- Track Your Hot Flashes
Different foods or factors can cause hot flashes, so keep tabs on what you were doing, eating or drinking in the time before you get hot flashes. Be mindful of things like caffeine, alcohol and sugar.
- Bed Time Prep for Night Sweats
Night sweats can often wake you up in the middle of the night in a pool of sweat. To fight night sweats get some light, cool PJs and a bedside fan or AC. You can also put a bag of frozen peas on your pillow and at your feet just before bed to cool things down a bit.
- Ensure Better Sleep When You’re Awake
It is often difficult to fall asleep with annoying menopause symptoms, so the best way to get better sleep is by doing all the right things whilst you are awake. Get enough exercise, do some meditation or practice relaxation techniques, and drink a glass of warm milk before bed so that you are not unsettled or wide awake when it’s time for sleep.
- Managing Mood Swings
Menopause brings along mood swings that make PMS look like a walk in the park. Once again relaxation techniques are of great help here, as well as just going out and doing fun things with your family or friends.
- Keeping Ahead of Headaches
Migraines are a real issue with menopausal women. As with hot flashes, keep a diary to see what casues them for you.
- Preventing Hair loss
During menopause, hair on your head tends to become thinner and fall out much quicker, and show up more on places you don’t like it! Try using hair products and colouring that don’t contain chemicals that damage the hair. As for the unwanted body hair, see a skin doctor on the best way for you to get it removed on a more permanent basis.
To top off all the headaches, night sweats and hot flashes, acne is another problem to worry about. Although acne and skin problems are something that you would expect from teenagers, it is a real problem during menopause. Try switching to skin products that are not oil based and look for the ones made for sensitive skin.
- Updating Your Memory
Memory loss and forgetfulness is a concern many women face during menopause, but it can be managed by selectively deciding what is important to you and focusing on remembering that. Doing hobbies or learning a new language can help you keep your brain active and minimize the negative effects.
- Alternative Treatment
We recommend natural estrogens, called phyto-estrogens to help counteract menopausal symptoms.