If you’re going through menopause and would like to avoid hormones, there are many things that may help. Here are some suggestions for how to deal with the problems that I call The Big Three:
1. Hot Flashes
Two-thirds of menopausal women suffer from hot flashes, and 20 percent find them insufferable.
Hot flashes actually make you feel like you are burning from the inside out. You can soak your shirt in the blink of an eye. This can be quite embarrassing and downright uncomfortable. What to do? Here are some suggestions.
Try these tips if you are having difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep:
3. Weight gain
At menopause, women start to lose muscle at a precipitous rate. This, along with slowing metabolism, can contribute to weight gain. However, this doesn’t mean weight gain is inevitable. Here’s my advice:
Menopause can be very manageable without hormones. The key is to eat well, exercise and find a physician who can work with you in partnership to help relieve your symptoms. And remember,
“There is no more creative force in the world than the menopausal woman with zest.”
-- Margaret Mead
Here’s to more zest!
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