Managing menopause symptoms, from hot flushes to low moods

Menopause affects all women, with most having symptoms for five to ten years.1 It’s a natural process in life women go through and typically begins at the age of 51, however symptoms can be severe and distressing – the good thing is there are plenty of treatments available.

How to manage menopause symptoms

Non-hormonal drug treatments, for example herbal as well as other non-hormonal prescription alternatives are available – speak to your GP about what may be a suitable option for you.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can be effective in relieving the symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. Whilst HRT has been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing some diseases such as osteoporosis and heart disease, it can increase chances of others. Speak with your GP to determine the best options for you.

Other treatment options in addition to prescribed medications, for example, herbal supplements as well as cognitive therapies may alleviate symptoms.

Consult your doctor if you’re experiencing menopause symptoms to discuss suitable treatment.

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Top tips for managing night sweats and hot flushes

  • Avoiding personal triggers, for example: spicy foods, hot directs and stressful situations.
  • Hypnosis and acupuncture treatments.
  • Wearing breathable clothing.

 

Reference: The Royal Hospital Victoria Australia. Women’s Managing Menopause.