First, menopause is not a disease! Menapause symtoms or (menopause symptoms is the correct spelling) and signs and symptoms of menapause are prevalent in very industrialized countries.
Menopause is a normal stage of any healthy woman’s life. It also means that the woman’s menstrual cycle has ceased for 12 consecutive months and she no longer has periods or can get pregnant.
In third world countries or native cultures, women enter menopause without experiencing the signs and symptoms of menapause or menapause symtoms that women have in the so called “developed countries”.
In many native cultures, to enter menopause is respected and it is a time for self-discovery, reflection and spiritual awareness…and women don’t have to deal with hot flashes, night sweats and many other symptoms we go through.
Stress, no exercise, low levels of progesterone because of anovulatory cycles, obesity, unhealthy lifestyle, exposure to chemicals and pesticides are some of the factors that affect women today with signs and symptoms of menapause.
Other factors like synthetic hormone replacement therapy, poor diet, junk food, excessive alcohol intake, heredity, birth control pills and estrogen dominance all contribute in creating this “hormone imbalance” which causes early signs and symptoms of menapause.
Progesterone and estrogen are also suppose to counterbalance each other – it is that balance that keeps you healthy and without hormone imbalance symptoms.
There are too many factors in modern life that keep progesterone and estrogen out of balance.
If you’re in your 30’s, 40’s or older, experiencing menapause symtoms (menopause symptoms) and your health is not what it should be, you are not alone… lots of women in industrialized countries have the same issues and signs and symptoms of menapause.
Understanding what is healthy and normal and what is not is essential when your energy, your health and well-being are the issue.
When women begin to have premenopause symptoms as early as their 30’s, they frequently have menstrual periods without ovulation and you can have anovulatory periods in your 30’s and yet only experience menopause during your 50’s.
When your periods occur but you are not ovulating, the production of progesterone from the ovaries cannot happen and progesterone levels begin to decline.
During menopause, the body’s production of estrogen goes down 40% or 60% and the production of progesterone goes down to zero.
This hormone imbalance causes several unpleasant menopausal symptoms and unhealthy conditions.
To resolve most of these symptoms and give you menapause relief, you should consider natural treatment with bio-identical progesterone cream. Make sure you use the cream in the morning and the larger portion at night before you go to bed.
Do not use the cream before you take a shower. Use it after you shower, so it can be absorbed through the skin. Progesterone is fat-soluble, easy to absorb and can be taken up in the blood as needed.
We editors recommend natural progesterone supplementation, high quality multiple vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids for relief!
Women with early menapause symtoms and signs and symptoms of menapause should make the following lifestyle changes to correct hormone imbalance:
• 1- Exercise is a great way of keeping weight down and your body healthy. Proper nutrition and exercise will help you achieve your weight loss goals and will improve your hormone imbalance. To exercise regularly is important for men and women, preferably for one hour, four to five days a week.
Natural progesterone supplementation is a natural treatment for menapause and does not have the side effects that synthetic progestins has.
• 3- You should take a good quality vitamins/supplements as well as essential fatty acids. Recent research shows that many people do benefit greatly from supplementing their diet with vitamins, minerals, other nutrients and herbs.
• 4- Increase consumption of fruits, vegetables and also green leafy vegetables in your diet. Vegetables and fruits are good for you and have vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and many other substances, which together are very beneficial for your health.
These foods may give you quick energy, but they give you very few nutrients, and you probably will end up having a craving for one or more of these foods.
• 6- Cold-water fish and seafood are important in women’s diet (salmon, tuna, mackerel, cod). Cold water fish is a good source of protein and of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.
Most fish oils are good for arthritis symptoms, they help lower cholesterol and thin the blood. Omega-3 fish oil improves mental illnesses like depression and anxiety plus it is also known to reduce inflammation in the body.