Literally, menopause is the end of a woman’s monthly cycle or monthly period so to speak. It is the halt of her fertile days of womanhood. Generally, menopause occurs during early 40’s or late 50’s of a woman’s age. And naturally, every menopausal comes with transition effects which are noticeable in some aspects of a woman’s daily activities. These bodily effects can stay up to 10 years but not exceeding 10 years. Menopausal symptoms could largely affect a woman’s attitude, mood, sleeping pattern and memory. It is at this point that a natural remedy is basically needed to ease effects and manage menopausal lightly.
1. Change your lifestyle. If you’re used to have vices or been frequently going out and coming home at the middle of the night, it would better to say that those things would have to be changed. Firstly, a healthy lifestyle must be seen at the food you eat. Calories intake for one should be limited because as you get older you are much prone to sickness and diseases unlike those times when you were young. Also, smoking and drinking should eventually stop. This would increase your menopausal symptoms so it would help if you would stay away from them.
2. Treating deficiencies. Mostly at the middle age stage, nutrient deficiency would often come up during menopausal period. It is because estrogen are already hindered from being produced and low level of estrogen means insufficient calcium in the body which can result to back pain and other bone matters. Low levels of calcium can be treated naturally or medically. The natural way to get vitamin D is through sunlight. You can soak in the mild morning sun everyday not later than 9 in the morning to combat this deficiency.
3. St. John’s Wort. St. John’s Wort is a kind of plant species that are widely known to treat depression. It is widely used in Europe to treat PMS and menopausal mood swings. According to Wikipedia, the mechanism of action of St. John’s wort is due to the inhibition of reuptake of certain neurotransmitters. Since then the extract of this herbal medicine is distributed and commonly available over the counter in almost all the countries though there are some that still required prescription. St. John’s Wort is also available in tablet, capsules, teabags, and tinctures which are which are all applicable for children and adolescents.
Menopausal in women should not be feared since its effects only affect 20% of all women. It is generally distinguished with mood swings and mild depression. And if it does not affect the quality of life that you have, you could always naturally deal with it in so many ways. What is essential during menopausal is to stay healthy between mind, body, and soul.