HERBAL HOME REMEDIES - NATURAL REMEDIES - HERBS LIKE MEDICINE



MENOPAUSE - DESCRIPTION


With menopause ends reproductive period in woman's life. Only a few eggs remain in the ovaries, and the production of the natural sex hormones estrogen and progesterone weakens until it stops completely. The cessation of the ovulation process leads to a lack of estrogen and progesterone, indicating the state of menopause.
The end of the female fertility period flows in stages. It begins with the period before menopause in which menstrual irregularities occur. This is followed by the period of menopause with the absence of menstruation, and the last phase includes the period of postmenopause.

Although some diseases begin to prevail after menopause, there is still no consensus among physicians as to whether menopause should be treated with hormone replacement, which sometimes has serious short-term or long-term side effects.

Hormone imbalance in menopause increases the risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. The good news is that a healthy lifestyle, a quality diet, and regular exercise can help reduce the unpleasant symptoms of menopause and its consequences, and some herbs can help. Most menopausal plants have an estrogenic effect because they contain phytoestrogen - natural estrogen. Phytoestrogen acts like human estrogen and compensates for the deficiency of this hormone in the body. However, there are plants that have a progesterone effect (wild yam, vitex) and those that regulate the endocrine system and restore normal levels of hormones in the body (maca, evening primrose and nettle).

Symptoms in the pre-menopausal period include menstrual problems, irregular cycles, either longer or shorter, heavier or lighter bleeding between periods, the onset or worsening of premenstrual syndrome, or breast problems. Symptoms of menopause include loss of menstruation, hot flashes, sudden mood swings, dry vagina, and fatigue.


SELF-HELP MEASURES

- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins A, C and E and antioxidants
- Eat fish at least three times a week, all types rich in omega-3 fatty acids
- In the period before menopause, take tinctures of vitex and lady's mantle
- At menopause, take tinctures of the estrogenic plants hops and alfalfa
- For breast pain, use aloe vera gel and marigold and marshmallow compresses
- Vitex tincture for breast pain
- Use aloe vera gel to treat dry vagina
- Eat foods that contain phytoestrogen, soy, almonds, peanuts, garlic, red onions, dates, chestnuts, watermelon, cherries, carrots, asparagus, whole grains, flax seeds, sunflowers and sesame seeds, pomegranate, sweet potatoes, legumes
- Drink ginseng, vitex, nettle and field horsetail teas
- Avoid alcohol and nicotine
- Acupressure
- Apply relaxation techniques and avoid stressful situations

WARNING

Do not take phytoestrogens in the pre-menopausal period.
Do not take estrogen herbs if you have suffered from thrombosis, breast cancer or uterine cancer
Never use estrogenic essential oils, especially not sage or mugwort oil, without a doctor’s approval, as they can have a toxic effect on the nervous system.


REMARK

When the first symptoms appear, you should visit a doctor.