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Learn about menopausal symptoms, treatments for alleviating the discomfort of perimenopause and phases of menopause
Natural Menopause Treatments
One of the more popular natural menopausal remedies is
natural progesterone. |
Many women find that use
of a quality progesterone cream (plant-based with plant-based preservatives) helps alleviate many of the common menopausal symptoms. It is important to note that
synthetically developed progestins do not have the same body response as truly natural progesterone, so do your research when investigating the different creams that are available for
natural treatment of menopause.
Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT) and estrogen+progesterone replacement therapy (HRT) are also options available to menopausal women but these are not without controversy.
Long-term safety has not been proven and some studies suggest a link between HRT and some forms of cancer. Learn more about HRT
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Making an informed
decision about the challenges of menopause can ease the mind. Search for a women's health specialist, find online health information regarding specific menopausal symptoms, and more. The more you know and understand about perimenopause, the menopause process and postmenopausal care, the better equipped you will be to deal with the changes your body will be going through.
Many women are not aware that the perimenopausal phase can last as long as 10 years or longer so if you've been experiencing menopausal symptoms but didn't think you were old enough to be going thru the change, you might see a doctor.
What are the symptoms of Menopause? Because menopause involves hormonal changes, the symptoms of menopause are quite varied in range. Some symptoms you might not be attributing to menopausal symptoms could in fact be triggered by the change.
The most common symptoms are hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain where women least want weight gain and night sweats but some women going thru menopause also have migraines for the first time in their life, or anxiety attacks.
Other symptoms that could point to menopause (but may also point to other health concerns, so it's important
to check with your doctor) include tinnitis, itchy skin or a feeling of something crawling on you, feelings of dread or doom, incontinence, depression, sore aching muscles, loss of interest in sexual intimacy and/or vaginal dryness which makes intercourse painful.
How is menopause best treated: That is for you and your doctor, or natural health professional, to determine. Many women get great results using natural remedies including natural progesterone and black cohosh, among other things. Many other women opt for HRT, or hormone replacement therapy. Educate yourself on your options for treating the symptoms of menopause.
Side Effects of HRT: While HRT therapy has proven benefits which include effective relief of menopausal symptoms, there are also risks with choosing HRT. Discuss fully with your doctor.
Some risks of HRT, ERT, or NHRT include an increased risk of endometrial cancer or breast cancer. These risks can be reduced by including progesterone, if your doctor is open to this idea. The risk of endometrial cancer only
is increased if the woman still has a uterus.
Because HRT can increase the density of breast tissue, it can cause mammograms to be harder to read. This means that the woman might be a higher risk of developing undetected breast cancer.
Women with gallbladder disease should definitely inform their doctor because there is an increased risk of gallbladder problems on HRT. There are other side affects as well so
the decision to undergo Hormone Replacement Therapy is one that should involve a lot of discussion with your chosen health care professional, particularly if you are a woman with a history of heart disease or osteoporosis.
Donq Quai for Menopause: Although the herb dong quai can provide help for women suffering from menopausal symptoms resulting from the hormonal imbalances a woman's body goes through during menopause, it is important to realize that
dong quai is not a quick fix.
It takes about 8 to 12 weeks on this particular herb for it's benefits to really kick in. However, once they do, dong quai may be a menopausal woman's best friend.
A Chinese tonic herb, dong quai has been used for centuries in Asian
cultures, for balancing menopausal hormone fluxes. Learn more about dong quai for menopause.
Menopause Educational Resource:
Balancing Menopausal Hormones Without Drugs