Symptoms of Menopause
Women approaching a certain age should familiarise themselves with the symptoms of menopause. Perhaps stocking up on supplements for menopause might be a good preparation.
The first symptom is typically a change in the pattern of your periods. Then there are hot flushes, night sweats, loss of libido. Headaches, palpitations, changes in mood such as tiredness, anxiety and depression may also play a part. Urinary tract infections and insomnia too.
Every woman will be affected differently so it’s hard to predict how long the menopause will last. Also the severity of the symptoms can vary, depending on lifestyle, overall health and genetics.
There are ways in which you can manage the menopause and while many don’t need treatment, you may find it becomes necessary later on. You can use nutritional supplements or hormone replacement therapy (HRT), as well as antidepressants if necessary.
If you’re on HRT, make sure you visit your GP regularly after you begin treatment to help make sure that your symptoms are being kept under control.
Early menopause can also affect some women under the age of 40 so book an appointment with your doctor if you’re concerned. You will likely be referred to a gynaecologist for further advice and possible treatment.
Supplements such as soy, Mexican yam, Resveratrol, and the ayurvedic herb shatavari can also prove to be useful for those going through the menopause. Its worth considering these as forms of treatment if you feel as though other avenues are not proving particularly fruitful.