Symptoms of Menopause

Menopause is said to have occurred when a woman has not experienced a single instance of menstruation for at least
12 months. Menopause is not an illness; it is essentially a phase that all women eventually experience. But, not all women experience the symptoms that are associated with menopause. Some of the typical symptoms of menopause are irregular periods, very little or very heavy blood discharge, decreased fertility, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleeplessness, physical discomfort, body ache including joint pains and muscle aches, frequent mood swings, reduced memory, feeling of irritation, frustration, and depression, stress, weight gain or loss, and calcium deficiency.

Dealing with Menopause

Most of the signs and symptoms that are associated with menopause are temporary. Here are a few suggestions for how to handle these symptoms:

Manage hot flashes by exercising regularly, dressing in layers, and by identifying what incites the hot flashes. Common culprits are hot beverages, spicy foods, alcohol, hot weather, and even a warm room.
Consume a healthy and nutritious diet. Limit fat and calorie intake and increase the amount of foods that are rich in calcium and minerals. Fibrous products, green vegetables, and milk are ideal. Be sure to consume a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals and consider taking a multivitamin pill each day.
Stay physically active by exercising regularly.
Try to manage mood swings by practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or by pursuing a hobby.
Avoid cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, and caffeine because these things may interfere with the body’s ability to absorb calcium and lead to weakening of the bones.

Natural Cures

Menopause is a natural condition and cannot be “cured.” However, the following natural cures can help to alleviate some of the symptoms that are associated with menopause.

Black Cohosh

Black cohosh (also known as both Actaea racemosa and Cimicifuga racemosa), a member of the buttercup family, is a perennial plant that is native to North America. This herb is used extensively in Europe for treating hot flashes, night sweats, mild mood swings, and other menopausal symptoms. Black cohosh is believed to be reasonably safe when it is used according to the dosage and it is helpful for treating premenstrual discomfort and menopause symptoms, but it is considered to be an experimental treatment. Consult a doctor before taking any herbal treatments or dietary supplements to treat menopause.

St. John's Wort

St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) has been traditionally used by herbalists to cure several illnesses, including mild to moderate depression and sleep disorders. This herb can be used to provide relief from some of the symptoms of menopause such as anxiety, mood swings, and sleep apnea. Prepare tea with fresh or dried leaves and flowers of this herb by infusing the herb in one cup of boiling water, allowing it to stand for five minutes, straining it, and then consuming it two to three times each day. If using fresh herb, use one fourth of a cup of the herb to prepare tea. If using dried herb, use two teaspoons of the herb. Sweeten it with honey and add a splash of lemon juice to enhance the taste.

Red Clover

Red Clover has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for many years to treat the symptoms of menopause. This herb contains large amounts of a group of compounds called isoflavones, a type of phytoestrogen that is believed to have mild estrogenic properties that block estrogen receptors. Similar isoflavones are also believed to be stored in soy. However, speak to your doctor before consuming any isoflavone supplements to treat menopause.

Additional Natural Cures

Hormonal changes: It is believed that fluctuations in estrogen can cause migraines or headaches in many women. Most women experience this painful condition right before or throughout their menstrual cycle and this corresponds to a notable decrease in estrogen. Pregnancy, menopause, use of contraceptives, and hormone replacement therapy can also incite migraines or aggravate an existing condition.
Genetics: If you have a family history of migraines, you are more susceptible to developing this condition.
Gender: Migraines are more common in women than in men.

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