Management of Peri Menopause and Early Menopause Help
Peri menopause or the early menopause stages can be quite a
frightening experience. There may be relief in the fact that your
periods are ending but it can also invoke a fear of old age catching up.
Although it's tempting to think of menopause as a disease and treat it
with hormones (HRT) there are other more natural options available to try
before you go rushing for the hormone replacement therapy.
Natural Remedies For Peri Menopause
- Review your diet and make the necessary
lifestyle adjustments (easier said than done but well worth it for your
health in general). The best diet contains organic fruit and vegetables,
with some fish and meat, and minimal or no fast food and processed
- Coffee and alcohol intake should be
minimal and smoking should be avoided. Avoid partially hydrogenated oils
and margarine made from those oils. Minimize your sugar intake as well
as and other refined carbohydrates because they are highly processed.
- Make sure you stay hydrated. Listen to your body and drink water frequently during the day. This also helps with hot flashes.
exercise is essential to help increase energy levels and beat the awful
feeling of fatigue and improve hot flashes which are common symptoms of
menopause. Even a brisk 10 - minute walk is better than nothing. Hormone yoga therapy has become extremely popular as an effective exercise during menopause.
Restore or maximize the health of receptor sites using essential fatty
acids and other nutrients such as vitamin A (skin and mucous membranes),
B vitamins, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, vitamins D and E, calcium and
- Restore and maximize the health of the
liver and bowels with nutrients such as pro-bioitics, glutamine and
digestive enzyme supplements.
- Consider herbal
products that influence and support the body’s own intrinsic hormonal
supply. These include black cohosh, chaste tree, macca, dong quai,
yarrow, sarsparilla and wild yam.
- If all the above are in place and hormones still seem necessary then Bio-identical hormones should be considered.
menopause should not be seen as a crisis but rather as a change that
requires special care. You can gain good control of your early menopause
by optimising your health, especially of your bowel, blood and liver.
can also make sure that the receptor sites for hormone function are not
being distorted by synthetic hormones, xenoestrogens and other
pollutants. Ensure that you are getting all the nutrients required for
optimal function and find strategies for dealing with stress creatively.
Natural bio-identical hormones do have their place but don't always have to be the first choice during peri menopause.
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