There are many physical and mental challenges a woman goes through during menopause. A lot of the symptoms are a result of the domino effect of one symptom leading to other symptoms.
The top 15 symptoms of menopause, include hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings.
Below is the detailed list explaining the physical and mental symptoms of menopause and what you can do to manage them
A woman experiencing hot flashes feels as though her face, neck and chest are on burning/ heat in those regions of the body
Sweating profusely – especially on the upper body
Red blotchy skin
Heart beating faster than normal
Feeling cold suddenly after the temperature subsides
The root cause of hot flashes has not been understood completely. But it is known to be caused by hormonal imbalance. Hormones are required to control the body’s temperature control system/ thermostat.
Imbalance of hormones = Imbalance of body temperature.
Manage hot flashes:
Dressing in layers- You take off and put back on to feel comfortable at different environment temperatures
Avoiding caffeine, spicy food and alcohol
Practice deep breathing
Sleep disruptions are common among women going through menopause. Lack of proper rest can make one feel exhausted, irritable and moody.
Hot flashes can reduce the quality and quantity of sleep too.
Manage insomnia by:
Sleeping in a cool, dark and well-ventilated bedroom