Menopause (also called menopause or change of life) occurs in most women between 45 and 55.
Menopause begins with changes in the menstrual cycle (some shorter or longer, with more or less blood) until the menses cease permanently. This is due to the fact that the functions of the ovaries begin to decline producing ever-smaller amounts of estrogen.
Similarly, adrenal and pituitary glands begin to produce hormones to replace all the functions of estrogen with the exception of pregnancy.
The symptoms of menopause are:
- Menstrual irregularity and possible suspension.
- Hot flashes or hot flushes (hot flashes),
- Changes in mood or depression
- Vaginal dryness
- Night sweats
- Daytime fatigue
- Difficulty sleeping
- Metabolic changes that may include weight gain
- Osteoporosis or bone loss and increased risk of fractures
- Incontinence or involuntary loss of urine
- Remedy for Menopause # 1: To relieve hot flashes, take herbal natural estrogen that provide or stimulate production of testosterone as alfalfa, angelica and celery.
- Remedy for Menopause # 2: Crushing soybeans or soy until a soft dough that must be boiled in a cup of water for 15 minutes. You can also make soy milk
- Remedy for Menopause # 3: Boil one tablespoon of flowers purple or red clover, two teaspoons of anise and two crushed fennel seeds in a cup of boiling water for 15 minutes. Then he slips and takes up to three cups per day.
- Remedy for menopause # 4 The dong quai is a plant used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate and combat gynecological disorders, such as menopause, since it contains natural phyto-estrogens that act as female hormonal regulators. (available in our store).
- Remedy for Menopause # 5: Mix 5 g of Artemis, a pinch of hawthorn blossom and a cup of water. Let boil for five minutes and filter it. Add a little honey.
Some recommendations to alleviate and help women who are at this stage of their lives are:
- Beware of tension and stress during this period of change can also occur personal or family situations that contribute to increased tension by prolonging the discomfort of menopause. As a result, practice relaxation techniques which can help reduce these discomforts.
- No heavy meal to Avoid heavy meals, as they may cause hot flashes. Instead, drink during the day, four to six small meals which helps regulate body temperature.
- Have a balanced diet should be limited consumption of sweets and concentrate on a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains which stabilize blood sugar levels in the blood and thus help control the mood swings of menopause. In addition, women in menopause may not only have increased risk for osteoporosis but also of heart disease. Hence the need to monitor what is consuming increasing calcium (milk, broccoli, etc.). And avoiding fats.
- The water element of fluid intake (eight to ten glasses a day) helps regulate the body’s natural thermostat. However, it should avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine, which interfere with calcium absorption and, in some women, causes hot flashes.
- Dress for hot flashes due to fluctuating hormone levels that dilate blood vessels, the body’s natural thermostat is affected causing the sudden heat or hot flashes. It recommends wearing loose clothing, fresh fabrics, knitted or carried in different layers can be removed and replaced around quickly in case of cooling.
- Ways to cool down the heat to facials, we recommend sucking on ice chips. As for cooling the body, several methods such as cold showers, soaking your feet in cold water, put in front of a refrigerator with the door open and walking in the area of frozen foods at the supermarket.
- Exercise is important exercises like walking, dancing and soft-impact aerobics have many benefits for women in menopause that includes not only burn excess calories and relieves stress, but increase bone mass and improve calcium absorption.
- Seek support is beneficial to talk to other women who are living this stage of life to exchange ideas and feelings which forces self-esteem and make you feel better.
- Inform the doctor immediately any vaginal bleeding after 12 months without rule.
It is important that women, once observed irregular menstruation or irregular bleeding, see your doctor to help determine whether these are normal changes of menopause product or if there is something abnormal in the lining of the uterus.