Menopause is a natural process that happens to every woman, normally between the ages of 45 and 55. It occurs when the ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone leading to the end of monthly menstrual cycle. It means the end of a woman's reproductive years, just as the first menstrual period means the start. Causes of Menopausal problems
It is, a normal biological shift in mid to late 30’s, when estrogen and progesterone levels decline gradually.
Women who have never had children and smokers reach menopause earlier.
In women whose uterus and ovaries have been removed experience more severe symptoms.
Symptoms of Menopause
Loss of libido
Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom
Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
Disturbing memory lapses
Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence (see note)
Itchy, crawly skin
Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons
Tips to help manage menopause
Here are some tips to help manage menopause and sleep problems associated with it:
Avoid substances like caffeine, alcohol and nicotine, especially before bedtime
Choose foods that are low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol
Eat smaller meals, more often
Make sure you get enough calcium and Vitamin D
Reduce anxiety and stress by learning relaxation techniques (try guided relaxation audio)
Maintain bedtime and waking schedules to promote better sleep routines
Get some exercise
Keep cool. Dress in layers so that you can remove clothing when hot flashes come Natural Remedies for Menopausal problems
Loss of sexual desire can cause vaginal-dryness, which makes intercourse painful. Vaginal creams that are water-soluble can alleviate pain.
Soybean and soybean product tofu, is found effective against hot flashes.
Hot- Flash is caused by alcoholic beverages and highly spiced foods.
Wear porous fabric like cotton and when a flash begins drink a glass of cold water or juice.
Exercising regularly helps you to sleep better and to ease hot flashes.
Hot flashes are worst at menopause, and gradually subside within 3-5 years, so be patient.
Keep your bedroom cool and sleep on cotton sheets.
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- Guest 8 years agoI'm much too young to be going through the menopause, but I've been diagnosed with anxiety disorder and I can relate with many of these symptoms such as hot flashed and inexplicable dizziness. I've already talked with a doctor but he told me that anxiety is the single cause of my problems. I've also found this online anxiety test and the results also indicate I'm having severe anxiety problems. I'm not really sure what to do next....