No matter how disruptive hot flashes seem to be, experts believe that they do not signify a medical problem. They are rather a normal response to natural hormonal changes in the body and thus in women one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes usually subside after the first or second year following menopause, when estrogen levels stabilize at a low level. However till the time that happens, here are a few tips on how you can manage and deal with this uncomfortable condition.

Know the condition

Menopause is generally a difficult time for a woman as she struggles to come to terms with the changes in her physical, emotional and social life. But no less baffling may be the position of a husband or a partner who is willing to understand the changes and support his partner but simply does not know how and where to begin. If you are part of the confused lot who seems to think that no matter how hard he tries, he just cannot get it right, here is a brief guide on how to help your wife deal with the onset of menopause.

Lack of sexual intimacy in a marriage can be due to many causes ranging from emotional dynamics between the couple and the kind of lifestyle they lead to physical condition of either partner. In case of the last, one of the most significant is female menopause which ushers in wide-ranging physiological, emotional and social changes in the life of a woman. While a husband may be willing to understand it all, he is also likely to feel upset at his sexual needs not being met in the marriage.

As discussions on sexual and reproductive health become more open, topics like menopause which were earlier shrouded in silence or later consigned to misogynist jokes, have finally been getting the discussion they deserve. So whether you are on the verge of menopause or have a partner who is so, here are a few facts about menopause in women – the age where it is likely to start and its symptoms.

What is Menopause?

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