About menopause and vitamins | Introducing nutrition other than vitamins
Menopause refers to the five years before and after menopause in women. Various symptoms appear during this period, but those that are clearly not caused by other diseases are called menopausal symptoms. In addition, menopausal disorders are defined as menopausal symptoms that interfere with daily life.
In this article, I will explain the vitamins that are said to be good for alleviating menopausal symptoms.
Vitamins useful for menopausal symptoms
For menopausal symptoms, taking vitamins is said to be good.
Among vitamins, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and folic acid are said to be easily deficient in women. Nutrients other than vitamins that are likely to be deficient include calcium and protein.
Not only menopausal symptoms, but also lack of vitamins can lead to health problems, so it is effective to be conscious of your daily diet so as not to be deficient.
Points and precautions for taking vitamins
Vitamins are divided into 22 categories: water-soluble vitamins (easily soluble in water) and fat-soluble vitamins (easily soluble in oil) .
Water-soluble vitamins include B vitamins ((B1, B2, B6, B12)), vitamin C, folic acid, etc., and are abundant in green and yellow vegetables and fruits. Water-soluble vitamins are sensitive to heat and are excreted in the urine. Therefore, if you eat raw vegetables without adding heat, you can ingest them efficiently.
On the other hand, fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin D and vitamin E, are more easily absorbed when taken with fat. Therefore, cooking methods that use oil, such as frying, are recommended .
Fat-soluble vitamins tend to accumulate in the body, so you need to be careful not to overdose. The amount of supplements sold in Japan is set to be small, so unless you take a lot of it, it is unlikely that the amount will cause abnormalities in your body. It's never too late to turn it on. When taking supplements, follow the dosage guideline.
Nutrients other than vitamins to take in during menopause
Calcium and protein are given as nutrients that you want to incorporate other than vitamins during menopause .
During menopause, estrogen, the female hormone that keeps bones strong, drops. In addition to the decline in female hormones, aging also contributes to aging, so after menopause it is important to take calcium to keep your bones strong.
In addition, female hormones also work to give firmness to the skin in addition to bones. There is also concern about muscle loss due to aging. Therefore, from menopause, try to actively take in protein that builds body tissues such as skin and muscles.
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Incorporating Chinese herbal medicine may lead to alleviation of various symptoms
Taking herbal medicine is effective for painful menopausal symptoms. Kampo medicine comprehensively reviews various things such as the person's constitution and lifestyle, and gradually improves symptoms from the inside of the body. There are various herbal medicines, but the herbal medicines that are effective for menopausal symptoms are as follows.
- Kamishoyosan: Depression, irritation, hot flashes, hot flashes, etc.
- Toki shakuyakusan: Tendency to coldness and anemia
- Keishibukuryogan: Hot flashes, headache, lower abdominal pain, etc.
There are individual differences in menopausal symptoms, and it is necessary to take Chinese herbal medicine that matches the symptoms . Kampo medicine gradually improves the symptoms, so it is easy to incorporate it into your life, so if you want to alleviate the symptoms little by little, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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These are the vitamins that are said to be strongly associated with menopause.
It may be a good idea to take it consciously to alleviate menopausal symptoms and reduce the risk of illness.
Also, if you don't know if your hormone balance is disturbed, it is recommended to have an examination at a gynecologist or try a canvas test kit.
You can read more about the canvas inspection kit here .