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Treating Menopause

Menopause is a real life changer for women.

Menopause commonly starts when a woman is in her late forties to early fifties. A woman's monthly cycle ends around the same time. Real menopause starts when a woman starts getting hot. . . real hot. . . in the middle of the day or night. Hormones in a woman's body are going through enormous changes during that cycle. Typically, women complain about hot flashes, weight gain, irritability, even forgetfulness. Women refer to menopause as the "change of life" time. The perfectly menopausal years are a real life changer for women. True, it is the end of the reproductive cycle, but it is also a new beginning for women.

Menopausal Symptoms
First, it is important to understand that changes vary in women. The following are a few of the characteristic changes experienced during this phase.

Sporadic monthly cycle
Hot flashes
Trouble sleeping
Night sweats
Urinary problems
Mood swings
Aching
Feeling stiff
Gaining weight

Menopause Treatments
These are prescribed treatments for menopausal symptoms.

Avoid foods that cause hot flashes like caffeine, alcohol, salty foods.
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
Start an exercise program
Inquire about hormone treatments.
Find alternative methods to deal with stress

Natural Menopause Treatments
The following are natural treatments for menopause symptoms.

Some women believe that soy eases hot flashes. Soy contains phytoestrogens which are similar to estrogen in a women body. Best sources for soy include soy milk, soy nuts, and tofu.

Black cohosh, wild yams, don quai, and valerian root are also good sources containing phytoestrogens. Studies show that some women claim that the natural herbs help ease hot flashes.

Always consult with your doctor before trying any of the natural products.

Remifemin Menopause Natural Herbal Supplement

Online Source:
Menopause
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/menopause/DS00119

Women's Health
http://www.womenshealth.gov/menopause/
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