Marriage is all about give and take. Like it or not, you're moving past your prime and your wife have got into menopause. You love your wife, but sometimes it is difficult to cope with all the hormonal fluctuations that she is going through during menopause. There is no book with the answers, but learning how to deal with your wife's hot flashes during menopause is possible.
Step 1: Accept menopause
The first step to resolving any issues is to accept that it is happening. Menopause is a major event in a woman's life — not always a pleasant one.
Step 2: Understand what hot flashes are
In order for you to help your wife, you have to understand what she is going through. Knowledge is power — the power to make informed decisions. It is integral that both of you understand hot flashes during menopause to find a solution.
In a nutshell, what they are is a sudden intense heat sensation that affects the whole body after it disrupts the motor and vascular functions. The duration, severity, and frequency of the problem differ from woman to woman , but it affects around 85% of the female population during menopause.
Step 3: Find out how to treat hot flashes
Once you understand it, you need to treat hot flashes. There are many triggers like: warm environments, fireplaces, stress, hot and spicy food, coffee, smoking, alcohol consumption, and high blood sugar levels. By planning a diet rich in vitamins and fruits alongside an exercise plan you can keep your body healthy. This should prevent the chances of hot flashes occurring.
Step 4: Encourage her to undertake lifestyle changes
Encourage her to make changes to her diet, but try not to be stubborn because you can add this to the irritability of menopause she may experience
Step 5: Continue showing affection
It's not only a change in physiology, but also a strain on the relationship. Don't let a low sex drive and lack of attention from your wife make you feel inadequate. Instead, be positive, communicate with her, make time for the two of you and love her like you have done your whole life.
Remember, menopause is a natural stage of life. Try to be informed and supportive so that together you will solve this issue. As always, there is more that you can read about hot flashes. Click on the links below to find out more about hot flashes and how to treat it properly.
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