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Best 10 Herbs for the Relief of Menopause Symptoms
This is a subject almost every woman on earth will have to deal with in their lifetime, yet one that is often glossed over as trivial. Menopause is when women stop having monthly menstrual periods. When a woman has completed a one year cycle without a period, she is officially in menopause. This generally occurs between the ages of 40 and 50, however the symptoms of menopause can start 3 to 5 years before menopause actually occurs, and worse still, those uncomfortable symptoms of menopause don’t stop just because your period does. Many women will tell you that they have some type of menopause symptom for at least 3 and sometimes as long as 10 years.
The reason for these uncomfortable, maddening symptoms is due to a lack of estrogen, and women are not the only ones who suffer. Most men have to deal with their partner’s mood swings, lack of libido, night sweats, exhaustion, and hot flashes. Although some women have few or even no symptoms other than a spotty period, most women suffer through some type of symptoms. Some women experience symptoms so severe that it interferes with their life and needs a doctor’s intervention.
What kind of symptoms are we talking about? Although the symptoms vary, the most common symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, headaches, extreme fatigue, mood swings (sometimes severe mood swings), depression, heart palpitations or irregular heartbeat, vaginal dryness and pain, urinary incontinence, insomnia, extreme breast tenderness, an inability to concentrate, brain fog, hair loss, complete lack of interest in sex, fat loss in the breasts, and weight gain.
Hormone replacement therapy is what is generally recommended when women are having a difficult time coping with their menopause symptoms, however, numerous studies have shown that HRT therapy can cause breast and ovarian cancers, as well as developing a greater risk of heart disease, and stroke.
There really is no need to go that route when there are plenty of herbs from Mother Nature that will help relieve almost every menopause symptom. Every woman is different, so if one of these does not do the trick, try another one. Check out the top 10 herbs that will help to relieve almost every woman’s menopause symptoms.
More than likely, you have some sage growing right in your herb garden. Rich in essential oils, this super fragrant herb is well known for helping to stop hot flashes and night sweats. If you have sage in your garden, you can make your own tea, sweetened with a bit of honey, or you can buy pre-made tea bags at all health food stores. Read also about the most powerful medicinal plants.
If you have been having problems with low blood pressure, or an irregular heartbeat, don’t worry, you are not alone. You should always have these problems thoroughly checked by your doctor or cardiologist first, but if they have told you that your problem is simply due to menopause, Hawthorne can help. This plant has anti-arrhythmic compounds that help control your heartbeat. It dilates the arteries which provide blood flow to the heart, lowering your risk of heart attack as well as those annoying palpitations. Hawthorne will also correct blood pressure when it is too low.
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