Menopause is simply the end of menstruation for a woman. Also called the change of life, there are accompanying symptoms. For many women, these symptoms are a minor annoyance while for many others they can be devastating. Thankfully, there are treatment options available to help relieve symptoms until a woman reaches post menopause.
Options for Treatment
For a rare few, menopause does not create that big of a deal. Their symptoms are minimal or more to the point the effects of the symptoms is minimal. Every woman goes through menopause and experiences symptoms to a lesser or greater degree.
Lifestyle changes are one approach. If you drink at all, limit alcohol. If you smoke quit: I know that's easier said than done. Eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise are also effective for relieving menopause symptoms as well as for your over-all health. Having open communication with your partner about your intimacy and accepting the fact that you are aging can all lead to relief.
The use of pharmaceuticals - drugs prescribed by your physician can also provide relief however; they also come with some serious side effects. HRT - hormone replacement therapy helps to relieve the diminishing levels of female hormones - estrogen and progesterone. They are effective but again can come with some dangerous side effects such as heart attack, stroke, or breast cancer to name a few. Due to the seriousness of these side effects, many are turning to alternative treatments.
Alternative Treatments include herbal supplements. The herbs used in herbal supplements are a blend of herbs known to benefit symptoms of menopause. High quality supplements will have been put through rigorous testing. The ingredients will have been examined at the molecular to determine their metabolic paths. The interactions of the ingredients are also observed.
When manufactured they are made to pharmaceutical grade standards. This helps to guarantee the consumer that they are getting exactly what the label says they are getting. These processes also help to guarantee their purity, safety, and effectiveness.
They will contain no additives, preservatives or fillers.
There are phyto-estrogen herbs such as Black Cohosh. Phyto-estrogen herbs that actually lowers the body's ability to make its own hormones. There are non-estrogenic herbs that true to its name, do not contain estrogen. They are known to help the hormonal glands to more effectively produce the body's own hormones. The most effective herbal supplements are a combination of phyto-estrogen and non-estrogenic herbs.
Menopause has accompanying symptoms that affect all women to a greater or lesser degree. If you are among those whose symptoms are serious enough to warrant treatment, there is hope. Some life style changes such as eating healthy and exercising can be effective.
HRT - hormone replacement therapy is an effective way to go but there are some very serious risks associated with their use - some potentially fatal. Many people now are opting for natural treatments such as herbal supplements. Herbal supplements of the highest quality will have been rigorously tested and made to pharmaceutical standards.
Only standardized herbal extracts are used because this is where the most active ingredients are found. Ladies there are choices and your doctor will help you to determine which one (or combination of treatments) will best provide relief.