Under the pretext that they can ease the life transition called “menopause”, pharmaceutical companies market many menopausal estrogen and combined hormone pills. However, in the normal life of a woman it is considered as a disease. The justification is given with regards to the preservation of bone stock, however there are no studies that show any such effect and there are natural ways to keep bones healthy.
Side effects associated with hormone therapy – headaches and migraines, breast pain, swelling of the body, irritability, vaginal bleeding, blood clots and in the long term, the risks include: heart and gall bladder disease, female cancers, liver dysfunction, etc. – This is enough, encourage women to refer to other solutions.
Homeopathy rebalances the system and causes no side effect for both during the fertile period and the menopause. Symptomatically, for both physical and psychological (mood swings, irritability, depression), doctors can prescribe a suitable product.
Found in the market as pellets from the products from plants (phytoestrogens) which can correct the symptoms, such as hot flashes, headaches or night sweats are the most common. Phytoestrogens (isoflavones, lignans, coumestans, etc.) are non-steroidal compounds that are present in many plants and have a structural similarity with estrogen. The highest concentrations of isoflavones are found in soybeans and its derived products. With regard to the family of lignans, whole grains and flax seeds are particularly rich source.
However it is important, that you are well informed. If the symptoms indicate a dominance of estrogen, usually caused by a lack of progesterone, a gel in wild yam has little chance of helping. You must then use a bioidentical progesterone cream l.
The hormone replacement therapy is changing the way the woman see the emotional distress in menopause and the code of conduct is now amended. Menopausal women feel more “masculine” as the estrogen levels drop and they can feel changes.
Sex hormones are synthesized from cholesterol by the liver. It has every interest in ensuring the health of this body, through healthy eating and products rich in phytoestrogens (soybean oil and flax seeds, nuts, whole grains, potatoes, celery, parsley, etc.) which are known for their action on hormonal changes.
Dr. Herman Adlercreutz, researcher at the University of Helsinki, believes that soy (and its derivatives) contains isoflavones in an amount sufficient to induce biological effects in postmenopausal women with low estrogen levels. In a comparative study, he found that there were high levels isoflavones in the urine of Japanese women (100 to 1000 times higher than those of American and Finnish women). Isoflavones also help to maintain bone density.
Finally, drinking plenty of water helps hydrate the tissue. Certain foods (spicy foods, coffee, alcohol, sugar, chocolate), however, are known to cause hot flashes.
Some effective plants
Plants have choleretic bile (which is bitter) and stimulates liver functions to promote a better synthesis of hormones. Among the most effective are:
- Wild Yam, Chaste Tree (berry) and yarrow, phytoprogestogen;
- Milk Thistle, to regenerate liver cells (liver);
- Dandelion (root tincture) and evening primrose oil, that stimulate the secretion of bile and liver functions respectively
- Black cohosh, sage, hops and Dong Quai, as the phytoestrogens;
- St. John’s Wort and valerian root, which treat mild depression and insomnia, respectively.
We can reduce the frequency and intensity of menopausal symptoms with regular exercise and relaxing, stress is a recognized endocrine disruptor. Finally, regular sexual interactions promote sanitation and lubrication of the vaginal tissues and genitalia.