As the onset of menstruation, the arrival of menopause is a natural and inevitable stage in the reproductive life of women, but for many, it is very difficult to cope with due to all the hormonal changes that impact their physical and emotional state.
The alteration of the hormones at this stage brings with it changes that affect the body producing a series of very uncomfortable symptoms, the best known are hot flashes. And although there are hormonal treatments that help combat these ailments, home remedies will always be a good complement since they are 100% natural and provide extra nutritional benefits to the body.
Menopause, causes and symptoms:
The Menopause Institute explains that the symptoms of this stage are caused by hormonal variations that occur when the ovaries stop ovulating and the menstrual cycle disappears and the period known as the climacteric is entered.
Decreased female hormones (estrogens and progesterone) cause hot flashes, excessive sweating, chills, palpitations, a choking sensation, vaginal dryness, headaches, and mood swings. All these symptoms last several minutes and appear at any time of the day, although they are more common at night.
Home remedies to reduce symptoms of menopause
Natural remedies and some changes in habits will help you better cope with the symptoms of menopause and although the intensity with which they appear may decrease, it is important that you know that these symptoms cannot disappear completely as it is part of your cycle.
So relax, try all the tips that come and do not despair, these symptoms will disappear.
Avoid vaginal dryness:
Making a natural vaginal moisturizer is a great option to combat dryness in your sheath. Just mix 1 tablespoon of almond oil, 2 drops of geranium essential oil, and a vitamin E capsule. Apply the oil blend to your vagina once or twice a day, as needed.
Raise estrogen levels
Phytoestrogens are polyphenols similar to estrogens, these are found in some foods and plants and help reduce the symptoms of menopause.
Increase the consumption of garlic, olives, cucumber, papaya, banana, apple, olive oil, evening primrose, sunflower seeds, flax, sesame and soybeans. You also find them in peas, alfalfa, walnuts, tempeh, dried licorice, sage
Do not forget that the consumption of natural foods, plants, and spices has some contraindications if certain medications are being taken, so we suggest you visit your doctor beforehand to guide you much better.
Fight hot flashes and sweating
Completely preventing the hormones from firing in your body causing hot flashes is almost impossible, what you can do is wear loose clothing made of cotton or natural fibers, their material will allow you to perspire and feel fresh. Follow the same recommendation with your bedding to avoid sweating and excessive night heat.
When you start to feel too hot drink ice water, it will help you hydrate and refresh yourself.
- Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, hot drinks, and spicy food, this will only increase your body temperature.
- Take a warm bath (not cold, you could get sick) to relieve the feeling of heat.
- Before you sleep, go for a walk. The night weather is very cool and flattering.
Do some physical activity
Yoga and Taichi are practices that have been shown to improve menopausal symptoms, as they help to have a better mental and emotional control which has a positive impact on the body.