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My goal with my first few posts
on this site is to go through the major symptoms of menopause and discuss
strategies for coping with each one, strategies that I've used or that others
have used effectively. Since my last post, I've heard from others about
something I said earlier that can be amended in the most positive way!
Hot flashes and night sweats are
often the MOST uncomfortable part of menopause. I suggested investing in
yourself a little bit by reviewing what you sleep in and your bed linens,
getting away from sticky polyester and opting for cool, comfortable cotton. But
I've found something better! American business ingenuity is really amazing, and
a bunch of companies have figured out that a huge market exists among women who
are in peri-menopause (sort of like pre-menopause) and in full-blown menopause.
They've adapted a technology that's been popular in the active outdoor arena
for many years: moisture-wicking apparel. These companies are marketing
sleepwear and un...
Are you experiencing hot flashes or night sweats in conjunction during your menopausal transition? If so, you may be interested in two new studies that look at these symptoms in relation to relaxation techniques and anti-depressants.
Hot Flashes and Applied Relaxation Techniques
A study out of Sweden added to the literature that suggests that the use of relaxation method can ease hot flashes in women who have gone through menopause. The study involved 60 healthy women who were randomly assigned to two groups over a three-month period. Most of these women were 50 years old and above and had not had their menstrual period for a year or more. However, they all were still experienced hot flashes and night sweats.
The first group was taught to use techniques from applied relaxation method, which were developed in Sweden in the 1980s and is based on cognitive behavioral therapy. These techniques included focused breathing and easing muscle tensions prior to and during hot flashes. The other...
Frequent urination means needing to urinate more often than usual. Urgent urination is a sudden, compelling urge to urinate, along with discomfort in your bladder.
A frequent need to urinate at night is called nocturia . Most people can sleep for 6 to 8 hours without having to urinate. Middle aged and older men often wake to urinate once in the early morning hours.
Urgent urination; Urinary frequency or urgency
Together, frequent and urgent urination are classic signs of a urinary tract infection .
Diabetes, pregnancy, and prostate problems are other common causes of these symptoms.
Other causes include:
Medicines such as diuretics
Overactive bladder syndrome
(infection of the prostate gland)
Stroke and other brain or nervous system diseases
Tumor or mass in th...
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