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Supporting Your Wife Through Menopause Treatments

Supporting Your Wife Through Menopause Treatments

When you recited your marriage vows to your wife, one of the things you promised was to be with her “in sickness and in health”. While menopause is not so much a sickness as it is a major female life transition, it is nevertheless important for you to do whatever you can to support your wife through this challenging time. But what exactly can you do to help her? Read on to find out.

How Do Menopause Treatments Work?

In order to support your wife during menopause, you first need to have a basic understanding of what causes menopause and how menopause treatments work. During this life transition, the female body begins to slow production of hormones like estrogen and progesterone to prepare for the end of fertility. This drastic drop in hormone production can cause women to experience a range of uncomfortable symptoms, from hot flashes and night sweats to mood swings and low libido.

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The goal of all menopause treatments is to curb symptoms by restoring hormone balance. Herbs for menopause introduce plant-based estrogens into the female body or encourage production of natural hormones, while hormone therapies introduce synthetic hormones into the body.

How to Help Your Wife during Menopause?

Choosing a treatment can be a stressful process. Here are some steps that you can follow in order to help your wife through menopause.

Read up on menopause

There's a lot of menopause literature available on the internet. Take some time out of your work day to do some reading on popular menopause treatments — hormone replacement therapy, bioidentical hormones, and herb supplements like black cohosh or Macafem — so that you can contribute something to the discussion at home.

Schedule a doctor's appointment

Once you and your wife have a solid understanding of available treatments, it's time to visit a healthcare professional. Make sure your wife knows you're there to support her, even if you just end up sitting in the waiting room.

Do your chores

One way to help reduce your wife's stress is to half the household chores in the most beneficial fashion. For example, if your wife is experiencing hot flashes, then make the cooking one of your jobs so she's not exposed to hot appliances like the stove or the oven, which can cause hot flashes to flare up.

Plan a special night

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The best way to let your wife know you care is to do something special for her, whether that is a night out on the town or breakfast in bed. Showing your love for her may help curb some of the emotional symptoms associated with menopause, such as mood swings, irritability, and anxiety.

Now that you know a little more about menopause, it's time to take action. Begin the process by clicking here to learn more about treatments for menopause.

Menopause Symptoms and Age

Your age can greatly influence how your body reacts to menopause symptoms. Keep reading to find the relationship between age and menopause.

What Causes Late Menopause?

Click here to learn how late menopause changes the risk of developing some conditions.

Home Remedies for Menopause

Every woman going through menopause can remember when her symptoms got the best of her. However, there are many remedies for menopause symptoms.

Sources:
  • BMJ Group. "Menopause: What is it?" Patient Leaflet. 2007.
  • Hopkins, Virginia. Lee, John R. M.D. What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause. New York: Warner Books Inc., 1996.
  • Love, Susan M.D. Menopause and Hormone Book. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2003.
  • Martin, Raquel. The Estrogen Alternative. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2000.