The change, the big “M,” hot flashes, calores, whatever you want to call it, there is no mistaken it when menopause arrives. If you look in the dictionary, menopause if defiant as the stage in which a woman stops ovulating.

This can cause many symptom including hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, vaginal dryness and loss of libido. While the average age of menopause is 51, many women start experiencing symptoms 5 to 10 years prior to that in a stage called peri-menopause. You may be nodding your head right now thinking aha, that explains some things.

Let’s talk about some ways to treat these symptoms naturally. The first place to look for natural remedies, off course, is food. During hormonal changes, your body needs a steady supply of balanced meals that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and calcium.

natural cures for menopausalNow, let’s talk about herbal remedies. Plant estrogens such as black cohosh, red clover, and soy are really confusing to the research community. In some studies, they show potential benefits, while in others not so much. What we do know is that women with breast and gynecological cancers should not take these supplements. In these studies, there is not much supportive evidence that other herbal remedies such as evening primrose oil, vitamin E, ginseng, or cava cava will help with your symptoms. They may help, but I wouldn’t urn to them as a cure all. What is important is that you talk to your doctor before starting these supplements to make sure they won’t interfere with other health problems that you may have.

Now that is a lot of what we don’t know. What we do know is that a stress-reduction program may be the single, biggest way to reduce the symptoms of menopause. Why? Because adrenaline is produced when your body is under stress makes the symptoms of menopause worse, including hot flashes and mood swings. So it’s very important to relax, deeply and effectively everyday which will require a little pre-planning.

Enroll in a schedule yoga class or maybe a mindfulness meditation group or you can try acupuncture or hypnotherapy. When you are at work or in your car, try pace breathing: five second in and five seconds out. In the end, if you relax and pamper yourself, you cope with the hormonal changes to feel much better and the relationships with everyone around you will be much better to.

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