Menopause brings with itself some common problems and this video will teach you what to do during the menopause. Some common tips to combat the troubles during the menopause are described here.
Today, I am going to give you some tips about how to beat the menopause. During the menopause, some of the commonest symptoms that people have are hot flushes, vaginal dryness and weight gain. But there are some common tips you can try to combat these.
Step one, for hot flushes, simple things such as wearing layers which you can take off when you get a hot flush, it is really important to remember. In addition, cold showers and carrying around a hand fan can be very, very useful. The things that trigger hot flushes can sometimes be the things that we don't necessarily expect, such as alcohol and even caffeine, so avoiding these can be helpful.
Step two, tips to control vaginal dryness. As estrogen levels dip with menopause, the vagina naturally becomes dried up. That can make the vagina very itchy or dry or that can make sex very painful.
I mean, ironically, sex will actually help keep the vagina lubricated, so it's a bit of a catch 22. Therefore, before having sex, try to use a natural lubricating jelly, KY jelly, something like that, even vitamin E, or cocoa butter oil or wheat germ can help. If you had any like of non-prescription remedies, then see your GP because they can actually prescribe some topical estrogen creams that can help with this.
Step three, tips to control weight gain during the menopause. After menopause, a lot of women find that they put weight on around their midsection, that's due to the change of hormone profile. In addition, attention to diet is really important at this time because risk factors of heart disease and osteoporosis increase with the menopause.
Bearing that in mind, what you can do, where the first thing to say is you can try to avoid fatty foods, eating plenty of lean proteins and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables is going to be the key. Really important at this time is to eat fiber during the day. To fight against osteoporosis, calcium and vitamin D is very important to get into the diet.
Women should be having 400 to 600 units of vitamin D a day and that you can find in canned fish and dairy products such as milk. And these are some tips to combat the menopause. .