5 Tips to Ease Menopause Symptoms

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Some midlife women experience five common symptoms that should not be ignored. It is always best to consult a trusted healthcare provider – NEVER DIAGNOSE YOURSELF.

 

MOOD CHANGES

For some women, hormone fluctuations in perimenopause can create a feeling of being out of control. There have been reports of increased anxiety, irritability, fatigue, and blue moods. Stress-reduction and relaxation techniques, include massages, deep-breathing exercises, and a healthy lifestyle – good nutrition and daily exercise – as well as self-nurturing activities.

 

When you discuss mood issues with your healthcare provider, you will be able to identify the cause, and decide on the most appropriate intervention.

 

URINARY INCONTINENCE

Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine. However, some women would say urinary incontinence is an unfortunate, unwanted annoyance. Don’t lose hope – there are strategies that will help improve various forms of incontinence without surgery or medication. Drinking adequate water to keep urine diluted, and avoiding foods or beverages with high caffeine or acid content as these may irritate the bladder lining. Here at FemRenew, we provide the MonaLisa Touch which can address your problems with urinary continence.

 

NIGHT SWEATS

To be able to get relief from night sweats – hot flashes occurring during sleep – you may try different strategies that can help you stay cool as you sleep:

 

*Dress in light sleepwear.

*Layered bedding that can be easily removed at night can be used.

*Cool down by using an electric fan.

*Cool water can be sipped throughout the night.

*Have a frozen cold pack under your pillow then turn over the pillow from time-to-time so your head is always resting on a cool surface.

*Put a cold pack on your feet.

 

DISTURBED SLEEP

Establishing a regular sleep schedule and sleep routine can be done by:

 

*Waking up and going to bed at consistent times, including the weekends.

*Relaxing and winding down before sleeping by listening to music, reading a book, or taking a leisurely bath.

*Snacking on a bowl of cereal or peanut butter toast before bedtime.

*Drinking milk or eating peanuts as they contain tryptophan which helps the body relax.

*Drinking a cup of chamomile can also help do the trick.

*Keeping the bedroom light, temperature, and noise at a comfortable level – dark, cool, and quiet are conditions that promote good sleep.

*Using the bedroom only for sleeping and sexual intercourse.

*Avoiding alcohol and caffeine late in the day.

 

SEXUAL DISCOMFORT

Menopause also contributes to sexual function changes through a decline in hormone production and it may also lead to vaginal dryness, as well as a decline in sexual function. To be able to relieve yourself from these symptoms, setup an appointment with Dr. Fay Weisberg today!