Article by Dr Carol Cooper
Hot flushes, night sweats, aches and pains, insomnia, thinning hair, feeling low, painful sex, difficulty concentrating – just reading a list of menopause symptoms can make you feel you’re losing your marbles. Luckily, many symptoms are short-lived. Even better, there’s a lot you can do to help yourself.
Hot flushes and night sweats
Hot flushes and night sweats have the same basic cause – the blood vessels beneath the skin don’t function properly when oestrogen levels start plummeting. In fact flushes and night sweats can start 3-4 years before the last period, when hormone levels begin to drop.
Night sweats can be a messy drenching business, demanding a change in bed-linen and ruining a decent night’s sleep. Try to sleep...