Everyone knows that hot flushes are a symptom of the menopause and that HRT is a good way of dealing with them, but when I started the menopause I was completely unprepared for it. I tried various ways of dealing with it and found that worrying about hot flushes made them much worse, whereas positive thinking and meditation were the best way for me to deal with them. I needed to find a more positive approach to dealing with menopausal symptoms.
One of the risk factors contributing to an increased likelihood of developing osteoporosis is a lack of vitamin D. As we all know we get most of it from being exposed to sunlight for a small portion of every day; however here in the UK that’s difficult during the winter months in particular as the light often isn’t strong enough and the cold reduces our willingness to expose our bare skin.
Are you overweight? Are you battling to lose those excess pounds around your middle? If yes, you are definitely not alone in your struggle. According the NHS study, “Statistics on obesity, physical activity and diet: England 2011”, more than half of the adult population are overweight (66% of men and 57% of women). Included in these figures are nearly a quarter of people who are considered obese (22% of men and 24% of women). Would the figures change much if this study had included all of the UK? I suspect not.
A Japanese study in 2008 has revealed that women who drink a lot of coffee may be able to reduce their risk of developing cancer of the uterus (uterine cancer). The study which was led by the Japanese Health Ministry monitored over 54,000 women aged between 40 and 69 for a fifteen year period. They found that 117 of these women developed uterine cancer.
According to the British Medical Journal and other learned publications the rhubarb root extract phytoestrol, which is a natural form of oestrogen, is effective in treating loss of libido, dry eyes and vagina, moodswings, bad hair and skin.
Although it has been long known that fish oil can significantly reduce a mans risk of contracting heart disease, it is only through a recent study that the same can be said for women.
Black Cohosh is a herbal remedy which has been shown to be effective in the treatment of menopausal symptoms including hot flushes, tiredness, and mood swings.
Diets high in soya protein have been linked not only to a reduction in menopausal symptoms, but also to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Researchers in America have discovered that older women that drink tea have a 5% higher bone mineral density than those that do not drink tea.
There are a number of natural remedies for women suffering from endometriosis and fibroids. Both of these conditions can be treated medically, but frequently return when medication is stopped or after surgery.