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  1. 1. Complementary and alternative treatments for menopause Natural remedies for menopauseMenopause for all women is a key event in the process of aging. In menopause, theaverage age of 51, but smoking, alcohol use factors, such as irregular cycles in the earlymenopause (all associated with earlier age at menopause) may be affected before, andmothers age at menopause.While some women never experience anyDiscomfort during menopause, women are not the majority. Hot flashes are the mostcommon complaints, 70 percent to 85 percent of the women. Night sweats are alsocommon, and in particular can be unsettling for some women. Night sweats several timesevery night and can often cause interrupted sleep, fatigue, irritability and mooddisturbances leading to. Other symptoms of menopause, heart palpitations, incontinenceor urinary symptoms such as frequent urinary tract infections, vaginal dryness, decreasedlibido, headache, nervousness, and poor memory or "fuzzy thinking" are included.Although menopause is a natural part of aging, many women who suffer from severe orprolonged symptoms to seek help. Today, that support traditional, complementary, oralternative medicine can come from many directions. Traditional Medicine (MDs),doctors of osteopathy (DOS) of the doctors and nurses, physical therapists, dietitians andsuch allied health care professionals, by the practice.Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine, and medical andhealth care systems, practices, and acupuncture, Herbs, lifestyle changes, or as dietarysupplements may include a diverse group of products. Alternative medicine is usedinstead of conventional medicine. Some traditional medicine practitioners also usecomplementary or alternative methods.Hormone replacement therapy - conventional treatmentFor several decades the traditional treatment for menopause symptoms, hormonereplacement therapy (HRT) has been. Hormone replacements are available byprescription alone and estrogen or other hormones progestin, in combination withinclude.Hormone therapy uses plenty of women who have severe symptoms or symptoms thathave lasted a long time, especially for hot flashes and night sweats are effective. Inaddition, hormone therapy is to protect against osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease thatoccurs with age.For decades, women routinely uncomfortable menopausal symptoms with hormonetherapy prescribed by their physicians. However, in 2002, a large study, Womens HealthInitiativeFound an increased risk of stroke and blood clots.
  2. 2. Also, doctors prescribe the lowest possible dose for the shortest time is advised. Formany women, symptoms are not too uncomfortable, or their risk factors are such thatthey choose to not taking hormones.PhytoestrogensPerhaps the best know soy phytoestrogen, or estrogen that is found naturally in food. Soy,chickpeas and other legumes as a source of isoflavones, phytoestrogen is a kind of.Flaxseed, whole grain foods, and some fruits and vegetables, a plant estrogen as a sourceof lignans are.Isoflavones in China and Japan came to the attention of scientists studying the diets ofwomen. They found that Asian women s they were studying diets high in soyisoflavones had fewer and less severe symptoms associated with menopause reported. Inaddition, Asian women compared to Western women had a lower incidence ofosteoporosis and heart disease.Vitamin ENatural vitamin E is signified by the letter d d vitamin e. Synthetic vitamin E antioxidantactivity, but the cell membrane may prevent you from entering naturally. Syntheticvitamin E is signified by the letter dl, dl alpha-tocopherol. Vitamin E is a fat-solublevitamin, which means that the excess is stored in the body. Consequently, to more than400 iu of vitamin E a day is not recommended.BotanicalsMany herbs for effectiveness in relieving menopausal symptoms being studied.Black cohosh is probably the most commonly used to treat the symptoms of womensherb. For generations, Native Americans, black cohosh "cramp bark" is called and it isused to treat menstrual cramps.Black cohosh is an important herb in Chinese medicine practice, and Europe and theUnited States on the scale used for relief of hot flashes. The low risk of side effects due tothe use of short-term American Menopause Society (at least six months) supports theblack cohosh. However, National Institutes of Health said that, although early evidence isencouraging, there are not enough data to recommend black cohosh for menopausalsymptoms. NIHs NationalCenter for Complementary and Alternative MedicineIn addition, Dong Quai almost every Chinese herbal formula used to provide relief frommenopausal symptoms is found. Other herbs used for menopause red clover, ginseng,kava, and include the Holy Berry.AcupuncturePracticed in China for thousands of years, acupuncture popular in this country, a varietyof conditions associated with menopause discomforts, including what is happening.
  3. 3. Acupuncture is holistic in nature, and treat the source of the problem rather than justalleviating symptoms of the works.Acupuncture hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, insomnia, and may be effective intreating other symptoms of menopause. In addition to acupuncture, a licensedacupuncturist in the treatment plan an individualized dietary recommendations, an herbalformula, and may involve lifestyle changes.Changes in lifestyleSome women find they have little or lifestyle changes like diet, exercise and stressmanagement can cut through the discomforts of menopause.Dietary changes that can be effective, avoiding caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and fatty foods,eat more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water are included.