Every woman should get the clear facts about what will happen to her body as she ages. Even in the 21st century, there are thousands upon thousands of woman that do not understand the menopause system, thinking they simply have to muddle through until they get to the other side. As you can imagine, this is a real shame since the symptoms associated with menopause are not something that have to be tolerated. With today’s medication and treatment options, women have excellent solutions when their turn comes to go through menopause. This is indeed a turning point in a woman’s life, a time when her body and mind will change. Sometimes the changes are slight and easy to manage while other times, they are intense and difficult.
The menopause system is actually pretty straightforward. In a nutshell, hormones called estrogen and progesterone stop being produced. The result is that a woman will eventually stop ovulating, her menstrual cycle will cease, and she will be thrust into a whirlwind of symptoms that will eventually stop. Prior to full menopause, which requires a woman to be void of a monthly period for 12 months, she will go through what is called perimenopause. During this phase, which can last for years, the production of hormones fluctuates. Because of that, the symptoms will also come and go and vary in intensity.
Now, typically a woman will go into perimenopause sometime around the age of 48 to 52. However, when a woman has a hysterectomy, she goes into menopause immediately. In addition, some chemotherapy treatments can cause damage to the ovaries, also putting a woman into menopause. When going through the change of life naturally, most woman do not even associate the symptoms with the change of life. Instead, they will think the headache is from too much stress, the lack of sleep from having too much on the mind, or the mood swings from being tired when in fact, these symptoms and others are a part of the menopause system.
The menopause system will bring about several other changes that includes hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, joint aches and pains, trouble with focus and concentration, anxiety, depression, and so on. Typically, to help ease the problems associated with the menopause system it is best to start by changing the diet. Try to avoid alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, heavy sugar, and unhealthy food overall. Instead, replace the old eating habits with good foods that would include more fruits and vegetables, brown rice, and lean meats. Additionally, exercise is an excellent tool for getting through some of the struggles that go along with what menopause brings.
If you are going through menopause and think you want to try the natural approach then you should find a licensed naturopathic physician or homeopathic practitioner who can sit down with you to discuss the change and find the best solution that will provide you with the greatest relief. As with normal medical doctors, these physicians and practitioners will perform a clinical exam prior to recommending any treatment option. Although the exact herbs and supplements recommended will vary, many times Black Cohosh and Dong Quai are the two top choices. Both are excellent for providing relief to the dreaded hot flash while also easing the difficulties that go along with water retention, fatigue, headache, joint pain, and insomnia. Most people that take the natural approach are glad they did.
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