Using the Web to Cool Menopause Symptoms
It happens to the best of us – you’re sitting there, minding your own business, when suddenly it hits. Did someone turn on the heat? Did I leave the oven on? Is anyone else burning up in here?! It takes all your will power not to strip down and stand in front of the freezer until this crazy hot flash subsides.
Hot flashes are one of the lovely side effects of the fluctuation of estrogen in the female body during menopause. They’re completely natural, and nearly every woman going through her change has had them. You can always discuss your hot flashes and any other menopause symptoms you may experience with your doctor, but sometimes it’s nice to search for answers and advice yourself. There are plenty of online resources out there to help you find exactly what you’re looking for to keep cool and breeze through menopause. Here are a few that we found useful:
There are quite a few of women out there brave enough to put their menopause experiences online for all to read about. Scan their blogs until you find one you can relate to. Perhaps someone has a hot flash remedy that you’ve never tried, or a positive outlook on the transition that you admire. Be sure to bookmark it so you can return later to read the newest entries. Our favorites include those found on Blogher, and Menopause – The Blog.
Talking to women who are also going through their change can be very helpful and reassuring. When you register to become part of an online community tailored specifically to women’s health issues, you’ll instantly join an ongoing conversation with thousands of other women who are transitioning through menopause right alongside you. These communities usually provide members with great articles, newsletters and expert advice, too. We suggest you give ThirdAge™ a try.
Online Heath Centers
Credible health information sources are the best places to find the latest news about new remedies, therapies and scientific findings. Videos, articles, quizzes and glossaries will help you understand any aspect of menopause you’d care to look into. We suggest WebMD not just for its unbelievable amount of content, but also for its blogs and community.
Places like Amazon.com have all kinds of books and DVDs on the topics of hot flashes, menopause and aging healthfully. One simple search could bring up the remedy you’ve been looking for, a hormone-balancing yoga session on DVD or a great collection of funny stories from women going through their change.
If while using these resources you happen to find a treatment or remedy that interests you, remember to talk to your doctor about it before you begin.
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