Menopause is the end of female reproductive cycle. This is also a natural process of ageing that happens to every woman at the stage of early 50s. Menopause brings the end of menstrual cycles and the reason behind this is the reduced production of female hormones.
It is not a disease but a new phase in women’s life that happens as she gets older. This process starts before the actual menopause symptoms are experienced. Hormonal levels fluctuate and eventually become very low and monthly menstruation stops. Sometimes the age varies among women and it can occur even at the age of 45 or 40.
Vaginal dryness – Vaginal lubrication becomes inadequate and cause serious disturbance.
Pains and aches – Normal pain increases such as back pain, headache, neck, joint and headaches.
Bladder problems – During the menopause women complain about bladder problems such as low capacity of the bladder, bladder infection, frequent urination, and incapability to hold urine. Bladder problems occur when the tissues doesn’t get enough estrogen.
Skin problems – Skin fibers are very sensitive to estrogen and as a result of hormonal deficiency skin becomes dry, thin, wrinkle prone and starts aging.
Emotion – Depression, irritability, anxiety and personality changes are experienced during menopause. Women also go through several stressful situations.
Many of the discomforts and symptoms associated with menopause are well relieved by usage of natural remedies, an alteration in diet and some specific herbs usage.
Following Are Some Natural Remedies For Menopause
Take Plants Containing Estrogenic Substances
To increase the level of estrogen in body increase the intake of plants which are high in estrogen such as soybeans, crushed flaxseeds, soy sprouts, garlic, sesame seeds, green beans, pumpkin seeds, yams, wheat, cucumbers, corn, anise seeds, apples, beets, papaya, olive oil, sunflower seeds, cabbage olives, peas and oats are vital sources of estrogen and moreover high in vitamins, minerals and fiber which are beneficial for menopause as well as for overall health.
Almond Oil, Geranium Oil, Vitamin E Capsule
Take small amount of almond oil, 2 drops essential oil of geranium, and 1Vitamin E capsule (1,000 IU) and combine the ingredients thoroughly. Apply the combination both outside and inside the vagina for 2 times a day. This is an effective natural home remedy for menopause.
Nothing can substitute drinking plenty of water. Consume at least 8 glasses of distilled-steamed water. It will lessen the hot flashes.
Licorice possesses estrogenic effects which are very effective in treating menopausal symptoms. Regular usage of this herb can diminish hot flashes. You can also use red clover, black cohosh or alfalfa which contains phytoestrogen effective towards the same cause. Herbal remedies works equally good and natural for all menopausal problems.
Take one teaspoon of carrot seeds and boil it in milk (cow’s milk). Take this regularly. This is a helpful and natural menopause remedy.
Take 60 to 90 ml of beet juice three times a day. Beet juice is very useful in the treatment of menopause. Sleeping disorders associated with menopause.
Most of the women experience sleeping disorders once they reach the menopause stage. Night sweats and hot flashes can get you up several times in a night. However menopause brings certain changes in some part of brain that normalize sleep. It’s all because of the change in the hormonal levels that affects the sleep cycles.
Following Are Some Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Sleep Disorders Related To Menopause
Plan A Regular Schedule Of Sleep Wake
You should take enough sleep to feel properly rested. Exercise regularly either early evening or late afternoon so that you feel tired before going to bed. You can also go for long walk after the dinner. Reduce intake of caffeine especially avoid caffeinated drinks after afternoon. Caffeine may keep you awake and make you all the more irritated and stressed.Yoga is also helpful. Do some yoga or any other meditative exercise before bed time.Strictly avoid alcohol.
Avoid Taking Sleeping Pills
Pills do not work in the long run and if you get addicted, it can prove fatal. Keep your sleeping pills usages only for rare circumstances like travelling, temporary stress or for anxiety disorders for which you are under medical guidance. Take warm milk or a cup of herbal tea prepared with milk. Milk contains tryptophan, amino acid in mild form and natural sedative which can make you feel drowsy.
Diet For Menopause
With age our digestive tract works in a less effective way and the digestion process takes longer. It becomes difficult for our body to handle high calorie foods. The right diet is the best natural remedy for menopause. Here is the list of foods recommended for menopausal stage:
Fruits should be taken regularly. Eat melons, citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges and bananas as they are rich in potassium.Include lots of green vegetables in your diet especially dark and leafy vegetables such as collard greens, kale, spinach, broccoli, pak choi, peppers, cabbage and tomatoes. Add soy foods such as soy milk, soybeans, tofu and soy yoghurt into your regular diet.
Take fiber regularly of generous amount. Instead of white flour or bread eat oats, wheatgerm, bread made of wholegrain and rye. Instead of white rice take brown rice of long grain. However you can take basmati.
Take less regular potatoes and more of sweet potatoes.Add lentils and beans to your main course meals.Use unprocessed oils for cooking instead of processed oils. Select canola, flaxseed oil, wheatgerm and ‘extra virgin olive oil’.Add oily fish such as mackerel and salmon to your diet regularly. Oily fishes are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids and provide huge health benefits.
Take healthy snacks such as nuts such as walnuts or Brazils, dried fruits such as figs and apricots and seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin and linseeds.Drink plenty of water or mineral water and reduce the consumption of caffeine.You need not follow all the mentioned diet but do not deviate too much from the recommended menopause diet.
Right eating will help to eliminate the menopause symptoms including bloating, hot flashes, water retention, depression and tiredness. Healthy eating combined with regular exercise and practice of natural remedies will help to mange healthy weight as you age.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.