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Anxiety and the menopause

Anxiety during the menopause can have a negative impact on your lifestyle

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Menopause Support can provide support to the body through all stages of the Menopause but is especially useful when broad range of symptoms such as hot flushes, irritability, tiredness, pains and aches, vaginal dryness etc kick in.

  • Made from fermented soya beans
  • Support for all stages of the menopause
  • Also contains magnesium and hibiscus

A herbal dietary supplement containing soy isoflavones, magnesium and hibiscus extract for all stages of the menopause.

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    Maxine — 16.06.2017 06:29
    I have a busy life managing the home, working and running around with an 8 and 11 year old .. I have always coped with this but now finding I'm becoming anxious at the mere thought of trying to undertake our usual routines. Even planning meals and getting the shopping get me in a panic. Is this normal as I feel its really beginning to effect who I am.

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      eileen — 16.06.2017 11:42
      Hi Maxine Menopausal anxiety and panic attacks are usually caused by a reduction in oestrogen levels and this is really common in the peri-menopause and menopause itself. You could consider taking soya isoflavones to gently support your oestrogen. It is important to focus on eating regularly as low blood sugars can trigger anxiety - have something, however small, every 3-4 hours, e.g. a banana or some dried fruit or nuts, chewing them well to improve the absorption of the nutrients they contain. Also, keep your water intake up as dehydration makes you feel way more panicky and gives you palpitations. Avoid caffeine if you can, as this can trigger panic attacks too, as can very sugary foods. To help yourself further, start practising simple breathing exercises several times daily. Just something as easy as counting to 3 whilst you breathe in and 4 as you breathe out will be very helpful - you may be surprised at how good this is at averting panicky feelings. Check your diet for wholegrains, dried fruit, nuts, seeds and green veg, as these are sources of magnesium and that is very stabilising for your adrenal glands. You could take an extra magnesium supplement too (e.g. Salus Haus Floradix liquid magnesium), and there is some magnesium in the isoflavones supplement Menopause Support. Herbs such as Avena sativa can be extremely calming too.

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    H Francis — 13.06.2017 23:36
    Help needed with Anxiety

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      eileen — 14.06.2017 12:22
      Hi Francis Menopausal anxiety is usually caused by a reduction in oestrogen levels. You could consider taking soya isoflavones such as our Menopause Support to gently support your oestrogen and I would suggest extra magnesium and a vitamin B Complex to help support the nervous system. Keep your water intake up as dehydration can be a big factor and eat little and often to keep your blood sugars up. Avoid caffeine if you can, as this can trigger panic attacks too, as can very sugary foods. To help yourself further, start practising simple breathing exercises several times daily. Just something as easy as counting to 3 whilst you breathe in and 4 as you breathe out will be very helpful - you may be surprised at how good this is at averting panicky feelings.

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    Claire — 07.06.2017 21:17
    My symptoms seem to be anxiety and tiredness

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      eileen — 14.06.2017 12:22
      Hi Claire Anxiety is really common in the menopause, you may find a combination of our Menopause Support, an extra magnesium supplement 200mg and a vitamin B Complex can be of benefit. Dehydration can be a big factor so remember to drink lots of plain water and try to avoid caffeine, fizzy drinks and fruit juices as these can all make anxiety worse. If you feel fatigued all the time it is best to check with your doctor, low iron, low thyroid fucntion and low vitamin D can all appear around the menopause and cause fatigue, your doctor can test for these just to rule them out.

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