Nausea (feeling as though you need to vomit) isn’t something you really expect to associate with menopause. It’s more commonly linked to pregnancy, or that time of the month. So those of us who suffer from nausea as a symptom of menopause are often taken-aback. Feeling nauseous has a massive impact on your day; you can’t focus, you don’t feel up to doing anything and in the end it’s a similar feeling to being under-the-weather.
Why Does it Happen?
It’s thought that, as with many symptoms of menopause, nausea is experienced because our hormones are fluctuating so significantly. Progesterone and estrogen levels are beginning to reduce during perimenopause, which is a common time that many women report feeling nauseous.
The bad news is that nausea rarely strikes by itself. Dizziness, fatigue and bloating are never far behind menopause related nausea. Bloating and exhaustion can lead to nausea itself, but, also it’s the nausea that then creates that feeling of lightheadedness.
A Side Effect of HRT
Nausea can be a side-effect of HRT (hormone replacement therapy), so if you can make this connection you might want to speak to a doctor. If nausea persists it might be time to consider a more natural approach, such as using the LaBalance device as an alternative to HRT. Many women who start using LaBalance while still taking HRT find that they are able to completely stop the hormone replacement therapy. LaBalance is to be worn 24/7 – 7 days a week.
What Can You Do?
There are a few simple things you can do to reduce nausea and keep it at bay if you feel it striking.
- Don’t let yourself get dehydrated – Drink plenty of water throughout the day, every single day. At least eight glasses of water is required. During menopause it’s even more vital to drink as much as you; aiding in keeping hot flushes, night sweats and weight gain down.
- Don’t overeat – Everyone knows that overeating can leave us feeling slightly uncomfortable immediately afterwards. If you make this a regular habit, it could contribute to longer-term nausea. In addition, eating too much close to bed can cause bloating and nausea throughout the night.
- Eating healthy will also help regulate your body. Never leave out food groups, this is not a ‘healthy’ approach at all. Your body needs each element to meet your nutritional needs. By all means try a low-carb or low-fat diet, but never cut them out completely. Your digestive system is behind nausea too. Greasy or spicy food can worsen this symptom if you already feel ill. Avoiding eating can actually worsen nausea, so don’t stop altogether or skip any meals.
- Exercise regularly, but of course, not when you are feeling nauseous!
LaBalance has been reported to help with digestive problems such as indigestion, cramping and nausea. Consider purchasing LaBalance if your nausea is persistent and the above changes have not had much of an impact so far.