Are you worried about early onset of menopause, there are certain things you can do to prevent the same and you should be aware of certain facts as well.
What is menopause?
This is the phase in the life of a woman that brings an end to the menstrual cycle. It generally begins after 12 months of last period and it is a natural biological process that happens in every woman’s life and it also marks the end of the fertility period in women. In general, the average age of women reaching this stage is 50 years. But, some women experience it early and there are certain things that make it happen early and here are some of them:
Fruits and vegetables:
Nowadays, most of the fruits and vegetables are sprayed with toxic pesticides and this can quicken the end of menstrual cycle in some women. So, this can be avoided by using organic fruits and vegetables alone.
Air fresheners and candles:
Most of the products under this category, even though they are advertised as natural ones have a substance called as phthalates. So, to prevent early onset, women can use beeswax and soy-based candles and fragrances that are made from essential oils.
Some years ago, it was found that the toys and dolls of kids also have the above-mentioned phthalates substance. So, if you have any toys in your house that was manufactured before 2009, just discard it and you can opt for a new one. The reason is that toys and dolls these days are regulated from containing these substances.
Food storage containers:
To get the flexibility and softness, food based containers are manufactured with phthalates. So, it is better not to use these containers and women can use those made up of glass or stainless steel. Also, it is better to avoid using plastic containers in microwave oven.
Personal care products:
Due to the presence of phthalates in the plastic containers in which all personal care products like shampoos, body washes and lotions come, they can quicken the onset of menopause. So, it is better to read the label carefully to ensure the non-availability of phthalates.
To make the smell last for longer hours, perfumes also contain phthalates. So, to avoid this issue, natural perfumes that are made out of essential oils can be used. Otherwise, usage of perfumes can be restricted, only for important occasions alone.
Foods that come in plastic packages like frozen meals, yogurt, butter and pretzels can contain the substance mentioned above. So, it is better to keep away from foods that are packed in plastic containers. Women can opt for foods that come in paper or glass containers.
Continuous exposure to a substance called as PCB is also known to cause this problem in women. Even though, this substance is banned in many places, they can still reach the humans indirectly. For instance, fish from different sources are still known to be rich in this substance.