Menopause is something that so many of us joke about, but it’s actually a very life-changing thing that women go through. It can start as early as age 35 and continue through the 50s.
During menopause, a woman’s body is making a lot of changes. Hot flashes are probably the first thing that comes to mind when we think of menopause. But night sweats, sleeping problems, and stress are all other common symptoms.
Some women experience a lot of symptoms, and others barely experience any at all.
From talking to many women about menopause, the one thing I find that helps when going through the changes is having a friend to talk to it about. Going through menopause with a friend is far less scary. So if you’ve been keeping it to yourself, consider opening up to a close friend or sister.
To battle those night sweats, try cold pillows that are on the market. They act like ice packs all night and will keep you cool. The most popular is known as the Chillow.
Research shows that hot beverages, spicy foods, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol can all cause hot flashes. Avoid these things and make sure you always wear layers so that when you have a hot flash you can easily slip off a layer or two and cool off quickly.
To reduce stress, which also causes symptoms of menopause, take a few minutes each day to take 10 slow, deep breaths. Breathe through your belly and feel the anxieties of the day drop away.
Regular exercise, getting enough sleep, and eating soy-based foods are also ways to combat menopausal symptoms.
In addition, be sure to try ItWorks Estro-Rhythm to naturally relieve the symptoms and get you rhythm back!
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