Natural Remedies Menopause: Food and Herbs
Natural Remedies Menopause
Menopause is the time in life when the menstruation cycle stops. Many people also refer to menopause as “the change”. The ovaries stop producing estrogen, which is the female hormone, marking the end of childbearing years.
As the body adapts to this new change it will react with certain symptoms like hot flushes and night sweats. There are also psychological symptoms that may appear such as depression, anxiety, irritability, and lack of concentration.
These symptoms are considered to be normal but may range in severity. Some women hardly even know they are experiencing menopause and notice very few of the above symptoms, while others have severe reactions.
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Many herbal remedies can relieve and even eliminate the common symptoms of these conditions.
During menopause, women often experience uncomfortable symptoms. Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irregular, changes in bleeding and loss of sexual desire are some of the most common. Recently, studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy may not be necessary or suit everyone, so many women are looking to natural remedies with a great deal of success.
Black cohosh has been used for centuries to help women with menopausal symptoms and is most effective in treating hot flashes. It seems to have some ability to mimic estrogen in the body, relieving the hot flashes and mood swings that plague so many women. Similarly, Evening Primrose is also said to help, but should not be used for an extended period of time.
Limiting caffeine and alcohol will help with your symptoms as well. Herbal teas and cutting down the use of salt should help as well. Incorporate green, leafy vegetables such as kale, collard greens and spinach into your diet.
Complex carbohydrates like brown rice are said to help regulate the amount of estrogen in your system. Chickpeas, lentils and tofu also provide the same benefits.
Ensure that you have enough essential fatty acids by eating oils, nuts, seeds and oily fish to help relieve vaginal dryness and keep the skin supple.
Don’t forget to drink lots of water.
More and more women are seeking alternative therapies for symptoms of menopause. Try these simple and natural food remedies today.
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