Every woman has to face this "change of life" at the time of her last period. On average, women reach menopause at age 51, but it can happen earlier or later. Menopausal symptoms vary with every woman. Common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain around the middle, sleep disturbances and mood changes. However, some women go through menopause with no real symptoms. What causes menopause? Hormones. As women age, your ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone, two of the main hormones for reproduction. As estrogen levels go down, one of the first signs of "menopausal transition" is irregular periods in which bleeding is unusually heavy or light; the time between periods also may become longer.
It marks a time where significant hormonal changes are occurring. How one woman experiences menopause can differ from another woman. This variability between women is a testament to the various contributing factors in how hormones affect our bodies. It’s important to realize, hormones control all aspects of our lives, and all hormones affect one another.
Naturopathy can help with numerous aspects of menopause by focusing on symptoms by looking at hormones themselves, but also liver health and gut health – both of which metabolise our hormones. Naturopaths can help with all stages of menopause. We can work with you to ease your transition smoothly or if you’re already dealing with symptoms, we can aim to get to the bottom of things. We can use specialized testing as well as a wide range of herbs, vitamins, minerals and acupuncture.
Foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean protein foods such as beans and lentils contain the nutrients you need and should make up the majority of your meals and snacks. If you drink alcohol, limit yourself to one drink a day. If you suffer from hot flashes, try cutting back on caffeine and spicy foods, which could trigger hot flashes in some people. Watch your sodium intake and aim to cook most of your meals at home rather than eating out.
Drink plenty of water Water helps move fiber through your system, keeps you hydrated and may mitigate hot flashes. Remember that fruits and vegetables are loaded with water, and health-boosting nutrients, too. When menopause has you down, remember it's a temporary state. The healthy diet and exercise habits you put in place during menopause will keep you feeling great after the hot flashes, mood swings and sleepless nights pass.
Be physically active A women should do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
Naturopathic Treatment Using a whole-body approach and natural therapies whenever possible, We help women alleviate perimenopause symptoms and practice prevention to optimize health as the body ages. Naturopathy treatment have complete cure with natural methods minus any side effects, which can help you get your life back. These include Diet, Herbs, Acupressure points, Yoga and Vitamins.