Living Through Menopause
“The Change” - Menopause happens to every woman and is a part of the natural aging process. Estrogen and progesterone production slows down and menstruation ends.
Menopause is not an illness or a disorder, but a natural biological transition. The signs and symptoms of menopause vary widely for each woman and can typically occur between the ages of 42 and 56. Some women experience very mild symptoms while some women suffer more. Some of the symptoms include:
* weight gain
* hot flashes
* mood swings
* night sweats
* joint pain
* short-term memory problems
* urinary tract infections
* itchy skin
* dry eyes
* vaginal dryness
* bowel upset
While you can’t stop the symptoms from actually occurring, there are a number of remedies to help ease the discomfort. Hormone therapy (HT) has been widely used in recent decades to relieve the signs and symptoms of menopause and - doctors thought - to prevent diseases associated with aging. However, new long-term evidence has demonstrated that HT may actually increase the risk of serious health conditions, such as heart disease, breast cancer and stroke.
Many women are seeking safer alternative treatments for menopause. Herbal supplements with components that are similar to the estrogen found in a woman’s body are leading the way. Herbal supplements generally have no side effects and can bring relief for the multitude of symptoms associated with menopause.
There are several excellent products on the market that are specially formulated for menopausal symptoms. Native Remedies has developed several formulas to help women ease discomfort of their specific symptoms. It is very important for women going through the menopause transition to eat healthy and exercise.
Menopause is not the end of life, but a new stage of life. Many woman worry they will not enjoy sex after menopause but many women discover a renewed or even redoubled libido after the menopause.
It is important to remember that women can and do enjoy active and fulfilling sex lives throughout their menopausal years.