If you are in peri-menopause or already into menopause, chances are high that you could have experienced chronic pains during this period. Joint pains are common among people as they age. You probably would feel some stiffness, aching and swelling around your joints and sometimes you would feel some heat in the joints. The above are typical symptoms of joint pains in menopause and would be prevalent in the morning and ease as the day progresses on. Joints like the hip joint and knee joint that bear high impact often are susceptible to such chronic pain. The hands and fingers joints could also suffer from chronic joint pains.
For those women who suffer from joint pains, unless your physician has already diagnosed you with such diseases as Arthritis, Lupus or MS, there is a very high likelihood that you could be suffering from chronic inflammation in the body. While it is true that all the above-mentioned diseases (Arthritis, Lupus and MS) do cause inflammation in the body, there are other things which do cause inflammation but are not related to those diseases.

Diet and chronic joint pain in menopause
Research has found out that there are particular foods that when regularly taken predisposes the individual to inflammation of the body. Examples of such foods include: refined white foods like white bread, white wheat flour and rice. In addition, a lot of sugar intake in the body could lead to inflammation in the body especially when such a diet lacks in high amounts of omega 3 essential fatty acids.

Menopause and joint pain
Joint pain has been found to be directly related to menopause. The hormone estrogen has properties that help keep inflammation down. During menopause, the hormone estrogen diminishes in its secretion in the body. But the hormone estrogen plays a critical role in bone health as well as maintenance of joints. This decline in the secretion of the hormone estrogen then leads to degeneration of both the bones and joints.

Other causes of chronic pain in menopause
Other causes for menopausal joint pains include depression, Osteoporosis, and dehydration. Dehydration leads to a buildup of uric acid in the joints and bones. This buildup often leads to the swelling in the joints and causes chronic joint pains and even pains in the bones.

Menopause supplements for chronic menopausal pains
Whereas the chronic joint pains can be such a menace-I would wish for anyone to experience them-there are remedies for the same that could ease anyone’s situation.

1. An Anti-inflammatory diet for chronic joint pains
It is important to reduce carbohydrate and sugar intake in the body as it causes prolonged insulin activity in the body that will disturb cellular activity in the body and spread inflammation in the body. Refined carbohydrates should be watched out for even as the individual increases their

Increase the intake of omega three fatty acids intake and multivitamin. Fatty acids could be found in such foods like nuts, and fish among others. Such fruits like black berries, blueberries and cherries are very good sources of vitamins that would reduce inflammation.

Take lots of water to ensure your body system is hydrated. This will reduce the rate of uric acid buildup in the body. Research recommends that you take between six to eight glasses of water in a given day.

2. Exercises
Particular exercises have been found to be good with reducing chronic joint pain among menopausal women. Exercises like yoga and ti chi have been found to be of great help to menopausal women suffering from chronic menopausal pains.

3. Reduce on stress
Stress leads to a buildup of cortisol levels in the body as the body responds to stress through the adrenal glands. This leads to high levels of inflammation in the joints. Managing stress and relaxing could go along way in helping reduce inflammation that is as a result of stress. Conventional medicine in treating chronic joint pains
Some of the most common conventional medicines that could be used to treat joint pains include pain-killers and anti-inflammatory medication. All these work well. But in the even the cause of the joint pain is not yet determined, the pain could persist until the root cause of the pain is taken care off.

If the cause of the inflammation is found to be menopausal, then the physician could advise on a range of treatments that alleviate menopausal pain including menopausal supplements. One of the most common remedies that have been in use for menopausal related illnesses is Hormone Replacement therapy. Unfortunately, research has found this method risky to some extent. It is important that a physician takes time to examine you and to deliberate with you on the options available for treating menopausal chronic joint pains.




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