How to Deal with Menopausal Symptoms

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Deal with Menopausal Symptoms

Menopause is one of the most difficult phases of a women’s life. This period is associated with such things as irritation, mood swing, hot flushes, insomnia, which can hamper your relationship both with your husband and with your kids. Though the effect of menopause may be varied from women to women, yet every woman experiences it more or less. Dealing with menopausal symptoms is never easy. If the symptoms left untreated, its effect may remain throughout the rest of the life.

Stress

Stress is inherent in human life, stress can arise from many causes, not only menopause. It is something which cannot be removed, but can only be controlled. Stress can lead to various diseases like hypertension, heart problem, lack of sleep etc. Adopt stress management techniques like yoga or meditation. Exercise is another powerful weapon to combat stress. Change your lifestyle, start doing things which you enjoy most. Take up one hobby or any task which you yet to accomplish in life. It will keep you busy.  If you are too stressed up and unable to cope with it, go to a counselor.

Hot Flashes

Due to hormonal changes, women often feel the hotness from inside. They loose comfort and try to cool themselves. They experience hot flushes or night sweats or a temporary sensation of heat which creates discomfort. Wear light clothes and adopt some breathing techniques will help them a lot. These breathing techniques will help them to release their breaths slowly and deeply to exercise control over their breathing, which will ultimately lessen the hot flushes. Drinking lots of water can help them to regulate the body temperature and will prevent sweating. Do not expose to sun too much during this period. Avoid taking spicy foods which may aggravate the flush. Some antidepressant medicines can be helpful to reduce hot flush among menopausal woman. Adopt some Ayurvedic remedies to prevent sweating. Some suggest, hormonal replacement therapy like estrogen during menopause to prevent hot flush, though it may cause side effects. Vitamin E is also known to prevent hot flashes.

Insomnia

Lack of sleep is very common among menopausal women. It is a symptom of the onset of menopause, and it may continue even after menopause. It is caused by hot flushes, or hormonal changes. Some women suddenly find themselves waking up at night. Lack of proper sleep may affect their health. So, try to sleep in a cold condition, keeping the bedroom temperature below 65 degrees. Meditation will help you to give a peaceful mind which will help you to catch good sleep. Taking a warm water bath before going to bed can be effective too. Consuming sedatives for a temporary period will do no harm, but avoid using them for longer periods.

Vaginal Dryness and Headaches

These are two common symptoms associated with menopausal women. Most women feel vaginal dryness which will decrease their sex drive. If they use some lubricants or any gels under medical guidance, it will improve their vaginal condition and sexual activity as well. Headaches are often experienced by menopausal women, caused by hormonal imbalance. They are not like normal headaches. Sometimes headaches can cause nausea,  so it becomes very irritating. Head massaging techniques can be good alternatives to medicine, but if the pain persists, then take proper medication.