Is it menopause?

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - News -

TRUE menopause is de­fined as 12 months of no pe­riod, but many women present with

symp­toms around menopause age, while still men­stru­at­ing.

Of­ten the worst symp­toms oc­cur in the peri-menopausal years – as the cy­cle starts to down reg­u­late, but be­fore it com­pletely stops.

In tra­di­tional medicine menopause is viewed as a time of com­ing into your wis­dom.

It’s a time of re­duced fer­til­ity, but in­creased cre­ativ­ity and re­gain­ing en­ergy.

This is def­i­nitely not how my mod­ern menopause pa­tients view the ex­pe­ri­ence.

It seems to them to be a time of deep fa­tigue, chaos and un­ex­plained health is­sues.

In­ter­est­ingly oe­stro­gen and pro­ges­terone re­cep­tors are not just ‘down there’.

They are found in our heart, lungs, mus­cles, thy­roid, liver, brain and this is why symp­toms can be found far and wide in the body.

As sex hor­mones de­cline many women no­tice those ge­netic weak­nesses start­ing to ap­pear – LOOK­ING AHEAD: Menopause and per­i­menopause can be a tricky time for most women, but can be made eas­ier if it is man­aged prop­erly. higher choles­terol, likely to have the worst blood pres­sure, weight symp­toms as the stress gain, blood su­gar is­sues, hor­mones are al­ready arthri­tis, as well as an too busy and don’t have in­crease in PMS symp­toms: enough re­serve to take headaches, food crav­ings, over the role of the ap­petite change, anx­i­ety, de­clin­ing sex hor­mones. pain, breast ten­der­ness, So while menopause hot flushes, bloat­ing, is a nat­u­ral event, and heavy or ir­reg­u­lar cy­cles. you can ex­pect some

As our body goes symp­toms, natur­opaths through a nat­u­ral de­cline will spend a lot of time in sex hor­mones, other work­ing with you to hor­mone path­ways take build up re­serve en­ergy, up the work – es­pe­cially re­duce stress re­ac­tions our adrenal and stress and ad­dress un­der­ly­ing hor­mones. in­flam­ma­tory pro­cesses

Women who are most that are in your ge­netic stressed, anx­ious and pool (such as choles­terol, de­pleted (tired) go­ing arthri­tis, di­a­betes, blood into menopause are more pres­sure etc).

BY NORTH EAST NAT­U­RAL HEALTH CEN­TRE’S NATUR­OPATHS SO­PHIE LORBACK AND BELINDA MCPHER­SON (BHSCI. NATUROPATHY)

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