You must have heard about different kinds of post menopause supplements on the news, such as magnesium and black cohosh. In fact, there are so many of them nowadays, that it can be quite hard to keep track of all of them. However, have you asked your doctor which of these supplements would be best for you?
Well, my doctor personally recommends vitamin D and fish oil supplements. I never actually knew that these kinds of supplements existed for post-menopausal women, but they have made quite a difference in my life so far - that's for sure.
What kind of supplements do you take?
Herbal menopause remedies happen to be great alternatives to other more serious treatments, like hormone therapy, but it can be quite hard to decide which ones to choose.
Generally speaking, though, the most common ones are the herbs that have phytoestrogens in them, like soy or black cohosh. However, you need to remember that you might have to use various herbs at different stages of your menopausal years or according to your personal situation. Sometimes, you might even have to use herbal combinations. So, before you embark on a herbal shopping spree, make sure you do your research on menopausal herbs first.
If you have to deal with menopause and hot flashes on a daily basis, then you need to learn how to do so in a silent and calm manner. So, if you suddenly get greeted by a hot flash bout from hell without prior warning, just follow these easy steps.
Firstly, do a quick clothing adjustment if possible and tie up your hair with a trusty hair tie. Then, inch yourself forward so that you don't touch any uncomfortable surfaces and just breathe deeply through your nose.
If you do all of these things without a hint of panic in your eyes, no one will even notice that you went through a hot flash bout - or are going through menopause at the moment. Brilliant, huh?
Aside from being a completely natural stage of life, menopause also seems to be a major cash cow when it comes to the pharmaceutical industry nowadays. In fact, there is a new pill - not mentioning any names now - that is waiting to become FDA-approved as we speak.
Apparently, it is an anti-depressant that is meant to help menopausal women deal with their hot flashes. I may be hormone-happy, but are they saying that menopausal symptoms are actually linked to depressive symptoms? I don't know about you, but I'd definitely think twice before taking anti-depressants for my hot flash bouts, that's for sure. Who's with me?