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7 Products That Can Help Provide Menopause Reliefe

By Jen Jenkins On October 16, 2018 No Comments

Around half the population will experience menopause. It is an unavoidable certainty, a fact of life. Experiences vary, as does the age of onset — according to the Mayo Clinic, the average age menopause starts in the U.S. is 51, though some will experience menopause earlier, even in their 20s. Regardless of age of onset, many people report the same symptoms. Hot flashes and night sweats are almost a guarantee, and most find themselves anxious or irritable — not to mention sex becomes a real (and painful) drag.

So what can they do, especially since the symptoms of menopause can last several years? Well, they can seek medical intervention and/or try to treat their symptoms holistically, with herbs, supplements and products designed to bring about relief. Learn more about Cool-jams and some of these other fabulous products. Article from SheKnows .

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What Causes Early Menopause?

By Courtney Sant On May 4, 2017 No Comments

What Causes Early Menopause?

Sometimes called “forced menopause,” “surgical menopause” or “sudden menopause,” early menopause occurs when a woman enters into the menopausal phase before the age of 40. Symptoms of early menopause are very similar to regular menopause symptoms. You may experience heavy bleeding, spotting, longer periods, having a period after a long time of no bleeding, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, moodiness and more. Here are some common causes of early menopause:

  • Surgery — Women who have had an oophorectomy (the removal of the ovaries) will experience early menopause. Contrary to popular belief, those who have had a hysterectomy (the removal of the uterus) will not experience surgical menopause. Following an oophorectomy, the body will stop making estrogen, forcing early menopause. Surgical menopause may be supplemented with hormone therapy to reduce or completely stop the short-term symptoms of menopause.
  • Sickness — There are several diseases and conditions that can plunge
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Menopause & Fatigue: How to Beat it

By Courtney Sant On May 1, 2017 No Comments

menopause fatigueMenopause and Fatigue: How to Beat it

Women going through menopause know that fatigue is just as common as the frustrating hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms that come with this stage in life. This common menopause symptom can affect you at every menopause phase, from the early perimenopause years to post-menopause, when you can see the end of menopause in sight. Here are a few simple ways you can alleviate fatigue associated with menopause.

  • Invest in Sleep-Boosters — A good night’s rest is key to helping you regulate and ease fatigue during menopause. In order to ensure that you wake up well-rested, pick up moisture- and temperature-regulation Cool-jam™ cool pajamas and consider trying cooling bedding and accessories, such as a cooling mattress pad,
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How Long do the Symptoms of Menopause Last?

By Courtney Sant On April 20, 2017 No Comments

Whether you’re experiencing the very first stages of menopause (perimenopause) or have been settled into menopause for several years, you’ll be happy to know that every single stage has an endpoint. Women typically begin to experience perimenopause in their late 40s and early 50s, with some women experiencing “surgical menopause” or “forced menopause” after a hysterectomy, an oophorectomy, cancer treatment and other situations. The Cool-jams™ blog is here to help you learn the ins and outs of the menopause timeline.

  • Perimenopause — If you’ve noticed that your periods have subsided and are in the target menopause age range or have had a surgery that may kick-start menopause, it’s likely that you’re experiencing perimenopause. This period can begin up to 10 years before menopause but typically lasts around four years, and occurs when your ovaries gradually produce less estrogen. Perimenopause ends when menopause begins, and after a woman hasn’t had a period
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What Foods to Avoid for Hot Flashes?

By Courtney Sant On April 16, 2017 No Comments

foodtoavoidCJWhether you’re struggling with hot flashes due to menopause or due to another medical issue, you know how uncomfortable and irritating they can be. There are ways that you can help to prevent hot flashes, however, and one of them is by changing your diet. Here are a few foods that you should avoid in order to prevent hot flashes.

