Menopause Solutions: Making Sense of Hormones
If you have hot flashes, mood swings, memory problems or foggy thinking you may be experiencing changes in your hormone levels due to the onset of perimenopauise or menopause. However, only your doctor can perform tests to determine if your personal levels of oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are in need of rebalancing.
What to Expect: If your hormone levels are on the decline, your doctor may recommend Hormone Replacement Therapy, also known as “HRT” (However, I strongly favor Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy!) In addition to traditional HRT and Bio-HRT there are many natural alternatives worth exploring.
For example, if it is determined that you are low in oestrogen, you can supplement with plant based or phyto-oestrogens. These can be found in soy isoflavones or black cohosh. Red clover and red raspberry contain phyto-oestrogen properties as well.
Further, if it is found that your progesterone levels are imbalanced, you can ask your doctor about wild yam cream. Wild Yams may contain compounds that have similar effects to natural progesterone. You apply wild yam cream to the body rotating from the inner thigh, inner arm, and breast areas. Our skin is our largest organ, therefore making an ideal medium for a natural treatment!
Lastly, falling Testosterone levels may be combated with phytoestrogenic or non-estrogenic supplements, however take heart that you, your body and your hormones are unique! Explore your options and never be afraid to say “I need help.”
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