Menopause Symptoms and Treatments

What are the symptoms?

  • Lighter or heavier periods. Your menstrual cycle may be longer or shorter. You may skip periods.
  • Hot flashes. You may have a sudden feeling of intense body heat. You may sweat, and your head, and chest may get Along with hot flashes, you may have a heartbeat cases you might or not regular. You may also feel anxious feel panic fast or that’s grouchy.
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Mood swings or feeling grouchy, depressed, or worried.
  • Problems with remembering or thinking clearly
  • Vaginal dryness.

Some women have only a few mild symptoms. others have severe symptoms that disrupt their sleep and daily lives. Symptoms tend to last or get worse the first year or after time, hormones even out at low levels. Many symptoms improve or go away. But some women may have symptoms that don’t go away.

How are menopause symptoms treated?

If you have mild symptoms, you may get some relief if you eat healthy foods, have mild choose to take medicines if they exercise, and lower your stress. Some women choose to take medicines if they have severe symptoms that aren’t helped by making changes to their lifestyle.

Lifestyle changes

  • Choose a heart-healthy diet that is low in saturated fat. It should include plenty of fish, fruits, vegetables, beans, and high-fiber grains and breads. Be d vitamin D to help your bones stay strong. Low-fat or nonfat dairy products are a great source of calcium keep
  • Get regular exercise. Exercise can help you manage your weight, your heart and bones strong, and lift your mood and These things can make symptoms
  • Limit caffeine, alcohol , and stress. These things can make symptoms worse. Limiting them may help you sleep better.
  • If you smoke, stop. Quitting smoking can reduce hot flashes and long-term health risks

Medicines

  • If your symptoms are severe, talk with your doctor. You may want to try symptoms prescription medicines, such as:
  • Low-dose birth control pills before menopause
  • Low-dose hormone therapy (HT) after menopause
  • Antidepressants
  • A medicine called clonidine (Catapres) that is usually used to treat high blood pressure

All medicines for menopause symptoms have possible risks or side effects. A very small number of women develop serious health problems when taking hormone therapy. Be sure to talk to your doctor about your possible health risks before you start a treatment for menopause symptoms.

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