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Apr 2014

Natural Remedies for Menopause

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Currently menopause has no cure so the best women can do is look for menopause remedies. Fortunately, there are plenty of menopause remedies out there for women. When looking for natural remedies for menopause there is one overarching principle to keep in mind: menopause symptoms are not usually dangerous so the name of the game is about feeling better. Of course there are exceptions, but of the common symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness) the only potentially dangerous symptom is mood swings because it can lead to depression in which case you should consult a doctor. Also, menopause symptoms generally pass as your body gets used to the hormone changes.

Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause. Hot flashes are brief sensations of heat usually in the face or upper body that last from 30 seconds to a minute or two. Two very easy and simple remedies for hot flashes are a handheld fan and a spray bottle. A handheld fan is a surprisingly effective and simple remedy because you can use it to cool off the area that is bothering you the most. Also, because it is a small, a handheld fan can be taken with you anywhere you go. A spray bottle is another good solution, particularly at home (it might look a bit odd to your coworkers if you are spraying yourself on the neck in the middle of the day). The spray bottle can be even more effective if you put a few mint leaves inside as it adds to the cooling effect. Dressing in layers can also be helpful because when a hot flash occurs you can take off the layer put it back on when the hot flash subsides. Sometimes, drinking a cold drink when during the onset of a hot flash can also help

There are other remedies for hot flashes that can actually help prevent them instead of making them more bearable. One of the big ones is diet. Certain foods are prone to inducing hot flashes. These include spicy foods, foods with caffeine, and foods with alcohol. Surprisingly, a warm beverage like tea can actually induce a hot flash but increasing your body temperature which in turn makes your body more prone to hot flashes. Smoking is also known to increase hot flashes.

While you may be skeptical about acupuncture, it may be worth a shot as a clinical trial on 53 women shows it may be effective in preventing hot flashes. In fact they actually found that after 10 weeks estrogen levels were significantly higher in the women that were receiving acupuncture as opposed to the placebo.

Night sweats and hot flashes are essentially the same thing. The difference is that night sweats are hot flashes that happen at night and are accompanied by sweating. These can be quite common because estrogen levels tend to drop at night. Night sweats can be generally avoided in some intuitive ways and some not so intuitive. Most people know that hot weather or an over-heated bedroom can cause night sweats, or that having excessive blankets can cause them. However, there are less obvious ways to alleviate them such as not exercising before bedtime or making sure the room you sleep in is not too warm.

Vaginal dryness is a very common problem during menopause. It can cause women to stop having sex which is one of the worst things to do at this critical point in life. In fact, women who have sex in midlife have a much better sex life for the rest of their lives! So what can you do? To begin with, use a trusted brand of over the counter lubricant. If you do not like synthetic lubricants, you can also try coconut oil (but be careful it can wear down a condom). Also, it helps to change the way you have sex. Try more kissing and fondling rather than direct vaginal intercourse.
The last but definitely not least thing you can do is try MenoSupp! MenoSupp helps with all these symptoms and more. You have really nothing to lose as you can send it back at any time for up to 90 days.
We wish you the best with your journey.

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