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Menopause is brought on by low levels of estrogen and progesterone and can cause symptoms such as irregular periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, memory loss and difficulty concentrating, insomnia and fatigue, frequent urination, and mood swings.
Many women going through the change of life opt for menopause natural remedies for various reasons. Most women choose menopause natural remedies because they are worried about the adverse-side effects of conventional medicine.
Vitamin E can be found abundantly in cucumbers, asparagus, mackerel, haddock, lamb, kale, liver, brown rice, safflower oil, sesame oil, almonds, and mangoes. Vitamin E is good in aiding vaginal dryness, but if you have rheumatic heart disease or a history of high blood pressure it should not be taken in excess.
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If you have ever experienced a hot flash then you know how unpredictable frustrating, embarrassing, irritating, and even depressing they can be. Hot flashes often bring about lethargy, fatigue and often insomnia for some women.
Hot flashes are caused by decreases in estrogen and progesterone. When these hormones are reduced the gland in the body, the hypothalamus, which acts a thermostat has difficulty determining whether we are hot or cold. Some women suffer only mildly from hot flashes, whereas others find they are hot and soaking in the cold of winter.
By now you may be asking the question, how to treat hot flashes. In answer to that question, here are 15.5 key strategies to help you gain a sense of well-being in overcoming hot flashes.
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Licorice has been used for many years to treat and stop hot flashes naturally and common discomforting symptoms of menopause.It has been viewed as one of the many hot flash herbs.
It is thought to reduce estrogen levels while raising progesterone levels and, similarly to Black Cohosh,has estrogenic qualities.
Licorice Root maybe a very beneficial herb for women in menopause. It contains phytoestrogens to alleviate hot flashes, can help with menopausal depression, mood swings andÂ fatigue.
WHAT IS LICORICE ROOT?
Licorice is a perennial herb, mostly grown in Greece, Turkey, and Asia. It has a long history of medicinal use in both Eastern and Western medicine. We all know licorice as a candy, but it has a lot of other beneficial uses. Among other things, it is a strong antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory effects.
The dried roots are made into supplements such as capsules, tablets, and liquid extracts.
OnÂ Relief forÂ Menopause Symptoms
Licorice root contains phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are estrogen hormone-like chemicals found in plants.
How Does Licorice Root Work?
Licorice contains a lot of different active compounds. The most important for menopausal signs and symptoms are the phytoestrogens
The herb’s key medicinal compound is glycyrrhizin. It appears to block the activity of a specific enzyme which subsequently increases the activity of cortisol. This causes mild adrenal stimulation.
Are There Any Side Effect? Before taking any hot flash herbs you may want to do your research.
According to the literature and the information by the National Institute of Health licorice contains an active compound called glycyrrhizin, which can cause high blood pressure, salt and water retention, and low potassium levels, which could lead to heart problems.
There are preparations without glycyrrhizin (DGL or De-glycyrrhizinated licorice) which may have fewer side effects.
If you are prone to high blood pressure, be careful when you take this herb. As always be safe and check with your health care provider before you start taking any supplements.
To Your Excellent Health!
Please remember that it is always important to consult your physician before beginning any remedies to make sure they wonâ€™t harm your health nor have any adverse effects. This information is for educational purposes only.