How to Cope with Menopause the Natural Way
What is menopause?
Menopause is effectively the shutting down of the reproduction system because the ovaries no longer produce the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. This puts an end to the menstrual cycle. Many women are disturbed by the changes taking place in the body caused by these upsetting menopausal symptoms.
The symptoms may include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, unusual weight gain, depression, and anxiety. Most women will seek help and relief from at least some of these unpleasant menopausal symptoms.
Menopause is not an illness, but sometimes the disturbing symptoms may give some women the idea they are actually ill.
Today, more and more women are turning to alternative and natural treatments, instead of the traditional synthetic estrogen with possible dangerous side effects that can increase the risk of breast cancer, and maybe even a fatal blood clot.
What sort of natural options is available?
- A good diet, which is low in refined foods, but high in essential nutrients and more alkaline forming foods, is a good place to start.
- Mineral supplements such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium, will help with bone mass and keep the heart steady.
- Spend some time in the sun and take extra vitamin D supplements.
- Regular exercise is also good for preserving bone mass, reducing fat, and helping estrogen and progesterone ratios.
- Take some action to reduce stress, as emotions play a significant role in our health.
Is menopause inevitable for all women?
Menopause is going to happen. This is an indisputable fact, a natural transition in the life of a woman, whether it be a result of surgery, or simply age-related. How you react to the changes in your body, will determine how you cope with the symptoms, which also vary from woman to woman.
Losing estrogen is the most important factor in menopause. There is a school of thought that loss of estrogen is a natural process, and that replacing it with synthetic estrogen – is not natural.
Research has shown that synthetic estrogen may have dangerous side effects which can increase the risk of death from pulmonary embolism, as well as a marked increase in the chances of developing breast cancer.
For natural replacement of estrogen, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) combined with a healthy diet and good lifestyle habits – is the way to go.
To lift your spirits and restore your zeal for life, levels of this vital hormone need to be correctly balanced. Synthetic estrogen is not in any way similar to the estrogen produced by your body. Science has provided evidence that the body cannot naturally metabolize synthetic estrogen, and this is where the potential side effects may come into play.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) provides hormone treatment that has the identical molecular structure as the hormones made naturally in your body. Because they are made from extracts of plants such as yam or soy, these hormones are less likely to have any side effects. BHRT also ensures that you get the correct dosage of estrogen you need. A simple blood test will reveal the exact amount you need.
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At Renew Health and Wellness, our expert, professional medical team are able to give you all the advice and assistance you may require.
For more information about the BHRT treatment, contact us at www.renewmetoday.com to take the Hormone Health Test and find out the location of your nearest renew office.
- Dr. Johnathan Wright MD.
- Web MD