Menopause can cause a variety of symptoms that can cause disruptions in physical comfort, mood and sexual health. These disruptions can often put a strain on a relationship, and the husband may not always understand that this is a passing phase that will soon be over and return his loving wife to her former good grace. Follow these tips to keep your relationship on an even keel during these times.
Losing body weight can help to relieve some menopause symptoms and will keep you looking fit and sexy for your partner. Avoid extreme diets. Stick with healthy foods that hare high in vitamins and antioxidants and low in fat. Reduce your consumption of red meat and processed foods.
Mood swings can be a disturbing facet of menopausal symptoms. Avoid overbooking your schedule to prevent feeling overwhelmed. Get regular exercise and eat right to stabilize your moods. Go the extra mile with your partner in communicating your feelings and apologize frequently when necessary.
The memory lapses that often occur with menopause can be frustrating for you and for those who live with you. Get organized with lists and schedules. Pare down activities until you feel more in control. Eat a good diet and get a sufficient amount of sleep. If these lapses begin to get in the way of normal activities, talk to your doctor.
Women can often become tense from busy schedules combined with dealing with menopause symptoms. Forego some activities and take time to do something fun with your partner. Go for a bike ride or enjoy a play. Make the time together special to neutralize any tension that may occur.
Light stretching, yoga or Pilates before bed will keep you in shape and help to prevent sleep problems that are often associated with menopause. It will help both you and your partner to sleep better during the night.
Hot flashes and night sweats can make sleeping difficult, but it';s important to keep bedtime an oasis for closeness and intimacy. You can help to stay comfortable during the night with an innovative product called a Twovet. The word comes from the combination of "two" and "duvet." This bed cover is designed with a cool side and a warmer side, to provide comfort for both of you during the trying time of menopause with its wild temperature swings.
Hormone replacement therapy can effectively treat symptoms to keep both your temperature regulation and your mood in check. However, not all women should take hormones for menopause problems. Antidepressants, anti-convulsive medications and high blood pressure drugs are often prescribed to reduce menopause symptoms.