Care recipient (cr) is going through menopause and is experiencing a lot of symptoms like hot flashes

Try: Avoid caffeine alcohol and spicy foods dress lightly and in layers eat soy foods get adequate calcium and vitamin d in food and or supplements get plenty of exercise perform kegel exercises daily to strengthen the muscles of your vagina and pelvis practice slow deep breathing whenever a hot flash starts to come on try taking six breaths per minute remain sexually active try relaxation techniques such as yoga tai chi or meditation use water-based lubricants during sexual intercourse

Materials: Foods with calcium and vitamin d calcium and vitamin d supplements water-based vaginal lubricants

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Sexuality Intimacy, Female

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References: Adapted from belinda rowland and teresa g odle 2005 menopause available at

Keywords: Menopause hot flashes going through the change sleeplessness mood swings irritable depression anxiety

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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