It can be very frustrating to have to try lots of supposed remedies in an attempt to treat your menopause. You might have friends surrounding you that have found good treatment methods. They might even be pushing you to try the things they have tried. Try to remind yourself that they mean well. They just want to help you find a way to feel better than you do now.
Sadly, (but not surprisingly), there is no menopause treatment that works the same way with every woman. This is because all women go through menopause differently. The treatment that works well for your friend might not work very well for you (and vice versa). A doctor is a good person to talk to when you need help dealing with your symptoms. Here are some recommendations you might consider – but it’s important to do your homework before ingesting or using anything at all.
1. Utilize the values of foods that are rich in phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens come directly from nutritious plants. Lignans and isoflavones are two forms of phytoestrogens found in a variety of food you eat. Fruits and vegetables are only a few of the foods containing lignans.
2. Isoflavones are also found in some beans. The use of foods containing phytoestrogens helps many women avoid using synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Some women report feeling a decrease in their symptoms. One thing’s for sure: eating nutritiously cannot possibly harm anyone.
3. Lots of women take hormones in the belief that replacing the “lost” natural hormones is a good idea. The latest type of hormone is the bioidentical hormone that is supposedly identical to the human female body. They’re aren’t the same, though, because most of them come from animals like horses, who are definitely not identical to humans, although there are similarities of course.
4. One of the most miserable or hormone symptoms is suddenly, without warning, being on fire – and usually covered with sweat. It’s not only uncomfortable, it can be extremely embarrassing. Vitamin E can reduce these symptoms in many women. It’s best to obtain this vitamin from your food simply because it’s more easily absorbed and utilized. The dangers of overdosing are greatly exaggerated but the danger is non-existent if Vitamin E comes from our food.
5. It’s no news that women need more and more calcium as they age. What is less well known is that calcium is of little use without magnesium and the usual ration is about two-to-one. So if you want to protect your bones and avoid dreaded osteoporosis, be sure to avoid taking calcium in isolation. The human body can’t absorb it well without magnesium and many supplements are sold in this combination.
6. If you’re going to use any kind of prescription drugs – or even over-the-counter drugs – you must see a doctor on a regular basis. She will be able to monitor your progress and catch any potential complications before they develop into a serious health issue.
There are a multitude of treatments available for every symptom. Every female will go through the change in a different way. Many women will not require official treatment whereas others will. It is extremely important to remember you do have options for help if you reach out and take them. There are more ways to reduce the effects of menopause on your sanity than can be discussed in one article.