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NATURAL REMEDIES FOR MENOPAUSE SYMPTOMS

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Natural Remedies for Menopause Symptoms

Menopause can be frustrating but here are some natural solutions for symptoms common to women during menopause. It is important to discuss any concerns you have with your healthcare provider first.

  1.  Hot Flashes – A hot flash is a quick feeling of heat and sometimes a red, flushed face and sweating. The exact cause of hot flashes is not known, but they may be related to changes in circulation.  Hot flashes happen when the blood vessels near the skin’s surface dilate to cool, making you break out in a sweat. Some women have a rapid heart rate or chills. There are several herbs that can be used to treat these symptoms:
  • Black Cohosh
  • Red Clover
  • Dong Quai
  • Evening Primrose Oil


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2.  Urinary Incontinence – Urinary incontinence is an unfortunate, unwelcome, annoyance. Luckily, there are strategies to help improve the various forms of incontinence without medication or surgery. Make sure you drink enough water to keep urine diluted (clear and pale yellow), and avoid foods or beverages with a high acid or caffeine content, which may irritate the bladder lining. These include grapefruit, oranges, tomatoes, coffee, and caffeine-containing soft drinks. Also keep up with those Kugel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles to reduce incontinence episodes.

3.  Mood Changes – Some women find that hormone fluctuations in perimenopause create a feeling of being out of control. Reports of increased irritability, anxiety, fatigue, and blue moods are not uncommon. Relaxation and stress-reduction techniques, including deep-breathing exercises and massage, a healthy lifestyle which includes good nutrition and daily exercise, along with enjoyable self-nurturing activities may all be helpful. Some women try to treat their menopause symptoms with over-the-counter products such as St. John’s Wort, Ginseng, Kava or vitamin B6.

4.  Trouble Falling Asleep

Keep bedroom light, noise, and temperature at a comfortable level — dark, quiet, and cool are conditions that support sleep.

Establish a regular sleep schedule and sleep routine.

Relax and wind down before sleep by reading a book, aromatherapy, listening to music, or taking a leisurely bath.

Wake up and go to bed at consistent times, even on weekends.

Milk, turkey and peanuts contain tryptophan, which helps the body relax.

A cup of chamomile tea may also do the trick.

Avoid caffeine and alcohol late in the day.

Use the bedroom only for sleep and sex.

5.  Night Sweats

To get relief from night sweats (hot flashes that occur during sleep), try different strategies to stay cool while you sleep:

  • Cool down with an electric fan.
  • Dress in light nightclothes.
  • Sip cool water throughout the night.
  • Use layered bedding that can easily be removed during the night.
  • Keep a frozen cold pack under your pillow and turn over the pillow often so that your head is always resting on a cool surface, or put a cold pack on your feet.

6.  Sexual Discomfort

Menopause contributes to sexual function changes through the decreases in ovarian hormone production and may lead to vaginal dryness and a decline in sexual function. To counteract these changes, try:

Natural Vaginal lubricants: Available without a prescription, these products decrease friction and ease intercourse when the vagina is dry. Only water-soluble products should be used because oil-based products such as vaseline may actually increase irritation. Only products designed for the vagina should be used; avoid hand creams and lotions containing alcohol and perfumes, which may irritate tender tissue.

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2 Comments

  1. Gordana Sretenović

    I am 50, so this post is really relevant to me. It is excellent written with short and clear explanation. I have recognized some of the symptoms because I am facing them at this moment. As if you wrote just for me. I like all that comes from nature and I think it can help a lot.I’ll try to apply some of this natural remedies. Thanks a lot!

    • Angela

      I am so glad that this helps. I am actually in the same boat. I guess that is why I was able to put it on paper. These have actually made me feel a whole lot better. Thank you so much for your kind words. Let me know if you find any other tricks that help! I would love to know.

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