Help during the menopause - our 28 day challenge is designed for women with hormonal imbalances, either pre-menopause, peri-menopause or post menopause.
If you suffer from hormonal imbalance, heavy periods, irregular periods,PMS, fibroids, endometriosis or any other hormone related condition, you will benefit from a completely natural approach to balancing hormones.
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What is menopause?
Typically a woman’s’ ovaries stop producing eggs in her early 50’s and her menstrual cycle ceases. When she has not had a period for 6 months then she is said to have completed the menopause. Though the menopause is not a disease, it does have some unpleasant symptoms. For five to ten years before a woman has her last period she may experience menstrual irregularities, hot flushes, and irritability; after the menopause, she faces possible vaginal dryness, a decline in bone mass and an increased risk of heart disease.
What are the symptoms?
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Vaginal dryness
- Rapid aging
- Urinary incontinence
- Memory lapses
- Loss of sexual desire
- Osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, breast and vaginal cancer are some of the more serious health concerns often linked with the menopause
Always see your GP or Medical Practitioner if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms for a professional diagnosis.
What causes it?
As the ovaries gradually stop manufacturing the hormones oestrogen and progesterone, menopausal symptoms and the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis increase. Many women opt for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), but worries about links between long-term HRT and breast cancer motivate some women to try natural remedies. These remedies are also beneficial for women experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms while still menstruating.
How can Nutritional Therapy help?
Diet, herbs and specific supplements are a key way of managing the symptoms during menopause and maintaining health in the years that follow. In some cases eating the right foods and using appropriate herbs and supplements can eliminate the symptoms of menopause altogether.
For example, plant compounds called Phytoestrogens found in certain foods can partially compensate for declining oestrogen levels the body. Medicinal herbs and limiting the intake of salt, caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods can help prevent hot flushes.
More indirectly but just as important, good nutrition can be used to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, which is often a big help in managing the symptoms of menopause.
Nutritional therapy also offers strategies to counter osteoporosis, which now affects around 50% of older women and is a common concern for women in the menopause.
Laboratory tests are often used to build up a picture of the unique factors at play in each individual, in particular the Menopause Profile which measures oestrogen and progesterone levels and yields indicators of osteoporosis and cancer risk.
At Natural Solutions, we will create a personalised strategy for dealing with your menopause, based on a detailed understanding of your own unique person and circumstances. We offer a natural and effective way to manage symptoms and health concerns of menopause, especially for those concerned about the possible risks of conventional treatments such as HRT.