September 20, 2011

Herbal Remedies – Alternative Treatment for Menopause

Studies have been done in order to provide herbal treatments and remedies for menopauses. Menopause is normally defined as the time at which menstruation or period stops.  It is naturally occurred one year after the stoppage of menstruation.   Since everybody has their own biological clock, the average age of menopause can be 47-50 years. A premature menopause is called for women who have menopause before the age of 40 years.  span>

Here are some common menopausal symptoms and recommended herbal remedy associated with each symptom of menopause.

Hot Flashes - Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms for women during menopause. Hot flashes can last up to 6 minutes and can potentially occur several times within one day.

Herbal Remedy for hot flashes incude Black Cohosh, also known as squaw root, black snake root or rattle weed.

Abnormal Hair Growth - Abnormal hair growth (also called hirsuitism) is perhaps one of the most embarrassing symptoms for women suffering from menopause. Abnormal hair growth can occur anywhere, although above the upper lip is usually a common target.

Herbal Remedy for abnormal hair growth include Saw Palmetto , also known as Serenoa repens or windmill palm.  It is used for treating men with enlarged prostates as well as for women who are experiencing abnormal hair growth during menopause.

Insomnia - Many women experiencing menopausal symptoms also have difficulty sleeping. If you suffer from sleeplessness on a regular basis, you probably suffer from chronic insomnia.

Herbal Remedy for insomnia include Kava (or Kawa), Valerian root and HOPS , the herbal remedies proven effective for treating insomnia and sleeplessness are.

Depression and Mood Swings - Although most people joke about women becoming depressed and moody during menopause, these symptoms are very serious and if not treated properly can become dangerous and harmful.

Herbal Remedy for depression and mood swing include St. John's Wart or goat weed.  It has proven to be an affective antidepressant in reversing the feelings of depression which many menopausal women experience.  More details of herbal treatment for depression
will be seperately explained.

Herbal remedies for menopause is only one of alternative treatment and integrative medicines that will help you relief from the symptoms. At this stage life, regular checkup is needful.  Breast examination, diabetes and pelvic examination should be done to rule out any unwanted diseases. In most severe menopausal symptoms, you may need estrogen therapy or clonidine therapy in case you do not respond to estrogen therapy. 

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