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The following tips may be beneficial for these common symptoms of menopause:
1.Wear fabrics that breathe, such as cotton. Do not wear silk, polyester and other synthetics that tend to trap body heat.
2.If you feel a hot flash coming on, drink a glass of cold water.
3.If troubled by night sweats, keep a cold facecloth or ice pack by your bed.
4.Instead of pantyhose, wear cotton pants or thigh high stockings.
5.Decrease your intake of caffeine and alcohol.
6.Avoid spicy foods and hot drinks.
8.Try eating and drinking more soy products.
9.Some women claim that taking vitamin E daily helps.
Vaginal Dryness/Urinary Problems
(urinary tract infections, incontinence)
10. Use a vaginal cream or lubricant (avoid petroleum jelly) to help reduce pain from dryness during sexual intercourse.
11.Urinate before and after sexual intercourse to help prevent bladder infections.
12.Drink plenty of fluids and empty your bladder frequently.
13. Try Kegel exercises (tighten and relax the muscles you use to stop urination) daily. They strengthen the vaginal muscles, enhance orgasm, and help prevent incontinence.
(anxiety, irritability, depression)
1.Communicate openly with your partner about your symptoms and ask for support.
2.Join or even start a support group specific to menopause or other life changes you are experiencing.
3.Find and share support with colleagues at work who are going through the same thing.
4.Medication such as tranquilizers and antidepressants may help.
5.Identify which sources of stress you can eliminate from your life.
1.Write things down.
2.Use appointment books, calendars, post-it notes, alarm clocks and timers.
3.Ask other people for reminders.
2.Find ways to incorporate more exercise into your daily routine, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
3.Decrease your intake of fat and calories.
Disclaimer: This information is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advise or help. It is always best to consult with a Physician about serious health concerns. This information is in no way intended to diagnose or prescribe remedies.