Menopause is not a disease, but it is new phase in an older woman’s life which usually causes the ovulation to cease and as a result Menopause stops. This is a natural phenomenon in life and it starts many years before menopause symptoms actually begin to show. The levels of the hormones may vary for many years before eventually becoming so little that the endometrium remains thin and does not bleed. Generally the ovaries start to slow the production of hormones like estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. The low estrogen levels may lead to changes in collagen production that may affect hair, nails, skin and tendons. The skin may become thinner, dryer, less elastic, more prone to bruising and skin itching may also occur.
The foremost symptoms of menopause are, night sweats, insomnia, hot flushes, palpitations, joint aches, vaginal dryness and headaches. Due to the shortage of estrogen it thereby contributes to developing heart disease, osteoporosis, tooth decay, cardiovascular problems and a range of vaginal complications.
Menopause generally occurs around 51 years, but it can occur much earlier or later. If it occurs before the age of 45 then it is called early menopause and before the age of 40 it is called as premature menopause. Premenopause is the phase from the beginning of menopausal indication to the post menopause. Post menopause subsequently occurs in the last period. Usually it is defined as more than 12 months when no periods in someone occurs and with intact ovaries.
Menopause symptoms are as follows –
1. Hot Flashes
2. Sleep Problems
3. Bladder Problems
4. Aches and Pains
5. Skin Problems
6. Vaginal Dryness
7. Emotional imbalances.
The Home Remedies are –
To increase your levels of estrogen try increasing your consumption of plants which contain estrogenic substances.
To reduce the Hot Flashes one will have to drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday. Then use 2 teaspoons of cohosh root tincture, 1 spoon of don quai root tincture, 1 spoon of sarsaparilla tincture, 1 spoon of licorice root tincture, 1 spoon of chaste tree tincture, 1 spoon ginseng root tincture.
Then mix all the ingredients well and take 3 drops a day. For skin one may use 2 ounces aloe Vera gel and blossom water. 1 tablespoon of wine vinegar can be used to bring a glow in the skin. 6 drops rose eranium essential oil and few drops of sandalwood essential oil.
There are various creams that can be applied to prevent any type of irritation. Even oil application like almond oil is an effective home remedy.