Menopause and Blood Sugar Fluctuations
The carbohydrates you eat provide your body with fuel in the form of glucose. Blood sugar refers to the amount of glucose in your body. A normal blood sugar is about 80 mg/dl after fasting or before a meal. However, typical blood sugar levels may fluctuate between 80 mg/dl and 120 mg/dl.
Abnormal blood sugar fluctuations can occur for a number of reasons and leave you feeling tired, hungry, irritable and unable to concentrate. You may also feel dizzy or experience blurred vision. Poor eating habits and skipping meals can contribute to low blood sugar levels, or hypoglycemia. High blood sugar levels are generally linked to diabetes, a condition in which the pancreas produces too little insulin or fails to make insulin at all. Menopause can increase the incidence of blood sugar fluctuations.
Your metabolism can shift and change dramatically during menopause. One study discovered that estrogen levels during menopause can increase fat storage and increases the risk of imbalanced blood sugars. As progesterone levels fall, women’s bodies are less able to use fat for energy and may experience higher insulin levels and abnormal blood sugar levels.
If you are struggling with blood sugar fluctuations, you may reach for a menopause treatment to help ease the discomfort. You can also try making lifestyle changes. Carbohydrate cravings can be intense during a hypoglycemic episode, but before grabbing a candy bar or bag of chips, reach instead for healthier complex carbs. Whole grains, fresh vegetables and fiber-rich fruits can all be good choices. Try not to skip meals, and focus on getting regular exercise, which can help prevent weight gain. High blood sugars may indicate a visit to your health care practitioner is in order.
Menopause natural relief can be used to even out the hormone levels and reduce the risk of weight gain. DON’T PAUSE has all-natural ingredients, including Chromium to Balance Blood Sugar, green tea, DHEA, pomegranate and black cohosh, which can help alleviate a variety of menopause symptoms, including blood sugar fluctuations.
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