Menopause essentially means cessation of the menstrual cycle and occurs in every woman after the age of 45. The decline of female reproductive hormones like oestrogen bring about intense changes in the woman’s body like hot flashes, palpitations, osteoporosis, brittle nails, dry skin and vaginal dryness.
While a decline in oestrogen stops the woman’s menstrual cycle, it also affects many other bodily functions like that of the liver, heart, the kidneys and the joints. Skin collagen gets affected making the skin dry and inelastic. While women have the option of going in for Hormone Replacement Therapy, it is infinitely better to deal with menopause with the help of these natural cures.
Take a diet that is rich on flavanoids, anti oxidants, fibre and estrogenic components. Eat fruits, papaya seeds, flaxseeds, oats, soya, apples and olives to alleviate the symptoms of menopause and to also maintain good health.
Have a lot of water. This will help you deal with the hot flashes that seem to occur during menopause. Have coconut water, fruit juices to protect your heart and also for optimal kidney function.
Tone The Skin
For dry and dehydrated skin, use a good scrub and toner. Moisturize it well with essential oils and almond oil. Take a supplement of primrose oil which helps keep your skin in good health.
Mineral And Vitamin E Supplements
Speak to your doctor and take supplements high on zinc, selenium and vitamin E that will counter your symptoms and will also deal with itchy and dry skin.
Vaginal dryness and inadequate lubrication is another symptom of menopause. To combat it, use some almond oil or baby oil in around your vaginal opening for better lubrication during inter course. You can also make use of over the counter lubricants like KY jelly and astroglide.
Airy And Well Ventilated Living Area
If you experience hot flashes and sleep disturbances, make sure that your room is sufficiently cool and well ventilated. If you are extremely hot, you can take solace from an air conditioner. Wear loose, cotton clothes and avoid caffeinated and carbonated beverages which leave you feeling dehydrated and drained out.Have a cool shower to get rid of hot flashes. Say ‘no’ to tepid water and hot drinks. Sip on lemonade and butter milk for the extra cooling effect.
Beet Root Juice
Take 40-60 ml of beetroot juice 3-4 times in a day to alleviate the symptoms of menopause.
Except for the evening when hot flashes are at their worst, do take out the time for exercising which will keep your body in good shape. It will also prevent heart disease which is prominent in post menopauseal women. Indulge in cooling exercises like a swim in the pool or an early morning walk in cool and fresh air.
Milk And Turmeric
Have a cool glass of milk at night and dissolve a pinch of turmeric in it. Milk lulls you into sleep and the turmeric has soothing properties that can calm an agitated and stressed mind.
It is very important to relax and meditate. Keep stress and emotional problems at bay. You can opt for yoga and pranayam both of which promote relaxation.
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