  • Fatty meats. Meats like bacon or brisket can cause you to gain weight during menopause, but because they also take longer to digest, they can also cause your body to work overtime during sleep. This extra energy often causes you to stay up at night and leads to hot flashes.
  • Spicy foods. Have you ever started to sweat while eating curry or hot wings? Then you can imagine what
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Tips to Beat Menopause Fatigue

By Courtney Sant On April 13, 2017 No Comments

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One of the most common side effects of menopause is fatigue, and this excessive tiredness can start to take a toll on both your body and your mind. You may find yourself dozing off at the office, feeling sluggish and forgetful, and having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. If you’re suffering from menopause fatigue, these tips may help you to beat it.

  • Improve your sleep. While some women feel fatigue that has nothing to do with sleep, other women feel tired simply because they aren’t getting enough rest. Hot flashes and night sweats may inhibit your restful REM sleep, so invest in some moisture-wicking pajamas and temperature-regulating bedding from Cool-jams to prevent these menopausal symptoms. You can also try going to bed earlier
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5 Risk Factors for Early Menopause

By Courtney Sant On April 8, 2017 No Comments

Menopause is something that all women go through, but some women go through this life change far earlier than others. If you suspect that you might be going through early menopause (or if you’re wondering if you might), these risk factors may clue you in a bit more about premature menopause.

  • Genetics. If your mother or sister went through early menopause, then chances are higher that you will, too. If you don’t have any other medical reasons to go through menopause early, it is likely simply genetics; ask your female family members when they went through the change for a clue to when you will.
  • Lifestyle choices. Aside from genetics, your lifestyle choices could also encourage early menopause as well. Smoking cigarettes produces antiestrogen effects that could cause menopause to come early, and studies show that longtime smokers reach menopause one to two years sooner than those who don’t smoke. Having a
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Tips for Managing Menopause Symptoms at Work

By Courtney Sant On April 4, 2017 No Comments

menopause symptomsMenopausal symptoms may feel like they’re taking over your life — especially they start to affect your performance at work. How are you supposed to concentrate when you’re sweating from hot flashes, dozing off at your desk due to lack of sleep and holding back mood swings when dealing with stressful co-workers?

While you can’t completely eliminate the side effects of menopause in your day-to-day life, there are a number of ways to manage menopause symptoms in the workplace. Here are just a few helpful tips.

  • Get enough sleep. One of the most harmful things that menopause does is impair your sleep, which then ruins the rest of your day. If you’re feeling irritable or exhausted at work, you’ll want to find ways to prevent menopause from reducing
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Managing Hot Flashes While on the Road

By Courtney Sant On March 27, 2017 No Comments

hotflashes menopauseWhether you frequently travel for work or you’re planning an international vacation with your family, having hot flashes is a major concern for travelers. It’s much easier to manage these symptoms at home, where you can control the room’s temperature and your nighttime routines, but it can be a challenge to create a restful sleep environment in an unfamiliar place.

If you’re feeling nervous about managing your hot flashes on an upcoming trip, all you need is a bit of helpful advice — and some essential sleepwear items from Cool-jams. Use these tips to prevent hot flashes before they start, even when you’re miles away from home.

  • Adjust the temperature. Today, it’s possible to control the temperature in just about every hotel room. Before you hit the sack on
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Signs and Symptoms of Hot Flashes

By Courtney Sant On February 15, 2017 No Comments

hotflashes signsWhen they first start happening, hot flashes may not be quite as dramatic as you might expect. In fact, many pre-menopausal women aren’t even entirely sure that they’re having a hot flash at all, especially if they don’t know the types of symptoms to look for. Here are a few surefire ways to tell the signs and symptoms of hot flashes.

  • Feelings of warmth in your upper body and face. Because hot flashes tend to affect the upper region of your body and head more than the rest of your body, concentrate on these areas when you’re wondering if you’re having a hot flash — or if you’re just hot.
  • A wave-like feeling. Unlike when you have a fever or feel hot from the weather, hot flashes come in
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