The hot weather of the summer season is here, and if you’re dealing with menopause, unfortunately, so are the hot flashes. “The Big Change” is a natural part of the aging process, and every woman will eventually have to go through it.
Even though menopause is unavoidable, its effects can be treated so that you do not have to live your life uncomfortably or not be able to enjoy life as you want to. Read on to learn how to get relief from your menopause symptoms.
What Is Menopause?
As women age, the ovaries begin making less estrogen and progesterone, the sex hormones that regulate menstruation. Generally, women stop having periods and begin menopause in their late 40s or early 50s, with symptoms such as the following lasting several years.
- Night sweats or chills
- Sleep disruption
- Loss of libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Thinning hair and dry skin
How to Treat Your Menopause Symptoms
One of the most uncomfortable menopause symptoms is hot flashes, which can be especially hard to deal with when the weather is scorching as well. Some simple ways to alleviate hot flashes are wearing breathable clothing, minimizing stress, and avoiding consuming too many spicy foods, caffeine, or alcohol. You can also take note of anything that personally makes your hot flashes worse so you can avoid stressors.
In addition to these tips, you can use the following methods to minimize or prevent your other menopause symptoms.
Change Your Diet
Another menopausal change is weakening bones, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. Changing your diet to eat healthful foods and adding sufficient amounts of calcium and vitamin D helps strengthen your bones and can help reduce the risk of hip fractures. Calcium-rich foods include dairy products, leafy greens, tofu, and sardines.
You can also add an effective calcium supplement like our Cal-Mag Plus D, which combines calcium with magnesium and Vitamin D.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Exercise may not specifically treat your menopause symptoms, but it does reduce your overall stress while improving your quality of life. It also helps prevent the weight gain and muscle loss associated with menopause. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that healthy women try to do 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity per week.
Hormonal imbalance from menopause can cause involuntary weight gain, and being overweight leads to an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes. Supplements like our Chito-Slim prevent the body from storing excess fat while helping maintain a healthy weight.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is another option for treating menopause symptoms. These therapies are plant-based hormone treatments that are “bio-identical” to the ones made naturally by the body, preventing the adverse effects that result from taking other synthetic hormones.
Women in menopause often experience low sexual desire and vaginal dryness, worsened by decreasing sex hormones. Fortunately, there are ways to enjoy sex again. Our Testo-Boost Cream for Women improves libido while also enhancing energy and supporting cardiovascular health and memory.
The Ageless & Wellness Team Is On Your Side Through Menopause and Beyond
Menopause symptoms can make it hard to function day to day and experience life the way you want to. But Dr. Randolph’s Ageless and Wellness Center is here to guide you through all of the stages of being a woman. Our comprehensive hormone testing and effective bioidentical hormone replacement therapy options help balance your hormones and kick menopause symptoms to the curb. Contact us today to set up your appointment.