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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How To Cope With Depression

Depression, Mental Wellness
As well as the typical treatments, there are certain tips, which can help you, cope with depressions. • Set your alarm, get up, and get dressed every day, even if you have nowhere to be. There are a lot of days where you won't want to, but it's helpful to give your day purpose when you struggle to find yours. • Familiarize yourself with relaxation techniques to manage your stress. There is meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, and more. • Go for a walk every day, even if it's just a short fifteen-minute walk around the block. • Exercise at least four days out of the week. Aim for 30-minute workouts, but don't worry if you have to start out with shorter stints and work up to that. • Start practicing…
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How To Manage Heart Disease & Depression

Depression, Heart Health, Mental Wellness
• Eat Healthfully – you will feel much better overall if you eat a well-balanced diet, but your heart and your mental health will also thank you. That doesn't mean you can't treat yourself from time to time, it means that the majority of the time you need to make the right decisions. That means eating plenty of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables. • Get Regular Exercise – as discussed above, exercise has been found to be effective in managing depression and heart conditions, so ensure you're getting at least 2.5 hours of it each week. If you do have a heart condition you may want to speak to your doctor about what routine is right for you. • Monitor Your Alcohol Consumption – alcohol is a depressant,…
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Treatment Options For Depression

Depression, Mental Wellness
There is a variety of treatments available for depression – two of the most common and effective methods are CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) and pharmacological (anti-depressants). There are plenty of medications that deal with the mental health issue without complicating the heart medications that a patient may also need to take. There is continuing research as to whether the treatments may be able to reduce the risk of another heart attack. CBT may also prove to be effective for managing depression as well as preventing depression in heart patients following an event or surgery. This intervention may prevent the need for medication in some patients. There is another potential solution for managing the dangers of heart disease and depression – exercise. A study in conjunction with the Duke University Medical Center…
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Depression Affects More Than Your Brain

Depression, Mental Wellness
We think of depression as a disease or disorder that affects the brain, but there's more to it than that. It impacts your entire body. It has long been linked to the likes of irritable bowel syndrome, inflammation (which can cause clogging in the arteries), and more. As noted above, it also increases the presence of cortisol, which can place a serious demand on the heart. In addition to this, it triggers the activation of platelets, which makes blood clots more likely as they clump in your bloodstream. One of the other risks that come with depression is its side effects, and of those side effects, your heart stands to lose. Depressed people are often left feeling fatigued, they lack motivation, which means they are less likely to exercise regularly,…
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Depression And Heart Disease

Depression, Heart Health, Stress Management
There has been a lot of research completed over the last few decades, and what it is telling us is that heart disease and depression are bedfellows. Each of them can lead to the other, which means that either diagnosis is far more complicated than anyone had ever realized. As far as risk factors for heart disease, depression is up there with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Mental health issues can stem from a variety of factors, including the person's environment, family history, their state of mind, as well as their physical health. Big life changes can also trigger a mental health problem, as can high-stress levels, a loss, life transitions, and a chemical imbalance as well. It makes sense that a heart attack or major heart operation could…
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What Is A Compromised Immune System

Fatigue, Health, Stress Management
When your immune system is not functioning as well as it should, complications will arise. You will find that you are catching diseases more often than normal. This is because your body can’t fight off pathogens effectively. But, what are the reasons behind your body having low immunity? • Stress Every time you get stressed, your body starts to produce cortisol which is the stress hormone. The major aim of cortisol is to prepare your body to free from the perceived threat. For cortisol to achieve this, it will lower the protein your body requires in order to signal other immune cells. This will lead to a suppressed immune system as it reduces the number of lymphocytes present in your body. With a reduced number of lymphocytes, your body can…
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Aging And Insomnia

Anti Aging, Diet, Health, Menopause, Stress Management
There are millions of people worldwide that have issues sleeping, regardless of age or lifestyle. Keep in mind that sleeping issues can happen to us all for many different reasons and as a person tends to get older, sometimes lifestyle habits make it quite harder to rush into a great night’s sleep. How can we fix some of these issues in which so many people have? Ultimately, a person is going to have to change their nightly routine habits, as well dieting habits in order to achieve a better night’s sleep. For some people, trying to change the way that they live is quite impossible, especially the older someone gets because a lot of older individuals are highly set in their ways, thinking that the way they live is quite…
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Treat Chronic Fatigue With Essential Oils Part 4

Fatigue, Natural Healing
Essential oils in aromatherapy Last but not least, some people find that the scent alone of essential oils is invigorating and helpful. Aromatherapy involves not putting the oil necessarily anywhere on your body, but focusing on the healing impact of its aroma. This is more a matter of mental and emotional well-being than of physical medicine. For people with Chronic Fatigue, there are often mental aspects to the condition which may be overlooked in favor of addressing the physical symptoms. Depression and anxiety may be part of the physical package, but may also be a reaction to being in an unpleasant situation, or feeling powerless. The problem is that mental health symptoms can often influence your physical health negatively, so they still need addressing. You can diffuse the essential oil…
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Treat Chronic Fatigue With Essential Oils Part 3

Fatigue, Natural Healing
Eating essential oils Edible essential oils are another popular way of treating the symptoms of ME/CFS. Edible essential oils are sort of like a natural multivitamin, a highly concentrated form of a plant which contains all the benefits of a huge bowl of it, but in a single drop. These essential oils make for a cheap, fast alternative to chowing down on superfoods all day. Because they are absorbed through the walls of the stomach and intestine the dose you will receive is far greater than through topical application. However, on the other hand, because you are using your natural digestion and blood flow to carry it, the essential oil will affect your whole body equally, rather than specifically targeting the area you want it to. Edible essential oils are…
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