Menopause is a manifestation of a woman’s estrogen going crazy.  But not all women should have to go through the enfeebling consequences of menopause.

 

Effects

When a person has menopause, she experiences anxiety, depression, excess facial hair, hot flashes, night sweats, loss of libido, thinning hair, weight gain and some others.  As if that is not enough, these effects can linger on for years before finally disappearing.  Menopause is an ongoing battle that one should win with the help of a trusted physician.

 

Treatments

There are treatments that are prescribed by doctors and there are some natural treatments that are not necessarily from them.  An example for the latter is the intake of sage tea.  This is said to reduce the period and degree of seriousness of night sweats.  Another natural remedies to consider are ginseng and ginko biloba which are commonly used to improve circulation, strengthen the mind and ameliorate vitality.  For anxiety and depression, St John’s Wort may used instead of antidepressants.  It may also relieve insomnia alongside the herbs: passionflower and valerian.  These natural therapies need to be consulted upon with your physician before usage.

 

Examples for treatments that are prescribed by doctors are: hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft.  HRT is commonly done but remains contentious because some women are unable to undergo such treatment, and are therefore forced to resort to natural remedies.  Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants are helpful not only for anxiety and depression but also for the horrible hot flashes.

 

Multivitamins are also a helpful treatment for menopause in which the estrogen acts all crazy.  For example, calcium reduces the risk of having one common condition among aging woman called osteoporosis.  It can also replenish what nutrients the body loses during hot flushes and night sweats.  There are plenty other supplements designed to aid women with menopause which can easily be found in local drugstores, health food stores and supermarkets.  Just remember, before taking any of these treatments, ask for your doctor’s advice for safety and efficiency of treatment.

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