By Sharon Hopkins
Menopause can be stated as the last menstrual cycle in a
woman's life. It is part and parcel of your life similar to
many other things. These symptoms begin long before your
menstruation cycle completely stops. The symptoms of menopause
can last for months or even years. If there are no periods in
12 successive months, it means you have reached menopause. It
is a natural process which is related to hormonal, physical
psychosocial changes in your life.
• Causes of Menopause
Due to lack of estrogen and progesterone women have to go
through this phase of life. During early stages of your life,
these hormones determined the monthly cycles of ovulation and
menstruation. With the passing years our body produces less
amount of progesterone leaving the eggs from the ovaries
unfertilized. Sooner or later the menstrual cycle ends and so
does your chances of becoming pregnant. Menopause does not
that you are sexually inactive.
Symptoms of Menopause
• Irregular Periods
• Gain weight
• Hot Flashes
• Sleep disorder /Insomnia
• Mood Swings
• Memory lapse
• Vaginal or bladder infection
• Abnormal hair growth
Once you are in your late forties and early fifties, every
woman dreads the beginning of the new chapter, known as
menopause. This problem can be dealt head-on by being in
control of the situation. Half of your problem is solved if
are mentally strong. Many a times these symptoms just boil
to stress and irritation. During such times being idle would
make things worse, so find an activity to keep oneself
occupied. Join or form a support group which helps you to deal
with this problem.
Home Remedies For Symptoms of Menopause
• Drink a glass of water at the first sign of hot flashes.
• Keep yourself fit by walking, jogging, bicycling, dancing,
and swimming. This helps immensely to provide relief from the
symptoms of menopause.
• Avoid hot and spicy foods.
• Keep away from alcohol and caffeine which can trigger hot
• Try to relax by adopting breathing techniques to soothe and
calm your body.
• Wear comfortable clothes which are made of natural fibers
like cotton or wool.
• Keep wet towel napkins handy as it may be useful during one
of the hot flashes episode.
• Drink plenty of water and other fluids like juices to
maintain the body temperature.
• A balanced diet is very important to get you past this
problem. Have calcium and vitamin E rich diet such as milk and
milk products, ragi, fish and wheat germ.
• Beetroot juice is very useful to evading menopausal
Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all
precautionary measures while following instructions on the
remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products
you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the
and not with the site or the writer.
About The Author: Sharon Hopkins has been managing number of
natural home remedies websites, such as
www.home-remedies-for-you.com, which provides
information on different uses of the home remedies and natural
cures. By following some simple steps we can make this change
in our life gradual.