Ways to Control your Menopause Symptoms
Menopause can be extremely challenging and difficult to cope with. While there’s certainly a light at the end of the tunnel – the end of menstrual periods – there are still many different factors that can arise and make it harder to get through each day leading up to the end of “The Change”. Symptoms that you may face include:
- Night Sweats
- Hot Flashes
- Weight Gain
- Trouble Concentrating
- Mood Swings
- And More
No two women experience menopause the same way, and while one may have a mild, trouble-free experience others may feel like nature is torturing them. As a result, understanding how to control menopause is a good idea.
There’s no surefire way to control menopause outright. If there was, nobody would really ever complain about going through it. And just as nobody experiences The Change in the same way as someone else, no two solutions for controlling the symptoms of menopause will work the same way for each person. In short, you may have to experiment with different options in order to find the one that works best for you.
With that said, here are a few tips that can help you reign in your menopause symptoms.
- Eat Right – Diet really does have an effect on virtually every part of your life, and that includes your menopause symptoms. A health, balanced diet can help the body control the different issues arising. And eating soy based foods like soy milk, tofu, and tempeh could help regulate hormonal imbalances since soy isoflavonoids function much like estrogen.
- Use Herbs – Herbal remedies have gotten a lot of attention over the last few years, and in the case of menopause they can really help in a big way. Things like black cohosh, wild yam, chaste berry, and red clover all contain chemicals that mimic estrogen and as a result could help balance hormonal levels in the body and prevent menopausal symptoms from occurring.
- Avoid Hot Flash Triggers – You need to know what hot flashes triggers are and then avoid them outright to help reduce their occurrence. Triggers include spicy foods, warm beverages, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, tight and restrictive clothing, warm environments, and heavy blankets on your bed. Wearing light pajamas and keeping your bedroom cool at night will help reduce night sweats as well.
- Exercise – Getting off the couch can be hard, especially when fatigue is a major symptom of menopause. But it can actually reduce overall fatigue levels and help you combat insomnia when you’re experiencing it.
These are just some of the basic, natural options for reducing menopause symptoms. While last resorts like hormone replacement therapy, natural menopause supplements are out there for those who can’t find relief any other way, most women find that these easy steps are highly effective at helping them control menopause. Try each of them to see which ones work for you, and you may get the kind of relief that you need as well.