First, you notice some changes in your menstrual cycle. You're bleeding less and your period is a day or two shorter than normal. Then you begin to experience moments of intense heat and sweating that come and go quickly and unexpectedly. You're on the threshold of a new phase in your life. You're beginning menopause, the cessation of the menstrual cycle.

Every woman has heard menopausal horror stories -- everything from weight gain and loss of sex drive to thinning hair. Relax. Most of what you heard isn't true, and, for the menopause symptoms you do experience, there are some preventative steps you can take. In this article, we will offer you some home remedies for menopause, including:
  • Home Remedies for Menopausal Hot Flashes

    Hot flashes are probably the most common complaint from women who are going through menopause. Hot flashes occur when blood vessels expand, causing the temperature of the body to rise. On this page, we will offer some home remedies for dealing with hot flashes. Our recommendations will range from the simple -- dress in light clothing -- to identifying and avoiding your hot-flash triggers.

  • Home Remedies for Menopausal Sleep Disorders

    Many women who are experiencing menopause report that they have difficulty getting a good night's sleep. This could be partly due to the discomfort of hot flashes, but studies have shown that the changes of menopause also interfere with the area of the brain that controls sleep. In this section, we will show you some practical steps you can take at home to ensure you sleep through the night. We will offer you some advice if you need to seek professional help.

  • Home Remedies Menopausal Bladder Problems

    Menopause can cause drastic changes in your urinary system. As the levels of estrogen in your body begin to fall, the walls of the bladder begin to thin and need to urinate might increase. Other women complain of frequent urinary tract infections or problems with intercourse. On this page, we will provide you with some helpful tips to keep you and your bladder healthy.

  • Home Remedies for Menopausal Sexual Dysfunction

    Similar to the changes that occur in the bladder, menopause can also cause changes to the vagina. The membranes around the vagina become thinner and drier, sometime making sexual intercourse difficult. On this page, we will give you some tips to maintain a healthy sex life.

  • Home Remedies for Menopausal Birth Control Issues

    Most women assume that once they begin menopause they do not have to continue to worry about birth control. Because ovulation can be so erratic as a women approaches menopause, it is not uncommon to miss one or several periods. As a result, some women might suspect they have entered menopause and cease taking birth control when it still quite possible that they could become pregnant. Even worse, unexpected pregnancies later in life can be quite dangerous. In this section, we give you some home remedies to deal with this problem.

  • Home Remedies Menopausal Body Image Issues

    While most of the changes stemming from menopause are internal or undetectable to the naked eye, there are some physical changes that also accompany this time. Your skin, hair, and nails may all need special attention as you approach menopause. On this page, we will give you some tips to keep you looking your best.

  • Home Remedies for Menopausal Depression

    All of the major changes we have described in this article can add up to take a severe mental toll on a woman. It is not uncommon slip into a minor or major depression during the menopausal years. In this section, we will help you stay positive while you're going through menopause. We will tell you how to find a professional that is right for you, as well as some general tips for teasing out the silver lining.
For information on the topics covered in this article, try the following links:
  • To see all of our home remedies, visit our main Home Remedies page.
  • Menopause that befalls women in their forties or fifties, and causes such unpleasant symptoms as hot flashes and insomnia. Learn how to alleviate these conditions in Herbal Remedies for Menopause.
  • To learn more about menopause and how it affects the body, read How Menopause Works.
  • Osteoporosis is another common ailment that develops in later years. To learn how to cope with this condition, read Home Remedies for Osteoporosis.
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