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Menopause-Related Problems


About
Every woman must experience the change that occurs when ovulation and menstruation stop. At this point a woman is going through menopause and child-bearing is done. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels decrease. The decrease in these hormones effects the reproductive organs, as well as other parts of the body. Common discomforts include hot flashes, dry skin, anxiety, bloating, headaches, insomnia, mood swings, night sweats, weight gain, and decrease in libido.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Early menopause is associated with smoking.
  • For problematic perimenopause low dosage contraceptive is usually used.
  • Gamma-oryzanol can be helpful in helping the symptoms. A dose of 20 milligrams can aid in reducing symptoms by almost 50%.
  • Hypoglycemia is more apparent during menopause, because the adrenal glands work harder under stress. This means when the body is losing estrogen the glands produce less amounts of hormones.
  • Japanese women take in more phytoestrogens and their symptoms are fewer than western women's. The phytoestrogens act like estrogen that is produced in the body.
  • Natural Progesterone cream is a good way to replace progesterone to the body.
  • Perimenopause can be mistaken for premenstrual syndrome. Have a blood test to find out your hormone level to determine if you are going through perimenopause.
  • Protect yourself against heart disease while going through perimenopause and post menopause.
  • Talk to your doctor about Hormone Replacement Therapy, it can have serious risks involved.
  • The shrinkage of the urethral is caused by reduced estrogen. Help the urethral dilation by contracting the urethra.
  • Vaginal dryness can be helped with frequent sexual intercourse.


Advice
  • Add salt in cooking where ever it calls for onion and garlic.
  • Do not eat sugar spicy foods, drink alcohol, caffeine and soups (hot) this will make mood swings worse.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Half of you daily intake should be raw foods.
  • Reduce Stress
  • Stay away from animal products and dairy to reduce hot flashes and calcium bone loss.
  • To keep your skin from drying out drink at least 2 quarts of water a day.
  • Use Vitamin E cream or oil for vaginal itch and for intercourse that is painful as a lubricate.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Lecithin
Importance: High
Comments: Helps emulsify vitamin E. Relieves hot flashes and other symptoms.


Lecithin
Importance: High
Comments: Helps emulsify vitamin E. Relieves hot flashes and other symptoms.


Multienzyme complex
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with digestion.


Hydrochloric acid (HCl)
Importance: High
Comments: Needed to make up for slowing production of HCl due to the aging process. Caution: Those with a history of ulcers should not use HCl.


Primrose oil or Black currant seed oil
Importance: High
Comments: Sedative. Diuretic. Helps with hot flashes. Beneficial for estrogen production.


Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances circulation. Boosts function of cells. Sublingual form is recommended. Injections under a physician's care are also available.


Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Importance: High
Comments: Alleviates stress. Boosts function of adrenal gland.


Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: Reduces water retention. Alleviates other symptoms related to menopause.


Vitamin E
Importance: High
Comments: Decreases hot flashes and other menopause-related symptoms. When using in high doses, emulsion form is recommended.


Boron
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Improves calcium uptake.


Calcium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Alleviates nervousness. Soothes irritability. Prevents bone loss. Chelate form is recommended.


Magnesium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Alleviates nervousness. Soothes irritability. Prevents bone loss. Chelate form is recommended.


Silica
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides silicon which enhances calcium absorption and helps connective tissues.


Zinc
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps prevent bone loss. Alleviates some menopausal symptoms.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Slippery Elm and Aloe Vera
Type: External
Purposes: Relieves vaginal dryness.
Dosage: Mix together into a paste form and insert into the vagina at night.

Damiana
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boosts sexual desire and pleasure.

Amaranth, chickweed, dandelion greens, nettle, seaweed, and watercress
Type: Internal
Purposes: Protects against osteoporosis.

Anise, Black Cohosh, fennel, licorice, raspberry, sage, sarsaparilla, squawvine, unicorn root, and wild yam root
Type: Internal
Purposes: Promotes natural estrogen.
Cautions: Licorice is not to be used on a daily basis for more than 7 days. Sage is not to be used if you have a seizure disorder.

Chamomile and valerian root
Type: Internal
Purposes: Relaxes the body to provide restful sleep.
Cautions: Never use chamomile if you have allergic reactions to ragweed and never use for an long term basis.

Gotu Kola and Dong quai
Type: Internal
Purposes: Relieves vaginal dryness, depression and hot flashes.

St. John's Wort
Type: Internal
Purposes: Relieves depression and anxiety.

Siberian Ginseng
Type: Internal
Purposes: Relieves depression.
Cautions: Never use if you have high blood pressure, heart disorder or hypoglycemia.