Hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings and other annoying ailments are associated with the period of menopause. Until recently, it was thought that the best way to reduce the symptoms of menopause is hormone replacement therapy. We now know that hormones are ineffective and also increase the risk of stroke and breast cancer. So how to deal with tiring ailments related to menopause?
In some cases, hormone therapy can actually be effective and relatively safe. However, natural ways to deal with the symptoms of menopause are preferred, which are mainly due to the reduced production of estrogen. The severity of symptoms can be very diverse and depends on many circumstances – such as stress, overweight, sleep deficiency, traumatic life events, vitamin deficiencies and health problems.
Natural methods that help ease the symptoms of menopause.
Soy is the most well-known natural product used at menopause. Soy contains a large amount of phytoestrogens that have a function similar to the natural estrogen of a woman. Despite many opponents, there are also experts who believe that soya phytoestrogens are sufficient to counteract the symptoms of menopause.
In nature there are also other plants that can be a source of phytoestrogens. These are products with high fiber content, including cereals and flaxseed. Consuming products containing phytoestrogens, it should be taken into account that excess estrogen is a risk factor in the case of predisposition to breast cancer. In this case, you should limit the intake of flaxseed to 2-3 tablespoons a day.
Mood swings associated with menopause can be relieved by using various relaxation techniques (yoga, meditation) that help relieve stress. Scientific studies confirm that hot flushes can be effectively mitigated by hypnotic relaxation therapy.
A proper diet is a particularly important factor that helps to alleviate the long-term symptoms of menopause. Heart disease is not counted as a symptom of menopause, but after menopause, the risk of heart disease may increase by increasing blood pressure and increasing cholesterol levels. Therefore, especially after menopause, it is recommended to consume omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, which are particularly helpful in lowering triglyceride levels.
There are also dietary supplements recommended for menopause. The producer of the LAMININE supplement suggests taking 2-3 capsules of the preparation in light ailments, or 4-5 capsules with severe symptoms of menopause.