Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she has finally had her last period, usually at the average age of 51. Menopause can be a gradual process, taking several years to unfold or it could happen all at once. Either way, the ovaries stop releasing eggs, which affects a woman’s hormones, body, and mind. Some women may experience little or no symptoms during this time, while others experience very dramatic symptoms. The more a woman knows about this change of life, the better prepared she will be to manage any problems that might come her way. Menopause is not a disease but is part of Mother Nature. While there are many forms of treatment, one of the best options is to manage menopause-related problems with an herbal menopause treatment.
Some of the symptoms associated with menopause include hot flashes, depression, poor sleeping patters, night sweats, fatigue, anxiety, backache, vaginal dryness, lack of sexual desire, and memory loss. Traditional medicine has limited women with choices for menopausal symptoms such as hormonal replacement therapy (HRT), which includes medications containing artificial progesterone and estrogen, or just “learn to live with it”! Research has proven that long-term use of HRT can pose health risks and “learning to live with it” can be more than frustrating.
Herbal menopause treatment is a natural alternative, which is becoming very popular since it is gentle and works in harmony with the woman’s body. However, it is important that a woman taking herbs should tell her doctor because just as with prescription drugs, herbs can also present possible interactions with other drugs or herbs, thus causing side effects. Additionally, there are a number of foods and herbs that include natural plant estrogens, known as phytoestrogens, which are hormone regulators of natural progesterone and estrogen. These too can be very beneficial in the treatment of menopausal symptoms.
“Menopause Formula” is herbal-based and an all-natural nutritional supplement that contains phytoestrogens. Soy products also contain phytoestrogens and may be helpful in reducing hot flashes and osteoporosis, along with treatment of vaginal dryness. It is important to remember that the effects of soy protein, which is found in whole foods, soy protein isolates, and products containing isoflavone isolates, may not all be the same. Some other alternatives for herbal menopause treatment include black cohosh, which relieves menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, and chaste tree, which has a calming and soothing effect along with noted relief of headaches and tenderness of the breasts.
Wild yam is yet another option to herbal menopause treatment, containing compounds that are similar to progesterone and very helpful in relaxing muscle spasms while also reducing inflammation associated with menopause-related symptoms. Last but not least is rosemary. This particular herb is excellent for treating headaches and circulatory problems, while also fighting free radicals in the body and relaxing the stomach for better digestion. These and other natural alternatives have not been scientifically proven but have been used by many healthy women for years. Therefore, for the woman tired of taking prescription medication or just dealing with the symptoms of menopause, these and other natural remedies are highly recommended.
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