How to Cope with Menopause Symptoms

The symptoms that occur when you reach menopause can be tough to deal with. Menopause is a natural biological process that causes a hormonal shift which leads to many things. Despite the hot flashes, fatigue, stress and insomnia, you can tackle these symptoms and many more with these tips.

Stress & Mood Swings

Stress and mood swings can be very common during menopause. Cope with additional stress with these suggestions:

  • Meditate. Fifteen minutes a day can improve your stress levels dramatically.
  • Exercise. Any type of physical activity can reduce your stress. Find something you love doing and fit it in as much as possible!

Hot Flashes

During menopause, you may have a small range of comfort when it comes to the temperature in your house. Instead of going to the thermostat, try these tips.

  • Dress in layers. It’s easy to take off a jacket if you’re experiencing a hot flash.
  • Drink water. When you’re suffering from a hot flash, you sweat. Drinking water can help replenish and regulate your internal temperature.
  • Avoid hot and spicy foods. These are prone to trigger a hot flash, so avoid them during this time.

Insomnia

This is very common before and after menopause. It can be due to many changes in your body, but you can try a few of these things:

  • Keep your bedroom cool. A temperature below 65 degrees could be most comfortable.
  • Take a bath. This can regulate your body temperature, making it easy to sleep at night.
  • Try melatonin. Melatonin can improve your sleep by helping you fall asleep and stay asleep.

Memory

You may become more and more forgetful as you go through menopause. Find relief with these suggestions.

  • Sleep. If insomnia is making your memory fuzzy, see the above suggestions to help you sleep.
  • Keep a healthy diet. Fresh vegetables, fruits and lean meats can help with menopause. Also, decrease your caffeine and alcohol intake.

 

If you are going through menopause, it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor about your symptoms and relief. Call to schedule your appointment today.