Managing Menopause

Managing Menopause

Some women are lucky enough to sail through menopause while others really suffer.  Generally those who have experienced difficult and painful periods are more likely to suffer with difficult and painful menopause.  With symptoms beginning during the peri-menopause stage as periods begin to become more irregular and scanty.  Eventually the periods cease altogether and for some the symptoms of menopause also diminish, for other they may go on for many years.  Peri-menopausal symptoms commonly begin in your forties.  You are said to have gone through the menopause once you have been through a whole year without a period.

Mainstream medicine provide hormone replacement therapy which means that you don’t enter the stage of menopause.  Unfortunately you cannot continue to have the therapy for ever so perhaps you are just prolonging the symptoms in the long run.

Symptoms during peri menopause and menopause may include: hot flushes, osteoporosis, weight gain, hair loss, anxiety, depression, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, excessive vaginal bleeding, flooding, sleeplessness, mood swings and temperature swings.

Homeopathic remedies are chosen on your total symptom picture so everything is taken into account.  The symptoms you might experience are many and everyone is affected differently.   There may be things in your life that you can change that will help you (and your body) deal with the hormone changes that are taking place.  Some of us however, will need some help and support through this huge change that takes place over anything from one or two years or for some of us - five or ten years.

Homeopathy offers a safe and natural way to re-align your body so that it can go through this change as easily as possible.  These remedies are available from your natural health store or chemist.  They are first aid remedies which help manage the symptom you are experiencing.  Prescribing homeopathy at home for yourself and your family gives you a choice in medicine but often takes a bit of practice in the prescribing methods.  Click here to learn more about prescribing homeopathy at home or join our FaceBook Group to find out more about first aid homeopathy.

Here are some useful remedies for you to research:

Sepia is one of the most popular homeopathic remedy helping to relieve symptoms such as hot flushes, loss of libido, vaginal dryness and depression. The sepia picture includes indifference towards family and friends and a lack of interest in life in general.  Tiredness and dragging down sensations in the uterus and increasing backaches are common.  Sepia has been used for many years to help women through the menopause.  Sepia also will help stop hair loss during menopause.

Lachasis has extreme heat flushes during the menopause.  For those ladies who cannot stand tight clothing around the neck or the waist and those that suffer with headaches accompanied by heat.  Lachasis also shows a lack of interest in her usual activities, in fact might want to run away from social interaction altogether.

Amylenum Nitrosum is a good homeopathic medicine for Menopause with profuse sweating and an acute headache.  Palpitations of the heart might be also be present whilst sweating. Headaches during flushing are often an indication for this remedy especially if you desire fresh cool air.

Ignatia is the homeopathic medicine often prescribed for depression during Menopause.  When extreme sadness and with a tendency for weeping easily, this remedy has great effect. Mood swings along with needing to be left alone and avoiding social situations is another symptom for ignatia.

Graphites is another very useful natural Homeopathic remedy during menopause.  If the need to control obesity and for women suffering with constipation and a sensitivity to cold, then graphites might well help relieve your suffering.  Often you might find it difficult to make decisions and you may sometimes feel hopeless.

Aconite is really useful when the menopause is endured with extreme anxiety. Homeopathic Remedies for Menopause with Anxiety

Prescribing homeopathic remedies at home can help relieve symptoms.  Visiting a professionally qualified homeopath is a great way to help rebalance hormones address more complex symptoms or symptoms that continue for long periods of time.

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