A Natural Change The Natural Way
Coping With Perimenopause & Menopause
and more women are seeking nontraditional and alternative
treatments for symptoms of menopause. They are turning to
more natural ways to cope with this change in their bodies
and lives for a variety of reasons.
the most compelling reason for many is the association between
conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and a number
of serious health risks.
have suggested that there may an increased risk of developing
cancer or blood clots as well as other risks associated
with this treatment. A higher incidence of these conditions
occurs naturally among postmenopausal women. This makes it
difficult to determine if the risks are really made worse
by hormonal treatments. The link has by no means been proven,
and the issue is currently the subject of serious debate among
women's health experts. Doctors may still prescribe HRT
treatments to help women whose menopausal symptoms are severe.
Some herbal treatments work by stimulating glands to produce natural hormones more effectively, rather than restoring the hormones artificially.
believe that all of the common symptoms of menopause such
as night sweats, hot flashes and effects on memory are caused
by changes in hormones needed during the childbearing years.
A dramatic decline and fluctuations in the body's levels
of estrogen and to some extent progesterone, and the balance
between these two hormones, occurs in a woman's body during
perimenopause and menopause. Approaches to alleviating symptoms
generally focus around restoring these hormone levels.
menopausal treatments are typically made from extracts of
plants containing substances which are very similar to the
estrogen and/or progesterone produced by the ovaries. The
effectiveness of these treatments relies on the assumption
that these phytoestrogens and plant progesterones have a similar
effect in the body to the body's own natural hormones.
Some herbal treatments work by stimulating glands to produce
natural hormones more effectively, rather than restoring the
approach is to treat each symptom individually. There is a
range of natural treatments which focus specifically on alleviating
common menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, depression,
libido problems, vaginal dryness and fatigue. Some of these
natural treatments include the use of herbs containing phytoestrogens
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Her website includes helpful articles on perimenopause and menopause
symptoms including hot flashes and night sweats. Site offers
suggestions on how to ease symptoms of menopause and perimenopause
naturally using black cohosh, soy and natural progesterone cream