Menopause Symptoms - 16 Key Indications


by Max Hill - Date: 2007-07-11 - Word Count: 374 Share This!

What Is Menopause?
As the menopause approaches, there is a decrease in estrogen production by the body. This most often happens between the ages of 45 and 55. This shift in hormone balance affects nearly every body system and causes a mixture of symptoms. Fortunately, alternative therapy offers some solutions to these symptoms.

As menopause symptoms can vary massively from woman to woman, it can sometimes be hard to tell whether they are produced by menopause or another health issue. For example, symptoms of low blood sugar and those of menopause can sometimes be confused. Hot flashes and variations in mood can accompany low blood sugar as well as menopause.

Menopause Symptoms
The commonest menopause symptoms include:

* Hot flashes, referred to hot flushes in the UK
* Irritability, anger and frustration
* Night sweats
* Fatigue or a drained feeling
* Loss of libido
* Vaginal dryness
* Insomnia
* Depression (while menopause is not thought to be responsible for depression the two can occur at the same time)
* Foggy thinking
* Reduced appetite
* Rapid heart beat (palpitations)
* Diminished skin elasticity
* Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
* Panic attacks

Some other conditions can be aggravated during menopause which are not so noticeable. These include:

* Arteriosclerosis, and
* Osteoporosis

Can Anything Be Done About Menopause Symptoms?
Menopause isn't life threatening but some have reported that it can feel like it is, because menopause symptoms can be so frustrating! Happily, various measures can be undertaken to help head off menopause symptoms using a programme of natural healthcare. You can create this programme yourself by using the ideas in this article as a starting point. If practical, involve experienced practitioners in complementary therapy for advice and treatment.

Your healthcare programme should include diet, exercise, relaxation and herbal or homoeopathic remedies. Acupuncture can also be very helpful at this time. A programme of this kind can be most worthwhile at menopause, helping you to deal proactively with the symptoms in a regulated fashion.

Herbs such as agnus castus and dong quai have a long history of helping women. However, remember that these will give optimal benefits when used as part of a holistic approach to healthcare - 'your programme'.

Natural Healthcare For Menopause Symptoms
When menopause symptoms begin consider using natural methods to help you manage it. For best results, develop your own 'programme' of measures and follow it conscientiously.

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Max Hill has been a practitioner in natural healthcare for over 20 years. He loves sharing what he knows about natural healing. For example, on his website www.herbal-menopause.com he gives comprehensive information about menopause symptoms.

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