Manage Menopause Symptoms During Miami’s Hottest Months

Menopause symptoms, like hot flashes, can be hard enough to deal with any time of year, but what are the best ways to manage them during Miami’s hottest months? In this article, Dr. Bardisa and the staff at Bardisa LYL Center offer some tips on how to best manage your menopause symptoms during Miami’s hottest months. Read on for their helpful hints.

Still not sure how to navigate menopause, especially in the Miami summer heat? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bardisa to discuss the available therapies and find out what may be right to help you.

Be Ready to Cool Your Body Down When Hot Flashes Hit

Hot flashes are possibly the most difficult menopause symptom to manage during the hot summer months in Miami. The hypothalamus, which controls the body’s temperature, has trouble regulating body temperature as the weather gets warmer, especially in women experiencing menopause. Here are a few tricks for cooling your body down fast when hot flashes hit in the Miami heat.

  • Have something frozen at-the-ready. Freezing a wash cloth, an ice pack or even having a bag of frozen peas on standby will help cool you down fast when those hot flashes hit.
  • Drink cold water. Get an insulated water bottle to help keep your ice water super cold and take a big drink when you start to heat up.
  • Have a fan nearby at night. The AC may not be enough to fight off hot flashes at night, so have a fan close by to help you cool down and get back to sleep.
  • Hit the pool. A dip in the pool can help drop your body temperature fast and swimming can also be a great stress reliever.

Eat the Right Foods and Include Summer Produce

The type of foods you eat can have a big impact on the severity of your menopause symptoms. You’ll want to make sure to eat as healthfully as possible, and during the summer months nutrient packed fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful, so be sure to take advantage of summer’s bounty. Eating foods that contain plenty of calcium and magnesium can also help ease menopause symptoms. There are also some foods that are best avoided such as spicy foods, caffeinated drinks and alcohol as they can all trigger hot flashes.

Be Aware of Skin Changes

Skin changes during menopause are an important side-effect to look out for and monitor, especially during Miami’s hottest months when the sun is the strongest. The hormonal changes you experience during menopause can cause your skin to become thinner and more susceptible to sunburn. So, if you notice that your usually sunscreen isn’t providing the protection that is used to be sure to change it up and make sure you have a way to shade yourself if you will be outdoors for any length of time.

Update Your Wardrobe

It may be useful to give your wardrobe an overhaul and make it better suited to helping you handle hot flashes during Miami’s hottest months. Loose and flowy clothing is best to help keep you cool when hot flashes hit. Light layers can also be useful if you expect the weather to change throughout the day or you’ll be spending part of the day in AC and part of the day outside.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Bardisa to Discuss Your Menopause Symptoms

The symptoms that come along with menopause can be difficult to manage, especially during Miami’s hottest months. You don’t have to figure it out alone. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bardisa today to discuss the available therapies and supplements, including bio-identical hormone treatments that could help relieve your symptoms.