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Menopausal Mature Woman Having Hot Flush At Home Cooling Herself With Fan Connected To Laptop

Summer is time to enjoy the warm weather, but that can be challenging for women going through menopause. Hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats are bad enough on their own, but add heat and humidity to the mix and menopause symptoms are even harder to handle.

A hot flash anytime can make you feel like you're standing in the scorching summer sun, and it’s worse when the thermometer rises. You can combat that internal heat wave by dressing in lightweight, breathable fabrics, keeping cool drinks nearby, and seeking out air-conditioned spaces whenever possible.

What about those summer nights tossing and turning in bed, drenched in sweat even when the AC is on? To beat the summer sleep struggles, consider using cooling pillows or switch to lightweight, moisture-wicking bedding.

The summer heat can intensify menopausal mood swings and emotional fluctuations. That’s why it’s important to prioritize self-care and find activities that help you relax and de-stress. This could be a soothing bath, meditation, or simply spending time in nature during the cooler parts of the day.

Hydration is key to living with menopause in summer, so drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to keep your body cool. Refreshing beverages like infused water, herbal iced teas, or chilled fruits will keep you hydrated while adding a hint of flavor. And remember to avoid caffeine and alcohol, as these can contribute to dehydration.

You can also reach out to your friends, family, or a Facebook group to share your experiences, tips, and tricks for surviving the summer heat. Sometimes, just knowing that others are facing similar challenges can bring a sense of comfort.

You can conquer the heat and approach this season with confidence. Stay cool, stay hydrated, and remember to prioritize your well-being.  And if you live in the Southgate or Brownstown area and need a provider for your women’s health care needs, you can depend on Northline Women’s Health Center. Contact us for additional information and to schedule your appointment.

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax