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Water: A Menopause Miracle Treatment
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I want to avoid medications as much as possible. Is there something simple I can do to help with menopause symptoms?
Besides hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
, there’s another wonder treatment that can help with menopause symptoms
. The good news – it’s free and you already have it at home. Water!
Almost every cell in your body needs estrogen
to function properly, and the same is true of your cells and water. When menopause
hits and estrogen decreases, becoming dehydrated
can complicate and even increase symptoms of menopause.
Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
Dehydration can trigger hot flashes
and night sweats
, and the excessive sweating can cause dehydration. It can be a vicious cycle unless you learn to avoid your hot flash triggers
and drink plenty of water
Night sweats, insomnia
, and trips to the bathroom can all keep you from getting a good nights sleep. Your fatigue
can be worsened by dehydrated.
You can blame menopause for brain fog
and fuzzy thinking – somewhat anyway. If you aren’t drinking enough water, however, some of it might be from dehydration.
Hormones affect your moods; you’ve known that since puberty. Mood swings
can also be caused by not enough water in your diet.
Itchy, Dry Skin
Both estrogen and water are needed to keep your skin plump, elastic, and healthy. Combine dehydration with no or low estrogen, and you can be left with dry skin
that has you itching
from head to toe.
Your skin can start to sag and wrinkle
when estrogen decreases during menopause. But did you know dehydration can cause both, too?
Dehydration can lead to inflammation. Interestingly enough, estrogen acts as an anti-inflammatory for your joints. Without enough water and estrogen, you can be left with aching bones and arthritis
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
Risks for urinary tract infections (UTIs)
are higher during menopause, and you can increase those risks
if you aren't drinking enough water.
Water is a wonderful commodity and, like estrogen, it does a lot for you – so make sure you drink plenty of it, every day!
This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.
11-19-2016 - 08:50 PM
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