Annoying Symptoms of Menopause and How to Handle Them
How to Handle Annoying Mood Swings Associated With MenopauseGive yourself permission to own your feelings and to have times that are rough. Sometimes in the middle of an annoying crying spell from menopause, we stop and think that we are losing our minds. We panic because we don't want to be sad and other times we feel self conscious because everything is so hilarious to us. Give yourself permission to have feelings and know that you are not insane.
A natural way to handle the mood swings of menopause is to develop some new coping skills. You can journal daily, take relaxing baths, go for short walks, socialize on the Internet and even use aromatherapy. Getting your mind off of menopause and coping with the different annoying mood swings will greatly help. Chamomille and lavender are great for reducing moods.
How to Handle Annoying Hot Flashes Associated With MenopauseIn many women, annoying hot flashes set in. You know the moments where you would give anything to just completely strip naked and get your body cooled down. The problem with annoying hot flashes is that often they occur at bad places. I was standing in line at the grocery store and suddenly pouring with sweat and flush. Everyone around me gave me weird stares and I felt so self-conscious. I certainly wasn't going to announce that I was having a menopause hot flash. Many women can relate to this scenario when it comes to annoying hot flashes.
One of the most natural methods for handling annoying hot flashes during menopause is to increase your water consumption. Many times we do not get in the full eight glasses of water that we need daily. Water will help to keep the body temperature more steady and actually reduce the number of annoying hot flashes. The recommended dosage of vitamin E and a small amount of primrose oil is believed to also reduce annoying hot flashes.
Annoying Vaginal Dryness and MenopauseAnother annoying symptom of menopause is vaginal dryness. As the estrogen in the body decreases, so does the amount of moisture in this area of the woman's body. A natural way to help with this problem is to increase the amount of vitamin C, beta carotene and selenium that is in the diet. You can get these from the foods that you eat or use a nutritional supplement to help out with the problem.