Health Tip: Coping With Menopausal Symptoms

-- Many women don't require special treatment for menopausal symptoms, the National Women's Health Information Center says.

The agency says some women may be helped by the following suggestions:

  • Keep cool by avoiding spicy foods and hot beverages, caffeine, stress and being in warm temperatures.
  • Use a vaginal lubricant to treat dryness.
  • Get plenty of exercise (but not too close to bedtime).
  • Eat a healthy diet, avoiding junk food.
  • Get plenty of rest. Keep your bedroom dark, quiet and cool, and avoid a daytime nap.

Posted: December 2009


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