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menopause Diet and treatment

Posted Sep 03 2012 5:29am
It is a natural process that woman’s reproductive life ends after the age 45. This condition is known as menopause. It is accompanied with some bothersome symptoms such as vaginal dryness, night sweats, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and sleep difficulty. One can get relief from menopause symptoms by natural treatments. But if self-care and natural methods fails to solve the problem, consult the doctor for menopause treatment.

Diet plays an important role in controlling the symptoms of menopause. Include grains, wheat, oats, brown rice, tofu, cashews, almonds, fresh fruits and vegetable in your diet. Try to avoid foods containing high amounts of caffeine and carbonated beverages that contain phosphorous. Reduce the consumption of non-vegetarian foods like pork and beef as they are rich in saturated fats, which decreases the body’s metabolize estrogen.

Certain vitamins and minerals also help to ease the symptoms of menopause. Vitamin E is effective in reducing hot flashes and night sweats. According to a research, it is found the red isoflavone supplements are very effective in reducing the menopause symptoms like hot flashes night sweats etc.

Discomforts associated with vagina can be reduced by non-hormonal options. Apply vaginal moisturizing agents to get relief from vaginal dryness. Use lubricants during the intercourse. Ask the  healthcare professionals  for some safe non-hormonal options.

Involve more in physical activities and exercises so that you get tired as it helps to solve the problem of insomnia. Once the body is tired, it needs rest and you can have sound and comfortable sleep at night. Apart from that, exercise also has other benefits like it fewer mood swings, lower the cholesterol and makes the bones strong. Avoid drinking alcohol in evening.

Hormone therapy also referred as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or postmenopausal hormone therapy is also a part of menopause treatment. It is available in transdermal form (patch and spray) and oral pills.  Endocrinology doctors  perform the hormone therapy to control the menopause symptoms like vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep difficulty and anxiety. As few risks are involved in hormone therapy, consult the endocrinology doctors to prevent them.

Remedies for menopause treatment can be medical or non medical. If natural methods for menstrual treatment fail to reduce the symptoms of menopause, consult the doctor.
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