Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern
is how to look for a pattern with menopause symptoms
of what’s-what-when.

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What may the Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Menopausal/Menopause Changes/Signs/Symptoms
  • Menopause Transition Changes/Signs/Symptoms
  • Menopause-Related Changes/Signs/Symptoms
  • Perimenopausal/Perimenopause Changes/Signs/Symptoms

MenopauseMeno Martha’s Look for A Pattern

What is the best way to predict menopause?

In What Is Menopause? Diagnosing Perimenopause and Menopause the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) explain:

“The best way to predict menopause is to keep track of your symptoms. If your periods are irregular and your symptoms are getting worse, it’s likely you are approaching menopause”.1

Look for A Pattern

Meno Martha what made you look for a pattern with your menopause symptoms?

I cannot remember what made me look for a pattern with my menopause symptoms but I suspect it had a something to do with my transformation into a hot flushing, night sweating, forgetful version of my former self.

Menopause Symptoms

What menopause symptoms can women look for a pattern with?

Women can look for a pattern with changes in their periods, hot flushes/flashes, night sweats, mood changes, mood swings, irritability, difficulty sleeping, concentrating or remembering.

Hot Flushes

How can women look for a pattern with their hot flushes?

In Hot Flashes: What Can Trigger A Hot Flash the (United States) Cleveland Clinic elaborate on:

“A trigger is something that can set off a hot flash. There are actually a lot of things in your normal life that could trigger a hot flash. Triggers of hot flashes can include:

  • Hot weather
  • Heat
  • Smoking
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Spicy foods
  • Tight clothing
  • Stress”.2

Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern

What is Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern?

Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern is how to look for a pattern with menopause symptoms of what’s-what-when.

How can I look for a pattern with my menopause symptoms?Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern

To Look for A Pattern with menopause symptoms of what’s-what-when, you can ask yourself these questions and any of your own:

Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern

When do you have X? e.g. When do you have hot flushes/flashes?

  1. Do you have X on a particular day or night of the week? e.g work day or night
  2. Do you have X at a particular time of day or night?
  3. Do you have X when you feel hot or sick?
  4. Do you have X when you feel hungry?
  5. Do you have X when you eat spicy or certain other food?
  6. Do you have X when you drink tea, coffee, cola or other caffeinated drinks?
  7. Do you have X when you drink alcohol?
  8. Do you have X when you smoke?
  9. Do you have X when you do not have a good night’s sleep?
  10. Do you have X when you feel stressed?
  11. Do you have X when you do not exercise regularly?
  12. Do you have X when you do something else in particular?

Meno Martha’s Look for A Flip-Side Pattern

What is Meno Martha’s Look for A Flip-Side Pattern?

Meno Martha’s Look for A Flip-Side Pattern is how to look for a pattern with menopause symptoms of what’s-what-when, you have less menopause symptoms.

Meno Martha’s Look for A PatternHow can I look for a flip-side pattern with my menopause symptoms?

To Look for A Flip-Side Pattern with menopause symptoms of what’s-what-when, you can ask yourself these questions and any of your own:

Meno Martha’s Look for A Flip-Side Pattern

When do you have less X? e.g. When do you have less hot flushes/flashes?

  1. Do you have less X on a particular day or night of the week? e.g. Non-work day or night
  2. Do you have less X at a particular time of day or night?
  3. Do you have less X when you do not feel hot or sick?
  4. Do you have less X when you do not feel hungry?
  5. Do you have less X when you eat less spicy or certain other food?
  6. Do you have less X when you drink less tea, coffee, cola or other caffeinated drinks?
  7. Do you have less X when you drink less alcohol?
  8. Do you have less X when you smoke less?
  9. Do you have less X when you have a good night’s sleep?
  10. Do you have less X when you do not feel stressed?
  11. Do you have less X when you exercise regularly?
  12. Do you have less X when you do nothing in particular?

Symptom Tracker

Is there a symptom tracker?

In Menopause: Related Resources – Download the Menopause Symptom Tracker the (American) Endocrine Society include:

Periods Pattern

Is there a menstrual diary to look for a pattern with my periods?

Your Country may have Links similar to:

Strategies

What strategies can women try to reduce the affect of their menopause symptoms?

Different women try different strategies to reduce the affect of their menopause symptoms including more sleep, less caffeine, less alcohol, less or no smoking, less stress, a healthy diet, complementary and integrative health approaches, mind and body practices, over-the-counter remedies or hormone therapy.

Health Care Provider

What if women would like help to reduce the affect of their menopause symptoms?

If women would like help to reduce the affect of their menopause symptoms, it may be in their best interest to choose to talk to their health care provider about this.

Together, they can rule out other causes of the symptoms, discuss options and if required, agree on who may be the most appropriate health care provider to help.

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Sources

  1. What Is Menopause? Diagnosing Perimenopause and Menopause. Last Updated: 11 November 2022 | Last Reviewed: 19 August 2022. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/menopause/about-menopause Accessed: 26 November 2022
  2. Hot Flashes: What Can Trigger A Hot Flash? Last Reviewed: 21 March 2022. Cleveland Clinic https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/15223-menopause-non-hormonal-treatment–relief-for-hot-flashes Accessed: 26 November 2022
Topic Last Updated: 26 November 2022 – Topic Last Reviewed: 26 November 2022

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