The climacteric causes a hormonal change in the female body. The time is not clearly specified, but menopause can cause some symptoms. The impairments, both physically and mentally, can be well controlled and treated with natural measures. Fortunately, two thirds of women only suffer from mild to moderate impairments that can be alleviated using natural methods. With a little patience and mindfulness, women come well through menopause.
Female sex hormones are primarily necessary for reproduction, but they also perform other important tasks in the body. With the onset of menopause, there is an estrogen and progesterone deficiency, which not only means the end of fertility, but also brings other bodily functions out of balance.
The sex hormones influence the messenger substances serotonin and dopamine in the brain. The drop in hormones during menopause affects mood. Mood swings or even depression are triggered by the deficiency. In addition, there are sometimes very violent physical complaints, such as sweating, flashes, insomnia, weight gain, changes in figure, dry skin, chest pain and loss of libido.
With all these unpleasant impairments, it is not surprising that many women feel overwhelmed by their own bodies and see the menopause period negatively. The opposite is the case. With support, women around 50 can really take off. There are different natural and side effect-free measures to alleviate the symptoms of menopause.
For a long time, taking synthetic hormone preparations to treat menopausal symptoms was a matter of course and mandatory. Even before the first signs of menopausal symptoms became noticeable, women used the hormones to help them stay fit, youthful and healthy. A large study around ten years ago that strongly criticized hormone therapy and even classified it as dangerous, caused a rethink.
More and more women are choosing to naturally alleviate menopausal symptoms. A healthy and positive lifestyle helps to get through the menopause with fewer symptoms. Women who are well informed about the menopause have fewer physical and psychological problems in accepting the change in life.
It makes perfect sense to look for ways to keep the symptoms as low as possible long before starting the switch. Almost all women are dominated by the desire to intervene naturally and to alleviate or eliminate the impairments without hormones.
Menopausal symptoms can be treated with qigong, yoga or tai chi without hormones. Movement is good for the body and improves the quality of life. Women who choose Qigong, Yoga or Tai-Chi complain much less about anxiety, irritability or depressive moods during the menopause.
Exercise and sport not only help through menopause, but also have another important side effect: the risk of developing diabetes mellitus or heart disease is considerably reduced through regular exercise.
As already mentioned, many women only suffer from mild to moderate symptoms during menopause. Therefore, the use of herbal substances in the form of food supplements or teas is usually sufficient. Important plants that are used for herbal teas for menopausal symptoms are: red clover, soy, black cohosh, sage, St. John's wort, yam hops, night root and monk's pepper.
Isoflavones, which are part of the so-called secondary plant substances, are obtained from soy and red clover. These are the substances that plants produce to protect themselves from damage and disease. With the consumption of these plants, women also absorb their protective substances.
Medicinal herbal teas used in moderation can alleviate menopausal symptoms, but caution is advised. Some plants are not approved as medicinal plants and there are insufficient long-term scientific studies on which plants actually lead to the desired success and which plants can cause side effects.
If the complaints make everyday life a torture, women want to do something about it. Some do not want or are not allowed to use hormonal therapy and consciously decide against products with hormonal or phytoestrogenic effects. Acupuncture is a good and effective alternative to medicinal plants. There is a significant improvement in hot flashes.
The naturopathic form of therapy can even outperform drug therapy. The good thing about it: acupuncture works effectively and without side effects. Absolute contraindications for hormone treatment are previous thromboses or embolisms, severe heart, kidney or liver diseases and hormone-dependent cancers. Acupuncture enables these women to relieve menopausal symptoms.
Thanks to innovative treatment methods, the changes in women's bodies that the menopause brings with it are no longer an inevitable evil. The individuality of every woman is also reflected in the individuality of the treatment of menopausal symptoms. Every change holds the opportunity for a positive new beginning.
Patience and mindfulness make the transition easier. Stressful menopausal symptoms should not affect the quality of life. Different forms of treatment make it possible to get through the climacteric with power and to really enjoy life during and after the transition. It is important that every woman develops a positive body feeling and accepts her body during and after the change.