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The menopause symptoms (mood swings, hot flashes) are generally lesser when a woman has reached menopause than it was during the pre-menopause period.
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The menopause symptoms are worse in the post-menstrual period than they were during the pre-menopause period. Experts are of the opinion that this is related to the hypothalamus, a part of your brain that has the function of regulating temperature. The hypothalamus is severely responsive to the oestrogens (hormone controlling the monthly cycles in women). You will not experience any symptoms when the levels are high. But in the post-menstrual phase, where oestrogens are completely lacking, the symptoms will be more.
If you get your periods at a later age, your menopause will also be at a later age.
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It has been observed that the statement is just the opposite for many women. Though menopause cannot be accurately predicted, several factors can affect the time of menopause. Smoking can sometimes be the reason for early menopause. Alcohol consumption and subsequent pregnancies can lead to menopause at a later age.
Avoiding caffeine can actually help you in the in the post-menstrual phase.
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Caffeine will make you more feel more tired and moody, and if taken afternoon, will kill your sleep. Moreover, it is always consumed with sugar and extra cream which makes the drink even unhealthier. Consuming caffeine can also cause hot flashes and at the same time, aggravate urinary incontinence.
Taking excessive calcium supplements in the post-menstrual phase can lead to:
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You should not take more than 1000mg of calcium supplements in a day, even if you are in your post-menstrual age. Too much of calcium in the body can lead to conditions like kidney stones and constipation. Kidney stones can develop if there is a presence of high level of a crystal forming substance like calcium in your body. It has been observed that most of the kidney stones do contain calcium. An elevated calcium intake can also affect one's bowel habits, resulting in constipation.
Which of the following foods can provide relief from hot flashes?
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Some experts are of the opinion that the soy compounds that contain phytoestrogens known as isoflavones, are chemically similar to oestrogens. These isoflavones can mimic the activity of the oestrogen hormone in your body and eventually help to provide relief from hot flashes.