Some natural measures can be adopted to alleviate the symptoms of menopause , whether or not they are combined with drug treatment.
In general, ingestion is safe and brings benefits to the body, but it is important to remember that even the use of teas or natural supplements should be discussed with specialists.
Even though natural, the treatments below can cause side effects and overdoses can lead to poisoning. Therefore, use should always follow the professional’s recommendations.
Vitamin D and E supplements
Vitamin D and E can reduce hot flashes and control the discomfort of menopause, also helping to maintain bone health. In addition to the reinforcement in the diet, it is possible to find them in manipulated or ready supplements.
The product can assist in hormonal regulation due to its estrogenic properties. It is possible to use it in massages, topically (passing through the skin) or taking inhalations (mixing the oil in the water and heating it).
Ginseng is a plant used to relieve anxiety symptoms , improve mood, treat insomnia and depression . In addition, in menopause ginseng can be consumed to improve intimate lubrication, improve sexual desire and stimulate libido.
The product can help maintain sleep, balance mood and reduce pain and inflammation. Therefore, in menopause, the herb can minimize hot flushes, maintain the quality of sleep and decrease emotional variations.
In patients who experience improvements with regular consumption, the herb tea may be more suitable than isoflavones, as it becomes safer for patients who have a history of breast cancer .
The plant has several isoflavones and, therefore, acts in a similar way to estrogens. In addition, the tea or supplement, consumed regularly, can help with bone health and balance cholesterol. The recommendation for menopausal symptoms is up to 60mg per day, mostly relieving hot flushes.
The plant acts mainly by reducing the symptoms of hot flushes and in the vaginal mucosa, easing the atrophy. The recommended dose is up to 80mg per day.
The herb is used mainly for actions on the nervous system and improves emotional conditions, acting as a tranquilizer and antidepressant. To help balance serotonin (a mood-related neurotransmitter), up to 900mg per day is recommended.
The plant is indicated mainly for emotional and psychological treatments, due to its calming and sleep-facilitating effect. Recommended doses are up to 400mg per day for anxiety disorders, depression and insomnia.
Melissa is used to improve emotional conditions related to anxiety, insomnia and restlessness, but also for digestive symptoms. The intake should be up to 240mg per day.
Helps to minimize vaginal dryness and can be used after or during the bath. It also helps in moisturizing the skin and hair.
It can improve headaches and reduce anxiety, helping with emotional control. The product can be found in health food stores and should be used topically (on the skin).
Ylang ylang oil
The plant is used as a relaxing and aphrodisiac therapy, increasing libido and sexual stimuli. The product is extracted from the ylang ylang plant, resulting in an oily liquid, with a very striking aroma. In general, topical use is recommended, massaging the skin in the belly area.
Patchouli extract is found in health food stores and can be used to reduce mood swings, relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety, and can act as a sexual stimulant.
Just like ylang ylang oil, the product must be used externally, massaging the skin, especially in the belly area.
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