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.

Dress in Layers

The best way to combat hot flashes is to make sure you’re prepared for them. That’s why it’s important to layer your clothes so you have removal options if necessary. Integrative Women’s Health expert Dr. Aviva Romm suggests making sure your clothes are made of all-natural fibers such as cotton, linen, and wool so your body doesn’t get overheated from certain artificial fabrics that don’t breathe.

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