Menopausal women often feel as though they are alone in their plight and as a spouse, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to help. Of course, there is! In fact, there are 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO to help the woman in your life.
During this period of their lives menopausal women often have difficulty with warm or stuffy rooms because of a miserable symptom known as hot flashes, so let her set the temperature of the thermostat in your home to allow for her maximum comfort during this very uncomfortable symptom. Continue reading "10 Ways Spouses Can Support Menopausal Women"
There are many myths about menopause that sometimes aggravate the fear and stress women feel as they approach this time in their lives. Let’s review the most common menopause myths and blast them with real facts.
Menopause always begins at 50 is a myth, the truth is that a woman can go through menopause as early as in her 30s or as late as in the 60s. Symptoms can occur many years prior to the cessation of periods so that things like fatigue, mood swings, irritability, hot flashes, night sweats and weight gain can happen while you are still having periods. Continue reading "Myths About Menopause"
Fluctuating hormones are the source of menopause related mood swings and other emotional turmoil seen in perimenopause and menopause and include severe changes in mood, feelings of sadness or tearfulness, irritability, aggressiveness, anxiety and fatigue.
Menopausal hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause, affecting almost 80% of women. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that simple changes to your diet can bring relief. The study spanned nine years and researchers found that a woman’s likelihood of experiencing hot flashes dropped by 20% when they included these foods in their diets. Continue reading "10 Foods That Relieve Menopausal Hot Flashes"