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When women stop menstruating, the condition is called menopause. It is usually seen in women after the age of 45 to 50 years. Menopause can be confirmed by getting a follicle-stimulating hormone test done. Women lose the ability to get pregnant after menopause because ovulation stops in the body. During menopause, there are many hormonal changes in women, which affect their mental and physical condition.

(Read more: Premature menopause)

Symptoms of menopause

Due to the changes in hormone levels during menopause, women start feeling many symptoms including:

(Read more: Diet for menopause)

Many of these symptoms get better on their own with time. But if the problem of fatigue becomes severe then it can affect your daily functioning. In such cases, you can get rid of post-menopausal fatigue by adopting some measures.

(Read more: Homeopathic medicine for menopause)

Follow these measures to get rid of the problem of fatigue after menopause

  • Exercise: Exercising can prove beneficial if you feel tired because of menopause. According to a research study, exercising regularly can get rid of not only fatigue but also the problems of hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings, etc. You can include yoga, dance, aerobics, Zumba and other light exercises in your routine. This can make you feel fresh and energetic throughout the day.
  • Get enough sleep: Once you hit menopause, it becomes even more important for you to sleep and wake up on time. Avoid drinking coffee or alcohol before sleeping. Take a warm bath for good sleep and avoid using your mobile phone or any other gadget for a few hours before sleeping. All of this will help you wake up in the morning feeling very energetic and your fatigue will automatically go away after getting enough good sleep.
  • Meditation: Due to the stress that occurs because of menopause, not only does your sleep get disrupted but you also feel very stressed. Meditation is one of the best ways to relieve stress. For this, sit in a quiet place and close your eyes. Then, focusing on your breath, breathe in and out. By meditating regularly, the problem of exhaustion can be overcome.
  • Right diet: Due to the changes in hormone levels, your weight can start increasing uncontrollably. In such cases, it is very important to be mindful of your diet as overeating can make you feel lethargic. So have a diet that is rich in protein and includes fresh fruits, vegetables and non-fat dairy products.
  • Keep yourself hydrated: After reaching menopause, due to a lack of water, the body may start feeling tired more quickly than before. In such cases, it is very important to keep yourself hydrated. Therefore, consume 8-10 glasses of water daily, at regular intervals.
  • Menopause is not something to panic about. Every woman goes through this stage in life and it’s completely natural. After menopause, the symptoms that come with can easily be dealt with by changing your lifestyle.

(Read more: Hormone replacement therapy for menopause)

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