The term "menopause" describes both the cessation of a woman's monthly menstrual cycle and the natural fall in hormone production linked to female reproduction. It usually starts when a person is 40 to 50 years old. Putting on weight, having irregular periods, having difficulties sleeping, losing bone density, getting headaches, feeling anxious, and feeling depressed are all typical menopause symptoms, according to Healthline.
The majority of treatments focus on reducing the symptoms because it is a completely natural procedure. Although there is a large range of pharmaceutical prescriptions available, many women choose to seek out and utilize alternative treatments in addition to or instead of traditional ones due to the possibility of having unfavorable side effects.
Make sure to first obtain approval from your primary care practitioner before incorporating any new supplements into your regimen. Here is a list of vitamins and plants that are frequently used to treat menopause-related symptoms.
1. The red clover
Red clover, also known as Trifolium pratense, is a blooming herbaceous plant that is a member of the legume family. There are lots of isoflavones in it. These molecules have the potential to reduce some of the symptoms linked to the beginning of menopause in a way that is similar to how the hormone estrogen works
Red clover is frequently used to cure or prevent menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats as well as bone loss.
Because of their structural similarity to the hormone estrogen, soybeans contain large amounts of isoflavones, which may have minor estrogenic effects on the body. Soybeans contain significant amounts of isoflavones. A number of typical menopausal symptoms and a decrease in estrogen production are related. Due to its estrogen-like qualities, soy is regarded to be able to help with symptom relief.
Comparatively few large-scale clinical trials have found that higher soy consumption is linked to a decreased prevalence of hot flashes, despite demographic research suggesting the opposite.
Eating soy products is probably safe and healthy for you if you do not have a soy allergy. With the least amount of processing feasible, tofu and soybeans have the maximum isoflavone content while yet having the best nutritional profile.
Less is known, however, about the safety of consuming soy isoflavone supplements in large dosages over an extended period of time. Diarrhea and a stomachache are two of the most typical negative effects. Before adding soy isoflavone supplements to your daily routine, see your primary care practitioner.
Flax seeds, also referred to as linseed or Linum usitatissimum, contain significant amounts of lignans. These plant chemicals closely resemble the biological processes and molecular makeup of the hormone estrogen. Because flax has estrogen-like characteristics, it is occasionally used to treat menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and bone loss.
Despite this, flax seeds are regarded to not offer any serious health hazards and have a high nutrient content. They are a great method to increase the amount of fiber and healthy fats in one's diet, whether or not they help with menopause symptoms.
One of the natural treatments that is used the most commonly in the entire world is ginseng. It's been used for a very long time in traditional Chinese medicine to improve the function of the immune system, cardiovascular health, and general energy levels.
Although there are other varieties, menopausal research on Korean red ginseng has focused the most on it. On the other hand, the most frequent negative side effects are a skin rash, diarrhea, vertigo, difficulty sleeping, and a headache. People who already have diabetes should refrain from it due to the threat it poses to the blood's normal ability to regulate sugar levels.
Some drugs prescribed to treat high blood pressure, cholesterol, and bleeding issues may interact negatively with ginseng. Before starting ginseng therapy, especially if you are already on medication, speak with your primary care physician.
5. Fruit of the chasteberry
Chasteberry has a long history of use in the treatment of menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), irregular menstruation, and infertility. The study on these plants' ability to reduce the symptoms of menopause is inconsistent, as is the case with a wide variety of other herbs.
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