Coping With Menopause
Before resorting to medications, there's an easier road to relieve menopause symptoms. Lifestyle changes can be effective in reducing the severity of menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. Read on to discover the five surprising foods and drinks to avoid during menopause.
It's advisable to limit any foods that contain high levels of saturated fats, like pies, cookies, muffins, and cakes. Because these are often made with butter, these sweet treats contain high levels of cholesterol. These desserts also contain simple sugars that can exacerbate menopause symptoms.
Most people love a good early morning coffee. However, caffeine-laden drinks can become even more of a problem for menopausal women. If you are prone to hot flashes, caffeine can trigger them and make them more intense. The general recommendation for coffee addicts is moderation. Try to slowly lessen your intake, gradually to a cup a day or less.
A high-sodium diet also entails dangers for women with low estrogen levels. Sodium causes your body to maintain higher fluid levels. This water retention may sound harmless, but it can drive up your blood pressure, place more strain on your heart, and lead to edema and bloating.
Alcohol can lead to many menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats, vaginal dryness, and migraines.
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