10 Natural Ways to Relieve Your Worst Menopause Symptoms

Try these natural solutions to cope with menopause.

10 Natural Ways to Relieve Your Worst Menopause Symptoms

Menopause is a natural process in a woman's life. But for some women, the symptoms can be unbearable. If you experience hot flashes, night sweats, or vaginal dryness, give some of these remedies a shot. Curated by women's health experts, these tips may help relieve your worst menopausal symptoms so you can live a happier life.

Avoid Alcohol and Spicy Foods

Both alcohol and spicy foods raise your internal temperature which can cause your hot flashes to start or worsen. Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Dr. Lauren Streicher advises avoiding both of these things – especially red wine. Dr. Streicher also cautions that you should really watch your alcohol intake at night as that can both dehydrate you and elevate your body temperature before bed which will probably make it easy to fall asleep but will increase the chance of night sweats and restless sleep.

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3 Coping Tips for Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's

President Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis gives her best advice for children caring for parents with dementia.


Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's can be a traumatic time. For Patti Davis, daughter of the late President Ronald Reagan, it was devastating. When Reagan's diagnosis was made public in 1994, the Reagan family had already been dealing with the signs and symptoms for some time.

Davis, who is also the founder of the support group Beyond Alzheimer's, was at her father's side as his disease progressed through his final days. In her new book, "Floating in the Deep End: How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer's," Davis looks at how caregivers can help themselves while helping others.

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