Yoga To Treat Depression

Depression, Mood Swings, Yoga
Does yoga help with depression? Before answering this question, we need to know what exactly depression is, and how does it impact your life. What Is Depression? Depression is an illness that affects your brain. It is your reaction to something sad, loss of someone, or dejection. When these feelings aggravate and become intense, it leads to a medical condition called clinical depression. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. What Causes Depression?   Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. While we all feel sad,…
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Menopause and Insomnia

Anti Aging, Depression, Hot Flashes, Menopause, Mood Swings, Womens Health
Menopause and Insomnia Menopause is a natural part of aging for women. However, that doesn’t mean it’s an easy process. In fact, it’s often anything but. Women going through menopause often describe the experience as a roller coaster of emotions, physical changes, and sleep issues that disrupt their daily life. What is menopause? Technically, a woman has officially entered menopause once she has gone 12 months without a menstrual cycle. Before menopause occurs, women go through a 3 to 10 year period that’s known as perimenopause. Perimenopausal symptoms can start in the mid 40s and continue through the early 50s. During perimenopause, women experience a wide range of symptoms including: Irregular periods Mood swings Hot flashes Insomnia Increased anxiety and depression Reduced sex drive Vaginal dryness and overall dryer skin…
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8 Common Menopause Myths

Depression, Fatigue, Hot Flashes, Mood Swings, Myths, Night Sweats, Weight gain
Menopause Myths include that fact that many people think that hot flashes are the first sign of menopause. Is this true or is it a myth? While it is true that menopause often results in hot flashes, one-fourth of all women do not experience any hot flashes as they go through menopause. There are other menopause myths that circulate in the mainstream media and as folklore. What are some common menopause myths many people believe? Menopause always begins at 50. This is a myth. While the average age of menopause is 51 years of age, a woman can go through menopause as early as in her 30's or as late as the early 60's. Menopause occurs when a woman stops having menstrual periods for 12 consecutive months. Symptoms of menopause…
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10 Ways Spouses Can Support Menopausal Women

Menopause, Mood Swings, Womens Health
Menopausal women often feel as though they are alone in their plight and as a spouse, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to help. Of course, there is! In fact, there are 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO to help the woman in your life. During this period of their lives menopausal women often have difficulty with warm or stuffy rooms because of a miserable symptom known as hot flashes, so let her set the temperature of the thermostat in your home to allow for her maximum comfort during this very uncomfortable symptom. You may need to be more patient with your spouse as she goes through menopause when it comes to sex, as she might be experiencing a decrease in libido and vaginal dryness that…
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Menopause Related Mood Swings

Menopause, Mood Swings, Womens Health
Fluctuating hormones are the source of menopause related mood swings and other emotional turmoil seen in perimenopause and menopause and include severe changes in mood, feelings of sadness or tearfulness, irritability, aggressiveness, anxiety and fatigue. Some women also experience problems concentrating, lack of motivation and increased tension. Will this ever end? If menopause related mood swings and emotional turmoil are ruining your life, there are lifestyle changes and medications that can help. Dealing with stress and doing anything you can to have as little stress in your life as possible can really help. A healthy diet can not only improve mood and balance hormones, but can also help with menopause related weight gain. The same goes for aerobic exercise, like brisk walking, running, cycling or any activity that elevates the…
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