For all menopausal women out there looking for alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), finding an effective natural menopause treatment that works on a consistent basis can be an extremely frustrating and tiresome process. Whether you are suffering from hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, memory issues or mood swings, the main aim of this article is to provide you with some of the natural menopause treatments that have actually been proven to be effective for many women around the world.
To begin with let us talk about hot flashes and night sweats. Both of these unpleasant symptoms are amongst the most commonly complained about side effects of the menopause, therefore it’s only natural that we start with those. The first thing to understand is that most instances of hot flashes and night sweats are closely linked to the hormonal imbalances that occur during the menopause. Take some time to experiment with a variety of herbal remedies that specialize in balancing and replenishing your natural hormones, such as oestrogen. In addition to this, take some time to learn a few breathing and relaxation techniques. One popular breathing exercise is to take a slow, deliberate breath, count backwards from 5 to 1 and then slowly exhale. Employ this strategy when you feel a hot flash beginning and it could minimize the severity.
Another frequently reported menopausal condition is mood swings. If you feel like you want to “bite someone’s head off” for no real reason or you are experiencing feelings of unexplained unhappiness, the chances are you are suffering from mood swings. An effective calming practice that can help you to adjust to the many internal changes occurring is meditation. By taking a few moments out each day to meditate and reflect, you can subtly alter your brain chemistry in such a way that it allows you to reduce your stress levels and approach life with a clear mind. Another form of meditation to perhaps consider is acupuncture, where specialists in this area can prepare your body and allow it to enter a previously unreachable relaxed state.
Memory loss associated with the menopause can be especially frustrating, as some women find that remembering simple little details, words, names where they placed objects such as car keys, seem to be locked away in a sort of mind fog. Before you start to go crazy from these forgetful instances, let us take a look at a few natural menopause treatments that can help our minds to recall details more clearly and effectively. Be aware of your stress levels and take some time out each day to do something you truly enjoy. By doing this, you allow your mind to feel more relaxed as it is having a respite from worrying about your normal day to day responsibilities along with added stress from the menopause. Another aspect to be aware of is sleep. By ensuring you are getting an adequate amount of sleep, it might be necessary to take the odd “power nap” to aid memory function.
One physical change sure to upset most women is weight gain. It is very common for women, who have never experienced weight problems in their lives, to suddenly have difficulty in controlling their weight as the menopause begins. The first step in curtailing this issue is to employ some of the aforementioned stress and relaxation methods. It is a well known fact that high stress levels cause the hormone cortical to be produced which, in turn, interferes with the body’s ability to maintain its normal weight level. While the menopause brings great changes with it, it is also the perfect time to make a few changes of your own. Have a look at your current diet and try to develop one that is focussed on keeping the body healthy. Finally, the one that everyone knows is essential, yet avoids, exercise. If you find your weight gain is spiralling out of control, then this is the perfect time to take up a new hobby such as hill walking, swimming or some other activity that captures your interest.
Good luck to all women looking for natural menopause treatments, keep persevering and I’m sure you will find the combination that works for you.