Menopause: recognize the symptoms and treat yourself with nature
When the time of menopause is reached, it becomes difficult for a woman to serenely manage the hormonal changes and the sudden physical changes she is facing: however, if the symptoms are recognized accurately and in a timely manner, it is possible to immediately adopt a lifestyle and some ad hoc “remedies” that will allow to keep under control the annoying outcomes of this new moment of female life.
What are the main symptoms of menopause? First of all, it must be said that menopause usually begins around the age of 50 and coincides with the definitive end of the menstrual cycle: in fact, there are many women who face menopause early, but on average 50 represents the threshold beyond which the fairer sex begins to struggle with all the related problems. Here are the main and most common symptoms of menopause:
- Hot flashes – 80% of women going through menopause suffer from them and very often they appear even before the actual menopause. On a practical level, we speak of a sudden and intense feeling of heat that is localized mainly in the face and neck area. Lasts about 30 seconds/1 minute, then turns into cold sweat. They also occur during the night and cause severe irritability and insomnia.
- Palpitations – increased heart rate very often causes palpitations and is usually associated with hot flashes.
- Weight increase – due to a drastic drop in estrogen and generally anxiety and nervousness caused by the major changes that the body undergoes during this period, it is easy to experience an increase in body weight. Especially in the abdominal area, fat tends to be deposited more easily and more pronounced, and it is therefore essential to pay close attention to one’s diet, so as to choose light and balanced foods rich in vitamins.
- Headaches and difficulty concentrating
- Dryness of skin and hair – during the menopausal period there is a reduction in collagen and elastin, which goes to affect the hydration of hair, skin and nails that weaken and break easily.
Clearly, every woman is different, and not all symptoms present themselves with the same weight and importance in each: it is possible to treat the problem effectively by relieving symptoms with 100% natural remedies. Which ones to choose? First of all it is essential to follow a healthy and balanced lifestyle, Doing physical activity on a regular basis to keep joints and muscles exercising.
Also Herbal teas and natural remedies are able to relieve the main symptoms of menopause: specifically, phytoestrogens contained in plants help regulate women’s hormone balance. Soy and red clover are rich in isoflavonoids, but cimicifuga, a plant used in traditional American Indian medicine, also contains active ingredients that can mitigate hot flashes, depression, and most other symptoms characteristic of menopause.