If you are in the process of going through menopause, you might have been noticing a few extra pounds around your waist lately. Well, there is no need to worry because you are definitely not alone. One the most noticeable symptoms of menopause seems to be weight gain and a change in the overall shape of your body. No one can ever be happy about this sudden change but it is important to keep in mind that this weight gain is very much expected and is considered to be absolutely normal. During menopause, you will begin to put weight on around your abdomen, instead of around your hips, thighs, and rear. People commonly refer to this as an “apple” shaped body. Most women get irritated and unhappy when they begin to notice those extra pounds that keep on piling with menopause. You may be eating and exercising exactly the same as you always were but still can’t seem to maintain your weight. As you enter the early stages of menopause, maintaining weight becomes more and more difficult, and losing weight becomes almost impossible. This is because of the fluctuation in your hormones. Your body’s hormones have a direct impact on … Continue reading Menopause and Weight Gain →
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Acidity is a condition that occurs when acid from the stomach moves upward into the food pipe. The acid causes irritation which leads to heartburn. However, some people may experience acidity without heartburn symptoms as well. These can include belching, difficulty in swallowing food, and chronic cough. In the article, we focus on the connection between an acidity and chronic cough. Link Between Acidity and Chronic Cough A chronic cough is usually defined as a cough that lasts for more than eight weeks. Reports suggest that 25% or more of chronic cough cases [Ref] is associated with acidity. However, this does not mean that acidity is the cause of a chronic cough in many of these individuals. Some indications that a chronic cough is a result of acidity are: Coughing mostly at night or after your meal Coughing while you’re lying down You are coughing even after not smoking Tests for Acidity in People With Chronic Cough An acidity-related cough is slightly more complicated. Your doctor may try putting you on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a type of medication for acidity, for some days to see if the symptoms resolve. If your symptoms resolve with PPI therapy [Ref], it is … Continue reading Is Acidity The Main Reason For Your Chronic Cough? →
Here are 4 effective home remedies that can help prevent the effects of menopause symptoms: Soy for hot flashes & night sweats Soy has isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens (plant estrogens). Some studies have observed that soy may be effective in reducing menopausal symptoms. However, other studies have found no benefit. Only food forms of soy such as tofu and soy milk are recommended. Soy in tablet or powder form is not advised. Flaxseeds oil (or powder) for hot flashes Flaxseed has omega-3 fatty acids and lignans, which act as phytoestrogens. Results from studies have been mixed, but it may help symptoms in some women. It is also believed to help lower cholesterol. Mix one or two tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds in a glass of water. Drink it daily for a few months or until you are satisfied with the results. Avoid whole flaxseeds because it is difficult to digest. Yoga for mood swings & sleep disruption Exercise and meditation reduce irritability, even hot flashes in some women. Yoga combines both. Exercise also helps most people sleep better. Perform yoga at least 1-2 hours a day to treat these symptoms. Cold drinks for hot flashes & night sweats Cold drinks help … Continue reading 4 simple home remedies for menopause →
A mini detox can make a big difference in how you feel in the following weeks. Not only will you lose weight but will also reduce the extra water weight. Doing a quick cleanse will also rejuvenate your energy levels, improve your concentration and reduce our skin concerns. The thought behind this cleanse diet is to give your body a much-needed break, freeing up energy so that your cells, tissues, and organs can work efficiently once again. We will not suggest an intense cleanse straight away. Instead, start preparing your body a few days before the actual cleanse. In order to get good results from your cleanse diet start something called a ‘Pre-Tox’ before the detox diet. Do this at least a week before. During the Pre-Tox This phase requires you to remove a certain type of unhealthy food from your regular diet slowly as well as make certain healthy lifestyle changes. Here we have mentioned a few handy tips in case you get stuck. Are you ready to take charge of your health? You’re just a few days away from a new and healthy you! Prepare for your cleanse with these simple tips Do not miss your sleep Complete sleep is vital for renewal and rejuvenation of your body’s cells. … Continue reading 6 simple tips for daily detox →
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