Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pre or Peri Menopause

Do you know that menopause is not called menopause until a year after your last period?

Many women experience symptoms of pre (also known as Peri) menopause several years before menopause. The age when the signs of premenopause occur varies. Some experience the symptoms in their early thirties. Others may notice menopausal signs in their forties. Yet others never experience any changes during menopause.

Here are the signs of Pre/Peri Menopause:

-Night Sweats
-Irregular Periods
-Difficulty Sleeping
-Mood Swings
-Dry Skin
-Hair Loss
-Decrese of sexual desire
-Heart Palpitations
-Vaginal Dryness
- Weight fluctuations

There are lots of drugs on the market, but here are some natural remedies:

Vitamin C:
Helps reduce hot flashes and reduces vaginal dryness

Vitamin E:
Orally to relieve hot flashes
Internally to reduce vaginal dryness

Vitamin B:
Relieves tension and irritability

Essential Fatty Acids:
Releives dry skin and lifeless hair
Relieves vaginal dryness

Relieves moodiness

Agnus Castus:
Balances hormones

Black Cohosh:
(consult your doctor on this one - there can be complications if you are taking other hormonal medications such as the pill, HRT, etc)
Hot flashes
Vaginal Dryness

Ginkgo Biloba:
Improved concentration

There are herbs to help with Fat Loss, but the best thing for this is watching what you eat and exercise.

For more information on health for women over 40, check out GetFitAt40.com