Can Caffeine Worsen Your Menopause Symptoms?

Many women dread the thought of menopause, but new research from the Mayo Clinic suggests cutting back on caffeine can help manage some common symptoms. I’m Miranda Savioli with your latest health news. Menopause usually occurs in women between 45 and 50 years old and is marked by the end of menstruation.

The study found night sweats and hot flashes were the most common menopausal symptoms and they intensified with caffeine consumption. While caffeine worsened physical symptoms, the researchers also found it improved mood and memory in premenopausal participants. Stephanie Faubion, M.D., director of the Women’s Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, explains additional things you can do to better manage your menopause symptoms: “Some of those are avoiding triggers of hot flashes including, caffeine and alcohol and tobacco.

Also some warm beverages, spicy foods can also cause more symptoms and again, it doesn’t mean that you can’t ever have them, it just means that you might avoid them if you wish to reduce your symptoms”.

Make sure to stay active during menopause to help manage symptoms..