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.

Practice Paced Respiration

Paced respiration is a form of yoga breathing. This means that you take deep, slow, abdominal breaths to calm down your system. This type of breathing exercise is best to soothe your hot flashes but Dr. Millheiser says you have to practice – relief won’t happen instantly. When you feel a hot flash coming on, take a moment to breathe deeply and try your best to relax. If you continue this practice you’ll notice that the severity and duration of the hot flashes will reduce over time.

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