Home Remedies to Manage Menopausal Symptoms

Menopause is a normal physiological process. Every woman has to face it. It is the end of their fertile period and menstrual cycle. But although menopause is a natural physiological process it is accompanied with symptoms that make the life of a female miserable. But to cope with it and to bring back your life to track here we have effective home remedies to relieve menopausal symptoms.

Home Remedies to Manage Menopausal Symptoms

Home Remedies to Manage Menopausal Symptoms

What is Menopause

Menopause may be defined as a biological decline in reproductive hormones. It usually happens after the age of 40s or 50s. But it may begin early due to poor diet, certain diseases, and surgical removal of the ovaries. Menopause may also be late and may end in early 60’s for some women. Menopause is not a problem that appears overnight, the but it is a gradual process. A woman is said to enter menopause only if there is an absence of menstruation for more than 12 months.

What are the Symptoms of Menopause

Although the symptoms of menopause vary from female to female, but a few common symptoms are fatigue, hot flashes, stress, depression, urinary incontinence, mood swings, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness, and itching. Women may also have to face abnormal vaginal bleeding and urinary disturbances. A little complication of menopause includes heart diseases and osteoporosis.

the Symptoms of Menopause

the Symptoms of Menopause

Why Menopause Happens

You can say that menopause is a part of the aging process.

Under the influence of follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone are released by the pituitary gland ovaries release the egg every month . Also, it secretes female sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Both the hormones act on the prepared womb lining and prepare the uterus ready for the conception if in the case egg gets fertilized. In the absence of fertilization womb lining sheds and is termed as “periods”.

But with age, the number of eggs in the ovary gradually depletes and there is a rise in the levels of FSH and LH. Also, there is decrease estrogen level. The hormonal changes result in menstrual cessation and fertility. The symptoms of menopause are due to the decreased level of circulating estrogen

If the ovaries are removed this condition is known as surgical menopause and may result in severe menopausal symptoms due to sudden hormonal imbalance.

Management of Menopausal Symptoms

Menopause is a natural process and thus cannot be included in disease category. All women have to enter this phase. In fact, delayed menopause becomes a matter of concern. Still to manage the symptoms of menopause and to prevent complications. Management is customized for each and every female and is directed to minimize discomfort and distress.

Let us see how can we manage the symptoms of menopause naturally.

Ways to Manage Hot Flashes

To manage hot flashes make sure you dress in layers so that you can remove a few covering when hot flashes start, avoid spicy, sugary food, quit smoking alcohol and minimize the intake of caffeine. Avoid stress and for this practice breathing exercises, yoga or meditation. Try to avoid hot places. Better use a fan in your workplace and home.

Manage Hot Flashes

Manage Hot Flashes

Whenever you experience hot flashes start deep breathing. If you have pre-menopausal hot flashes and you have periods your doctor may prescribe you birth control pills. Some women also find menopausal hormone therapy working wonders to manage their symptoms. 

How to Manage Vaginal Dryness

You can use water-based vaginal lubricants that re available over the counter. Intake of estrogen rich foods such as flaxseeds, Alfa-alfalfa sprouts, dry fruits, beans, peas, and chickpeas may help. Drink lots of water. You may apply coconut oil. Aloe vera and olive oil may also help. Do not use soap to wash vaginal area and avoid spermicidal condoms.

How to Manage Sleep Problems

Try to be active, but avoid exercising close to your sleeping time. Do not take large meals at night, avoid smoking, alcohol, and caffeine. Better avoids naps during day time. Keep your bedroom cool, dark and quiet. Follow a fix sleep routine. Try to have dinner 2 hours before sleeping time. Try reading if you can’t sleep. Take a bath before sleeping.

Manage Sleep Problems

Manage Sleep Problems

How to Manage Mood Swings

Keep stress at bat by practicing yoga and meditation. Have a proper sleep routine. Avoid any kind of addiction. Meet a counselor if you suffer from depression.

How to Manage Urinary Incontinence

Your doctor will prescribe you certain medicines. Behavioral changes, medicines, and certain devices to manage urinary incontinence.

How to Prevent Osteoporosis

The low level of estrogen hormone during menopause leads to bone loss and may result in osteoporosis. To prevent this, eat foods rich in calcium and vitamin D, for example, milk products and spinach, Also have a sun bath. Consult your doctor for vitamin D supplements. Also, practice weight-bearing exercises such as climbing stairs and walking.

Prevent Osteoporosis

Prevent Osteoporosis

Besides this, to keep heart diseases at bay quit smoking, eat healthily and exercise daily for 30 to 45 minutes.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.