(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Menopause is a natural biological process. It has been said to be the book end to puberty, but the symptoms can be unbearable. We have some tips that could help you reduce some of those symptoms.
It's sneaky, and when it hits you…
“Girl, it's like being in a sauna!” explains Georgette Robinson, who is going through menopause.
It's been called many names.
“I call it the beast,” says Georgette.
What are these women talking about? Menopause and hot flashes go hand and hand. It is important to watch out for hot flash triggers.
“What is a hot flash trigger? Caffeine,” menopause sufferer Staness Jonekos tells Ivanhoe.
Alcohol is another one, but exercise can reduce hot flashes and mood swings.
“When you get older, whether it's menopause or not, you have to start exercising more,” says Jonekos.
Also, eat yams. Yams not only fight menopause but they also help jump start your metabolism and help you lose weight.
The average age for women to go through menopause is 51, but some women start before the age of 40. This is called “premature menopause” or “premature ovarian failure.” Women who enter menopause early can have symptoms similar to those of regular menopause. Women who are going through early menopause and want to have children should talk to their doctor about their options.