Your Body Shows Signs And Symptoms Of Menopause

In a woman’s 30s into her 40s it is natural to begin experiencing the signs and symptoms of perimenopause. Such signs include hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. The average age of 51 is when menopause begins. During menopause the body responds to the cease of estrogen production, therefore causing both emotional and physical signs and symptoms. Below is a list of these signs.

Menopause signs/ symptoms:

  • Insomnia or sleeplessness
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Concentration trouble
  • Memory lapses
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain
  • Irritability
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Facial hair increase
  • Anxiety and stress increase
  • Libido changes
  • Bone density changes
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Depression or low mood
  • Mood swings

All of the above listed signs occur naturally during the menopause process. These symptoms can become overbearing and women can find relief through menopause symptom treatments. Such treatments are hormone replacement therapy, estrogen therapy and herbal therapy. Each of these treatments has been successful for millions of women seeking symptom relief. Below is a more detailed description of each treatment.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

HRT or HT is the treatment in which the hormones estrogen and progesterone are replenished into the body, taking place of the lost estrogen. This eases the symptoms associated with menopause. Progesterone is replenished to assist in the prevention of uterus cancer for those women who have not had a hysterectomy in which the uterus is removed.

Estrogen Therapy

ERT or ET is a treatment in which the body is replenished with the estrogen hormone. This is a treatment used for women who have had the uterus surgically removed and do not have a need for progesterone. The replenishment of estrogen assists in controlling and easing the menopausal symptoms. Many people feel this is the best option for menopause and moodswings, however it is quite drastic.

Herbal Therapy

This treatment is a natural method in which women use herbal teas, powders, capsules and creams to assist in symptom relief. Natural treatments such as the use of chamomile tea and the herb valerian (a natural sedative) have been used to help women to find relief from insomnia or sleeplessness. The herb feverfew has been used to find relief for menstrual migraines that occur with a sudden drop if estrogen levels.

Some of the popular herbs for menopause relief include:

  • Hawthorne flower
  • Black cohosh
  • Wild yam
  • Soybean

All of these have been used and have been proven to work through out the history of women kind. It does carry its own precautions due to some herbs raising blood pressure or effecting iron or potassium levels in the blood. Though with this in mind these herbs do not carry some of the higher risks of HRT such as stroke, blood clots and liver disease. HRT has only been in use for the past 60 years, while herbal therapy has been used around the world for centuries.

All of the above treatments carry there own risks and side effects and it is highly recommended that prior to trying any of these treatment methods that you consult your physician first. Also it is advised that you take the time to do some personal research. The more you learn about menopause and its treatment methods, the more comfortable you will feel when speaking to your doctor. This will also aid you in finding your own personal appropriate treatment. Natural products are often the best choices for you and your overall health.