developing mood swings

As the easy scapegoat for negative feelings, menopause is likely not the only emotion-filled event happening in your life when you enter middle age.

From work challenges making you more fatigued, children leaving home for the first time leading to feelings of loneliness, and even the ever-changing state of the world causing plenty of stress, many other factors can be underlying reasons for your change in mood and emotions.

Regardless of the causes of your mood swings, it is essential to know that you can take steps to reduce the extent to which they interfere with your daily activities.

While different women benefit from other treatment options, some common examples of at-home treatments for mood swings during menopause include:

  1. Making diet changes to include more nutritious foods
  2. Practicing mindful meditation and self check-ins
  3. Partaking in daily exercise that you enjoy
  4. Getting outside and seeing friends and family
  5. Taking time for yourself to participate in hobbies

Suppose you or those nearest to you are still noticing significant changes in your mood despite trying these at-home options. In that case, we recommend speaking with your primary care provider for additional support.

Depending on your unique needs, they may prescribe other mood-supportive treatment options like medications or psychotherapy that can make the transition into menopause a less stressful and emotional experience.

Treatments for menopausal mood swings

You aren’t alone in age-related mood changes.

Mood swings and emotional disturbances are a natural part of aging and menopause — but that doesn’t mean you need to suffer through these symptoms without support.

While these mood changes are deeply connected to our hormones, it is vital to approach handling these changes holistically to ensure that you tackle them in the best way possible.

From at-home changes to seeking medical attention and support for your mood, options are available to reduce the severity of any mood swings during menopause.

Access to education, resources, and support are essential first steps to getting the care you deserve.

At Fit4100, we strive to be your go-to place for high-quality educational resources about menopause, aging, and everything in between.

We strongly believe that all women deserve access to supportive and easy-to-understand resources about their transition into the next chapter of their lives.

Do you want to learn more about menopause and the natural progression of aging in women? Read more educational and supportive articles on our blog to gain more information about this critical topic, anytime, anywhere.