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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 suffer from those nagging and unpredictable hot flashes but donâ€™t want to go the hormone therapy route then I have fantastic news for youâ€¦.you want natural you get natural tree bark that isâ€¦thatâ€™s rightâ€¦
If what to take for hot flashes is your question the answer may very well lie with the taking of Pine Bark Extract or Pycnogenol as a natural reliever of hot flashes.
Pine Bark Extract is made from the bark of the maritime pine tree called Landes.Â Pycnogenol is an extract of the bark of the French maritime pine tree Pinus pinaster which by the way contains a large concentration of antioxidant.
After doing my research I found plenty of testimonials from women who experienced the misery of hot flashes prior to using Pine Bark Extract.Â Â The women raved about the relief gained from the use of the extract for both hot flashes and night sweats.
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Two Types of Herbs for Menopause Relief
Phytoestrogenic herbs contain components of estrogenic which is produced by plants.Â The estrogen from these herbs treats the hormonal imbalance by initiating the plant-based estrogens into the body.
Phytoestrogenic herbs have been used successfullyÂ to ease the discomfort significantly by the consummation of the photoestrogenic herb; as a result, the hormonal level is increased.
Non-estrogenic herbs are plants that do not have estrogen properties.Â As a result of menopause, the estrogen produced by the ovaries is reduced significantly.Â Because a womanâ€™s body is challenged with this lower estrogen level the discomforts of menopause set-in.Â Non-estrogenic herbs for menopause do not contain estrogen or hormones but stimulate hormonal production within the body.
Phytoestrogenic herbs used for menopause relief :
Non-estrogenic herb used for menopause relief:
Maca Â Â root which is gaining popularity these days for aiding in menopausal discomfort does not contain plant estrogens.Â However it assist the body by balancing out its existing hormone system and supports the product of hormones.Â Maca root is reported to contain large levels of calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron as well as Vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E.
Use of Â Maca root Â assist menopausal discomfort because it supports an increase and then a balance between estrogen and progesterone.Â The increase in estrogen reduces hot flashes, vaginal dryness and an added plus a heighten increase in the libido which could wane considerably during menopause.Â Additionally, Â Maca is also being touted as lessen the effect s of osteoporosis and memory loss often associated with menopause?
Please remember that it is always important to consult your medical practitionerÂ before beginning any remedies to make sure they wonâ€™t harm your health nor have any adverse effects. This information is for educational purposes.
This video provides an overview of menopauseÂ in an effort to explain what happens to a woman’s body before and during menopause.Â The video touches on various options for dealing with menopause.Â Some of the options are Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and use of natural alternative to lessen or alleviate the discomforting symptoms caused by menopause. I want to focus on how to treat hot flashes…naturally.
….more on natural alternative insights for Your Hot Flashes
As a woman’s body decrease in estrogen and progesteroneÂ menopause eventually occursÂ and can cause symptoms such as, bouts of depression,Â irregular periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, memory loss and difficulty concentrating, insomnia and fatigue, frequent urination, and mood swings.
Some women going through the change of life seek the useÂ of natural alternatives to relieve menopausal discomfort.
Most women elect to use natural alternatives for the menopause because they are concerned about the adverse-side effects of conventional medicine.
Vitamin E or Progesterone Cream has help to alleviate menopause discomfort
Vitamin E in it’s natural form can be found inÂ lots of foods such as, asparagus, mackerel, haddock, lamb, kale, liver, brown rice, safflower oil, sesame oil, almonds,Â mangoes, wheat germ oil, corn oil, broccoli and spinach.
Hot flashes are one of the main menopause symptoms and caused varying severity ofÂ discomfort for woman, from mild to simply horrible.
Black Cohosh imitates the effects of estrogen and can be used as a menopause natural alternative for hot flashes (it can also be used to help reduce vaginal dryness, anxiety, and irritability).
Black Cohosh is reasonably priced andÂ can be found in health stores and comes in the form of either tea or supplements.
Vitamin B-Complex can be easily depleted with stress that often accompanies menopause and can caused mood swings. Replacements of Vitamin B can be found abundantly in wheat germ or can be taken as supplements, B vitamin 100 mg, time released maybe sufficient.
Bioflavonoids are a good menopause alternative and act as estrogen substitutes. They have been reported to help relieve symptoms of mood swings and hot flashes. ( Side note here, I take my 100 mg B complex every day and frankly, don’t leave home without it)
Bioflavonoids are mostly found in citrus fruits.
Echinacea or Vitamin C has help women who experience an increase in urination or those who contract a urinary tract infection.
Vitamin C is found in strawberries, oranges, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, kale, collards, parsley, asparagus, tomatoes, salmon, and liver.
Cranberry juice and water can also help with urinary tract infections.
Mood swings are notÂ desirable under any circumstance and can make life miserable for everyone around.
Fatty acids have been reported toÂ reduce mood swings andÂ can help to regulate hormones and reduce mood swings.
Examples of fatty acids are Omega 3 and Omega 6. Fatty acids can also be found in flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, mackerel, tuna, salmon, sunflower oil, sesame oil, and safflower oil.
Evening Primrose...”For help with menopause, evening primrose oil is made from the plantâ€™s seeds, which contains special oil comprised of gamma linolenic acid. When taking in capsule form, as described at the start of the article, women state they feel better, noticing the menopausal symptoms to be less intense. The fats and oils found in the plant are essential to overall health, along with the prevention of many chronic diseases. Since the body needs to maintain a healthy dose of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, the primrose provides this.
The problem is that most menopausal women simply do not get an adequate supply of essential fatty acids.
These fatty acids help by producing compounds similar to hormones that help maintain membrane function, cut down on swelling and inflammation, constrict blood vessels, control pain, support the bodyâ€™s natural immune response, prevent blood clots, and so on.
Therefore, when it comes to menopause and evening primrose oil, you can see the benefits are huge. The problem is that the body is not capable of making essential fatty acids so they have to be obtained through supplements or diet.
The great thing about evening primrose oil is that it literally helps with every part of the body. By taking this supplement, your body is getting the constant supply of essential fatty acids it needs.”
Damiana, traditionally known as an aphrodisiac for women, acts on the nervous system to help relieve anxiety and depression, and can be helpful for hot flashes associated with menopause.This natural menopausal herb is simply pituitary regulator as well as antidepressant.
Perfect when its leaves are dried; take a bout 100 to 150 mg in capsule or tablet, 3-4 times a day; a tincture of Â˝ teaspoonfuls two or three times every day.
Be sure to eat a healthy diet, remembering to exercise regularly, exercise release endorphins, which trigger a sense of well being.Â Also remember to be kind to yourselfÂ by relaxing and staying rested.
Avoiding caffeine and caffeinatedÂ foods excessive salt, sugar, alcohol, and processed foods are especially essential if you are experience discomfort with menopause.
Natural menopause alternativeÂ may help considerably in reducing menopausal symptoms and may help you with coping during this transitional phase of your life. Hopefully the suggestions given has provided you with significant insight into how to treat hot flashes naturally.
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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.