Menopause symptoms can be distressing, annoying, and aggravating. The can also be short-lived. They keep women stressed, anxious, sweaty, and tired as estrogen wanes during menopausal year. Meditation, massage and acupuncture have been known to ease these symptoms as can living an overall healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet, and exercising regulary.
Women who eat soy can significantly decrease symptoms of menopause. Soy helps the body to produce equol which reduces hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms. St. John’s Wort is an herb that helps you beat the blues. Common in Europe this herb helps ease symptoms of anxiety, irritability, and sleeplessness. Vitamin D, which comes from milk, eggs, sun, and dark, leafy vegetables. Women who eat or take supplements of 1, 000 mg of vitamin D per day can increase their heart strength, reduce osteoporosis, and enhance the immune system. Approximately, 20 minutes spent sitting in the sun each day also boosts vitamin D stores. Melatonin is a mineral that helps maintain healthy sleeping cycle and can help women who are affected by menopause sleeplessness get back on track with a regular sleeping pattern.
Chinese Herbal Remedies
Morinda Root tones muscles, strengthens bones, and increases stores of vitamin C. Licentious Goat Wort, also known as Herba Epimedi includes tannins, linolenic acid, oleic acid found in fish, and vitamin E. Oyster Shell or Mu Li is an excellent, calming tonic that reduces excess sweating. Oyster shell also contains calcium carbonate, phosphate, and sulfate for bone building and magnesium for enhancing chemical reactions in the body.
Rose Oil, Soy, and Green Tea
Women, who drink rose oil water daily, will reduce instances of hot flashes, irritability, and night sweats and will increase their concentration and memory. A diet rich in soy including apples, tofu, edemame, and soybeans will increase energy levels, and libido and bring the sheen back to hair, skin and nails. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants, tannins and sterols that help with weight loss, decrease anxiety, irritability, and cramping, and encourage restful sleep. Green tea’s antioxidants can flush free radicals from the body. Free radicals reduce immunity and hold toxins in fatty tissue.
Cardiovascular exercise that tones the muscles and increases joint flexibility will help increase endorphins that beat fatigue. Exercise also decreases the body’s production of stress hormones, cortisol, and adrenaline. Additionally, exercise increases libido and decreases sexual dysfunction.
Stress Reduction Techniques
Stress is the number one reason why women suffer from extreme symptoms, if they have no underlying conditions. Stress increases blood pressure and blood sugar, reduces oxygen intake, increases carbon dioxide, cortisol, adrenaline, and toxic build up in muscles and tissue. Stress is an insidious chemical reaction. Centuries ago, quick stress response helped people avoid being eaten by a wildebeest.
Today, however, this quick stress reaction disrupts digestion, and steals moisture and oxygen from the skin and hair. Stress wreaks havoc on female hormones especially during menopause. The once overactive stress response is exacerbated during menopause raising blood pressure and forcing the heart to work overtime. Massage, acupuncture, stretching, yoga, deep breathing, and meditation can significantly reduce the damaging effects of stress.
Home remedies can ease menopause symptoms. Women who suffer from frequent, long-term, and intense symptoms that disrupt their daily functioning should consult a medical professional. A doctor can discuss the need for alternative menopause remedies.