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Taming Menopause Symptoms: Can Digital Tracking Be the Solution?

Updated: Jul 14, 2023



More about Menopause

Thus far, we have explored the symptoms of menopause, and came to the conclusion that such menopausal symptoms are nothing to worry about. After all, they are a natural process our bodies go through as we age, and its symptoms and complications that it causes can always be carefully mitigated as long as we are able to adapt to them.


However, real life always gets in the way of our best laid plans. With all of our busy schedules, juggling a work-life balance and generally attempting to get through the day in one piece, one always ends up forgetting about less pressing issues such as the menopausal symptoms that come and go whenever they want to.


Either that, or the discomfort only becomes a problem during the most important part of the day: after work, where the sudden presence of free time has made the aches and cramps all the more pronounced and annoying.


It DOES NOT help that hot flashes, vaginal dryness and chills mostly begin at night, either before or during sleep. In addition, certain exercises or foods may even trigger menopausal symptoms, causing increased discomfort.


Tracking Menopause

This is where the importance of having a way of tracking your menopause comes in. And what easier way to do so than through the device that you carry everywhere on a daily basis: your smartphone. With a plethora of apps available online, tracking your menopausal symptoms has never been easier.


Here are some of the benefits of taking just a few extra minutes to keep a careful log of your menopause/perimenopause symptoms and keeping track of what you may have done to alleviate such symptoms.


Connect with other women who face similar issues and get support from a friendly community

  • Many apps have a social aspect where you can connect with a community of women who may be facing similar, if not the same, problems.

  • Having people you can talk to about such discomforts fosters a sense of camaraderie that will greatly help in your menopausal journey.

  • They can also share effective advice that can alleviate your symptoms more effectively, such as home recipes or other techniques that personally helped them.


Effective and reliable tracking of menopausal symptoms, (missing) periods, and even sleep cycles & body health

  • Take your mind off having to painstakingly remember when you last missed your period, or when a particular symptom (such as the harder to follow ones like hot flashes or vaginal dryness) flared up.


Explore potential triggers through trend charts and be able to follow when and where they happen

  • Being able to even annotate what caused particular symptoms to flare up allows for more in-depth tracking of potential triggers.

  • In addition, apps can even have location and time tracking, allowing for easy access to determine which food or activity might be causing more discomfort than usual.

Have frequent reminders delivered immediately to you through notifications/daily reminders

  • Easily be able to follow through with certain daily exercises or medications without having to remind yourself every morning with the ease of accessibility an app provides through their self-prompting system.

  • Also, many apps have daily self-affirming meditations that can help you get through the day and remind you to not be so harsh on yourself mentally, and that these symptoms will go away with time and care.


Conclusion

Having an app makes the difficult problem of tracking menopausal symptoms an easy matter to solve. The versatility of modern smartphones, and even smartwatches, allow for one single application to track all of your symptoms and even offer access to community easily.


Alleviating your menopausal difficulties has never been easier!


 

Important Notes:


This article is meant purely for informational purposes and should not be relied upon as medical advice. Always consult a medical professional for specific advice on your health.


This article has not been reviewed by any medical professionals or legal bodies.


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