Natural Remedies For Perimenopause
Perimenopause is a stage where a woman begins to enter menopause. It can last for a period of 2 – 8 months and even for a year, followed by the last menstrual period. In this stage, the estrogen levels fluctuate leading to irregular periods. This is also accompanied by certain symptoms like night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal loss, mood swings, bone loss, lack of concentration and libido.
Natural remedies for perimenopause
are far effective than medications.
Along with using natural remedies, a healthy diet, doing regular exercises and reducing stress levels through meditation and yoga help in lessening and relieving from perimenopausal symptoms.
Here are a few natural remedies for perimenopause that will be really helpful:
Black Cohosh –
This herb helps in preventing night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, heart palpitations and headaches by reducing the secretion of luteinizing hormone (stimulates gonads i.e ovaries). Normally, estrogen suppresses the luteinizing hormone but as the estrogen levels are too low during perimenopause stage, it is good to take a natural alternative.
This herb reduces the symptoms of lack of concentration and fatigue. It also helps in improving the brain activity by increasing stamina and energy.
Green Tea, Valerian and Hops –
These three remedies provide complete relaxation by enhancing sleep. Green tea contains an amino acid called, theanine that produces calming effect without making you drowsy. Valerian provides good sleep during nights with only a few episodes of waking. Hops also helps in providing good relaxation for your sleep.
It contains phytoestrogens or isoflavones that help in reducing the severity and frequency of hot flashes. Soy products include soy cheese, tofu, soy milk and meat substituted soy products. It also lessens the risk of cancers, bone loss and heart disorders as well as good for maintaining cholesterol levels.
Red Clover –
This is rich in phytoestrogens which will help in lessening the hot flashes that occur during perimenopause.