Your face might turn red, looking flushed. Then, you start to sweat. Others may experience a rapid increase in heart rate, or start to feel as if they are about to catch a slight fever. As uncomfortable as it is, the hot flush is almost inevitable during menopause and perimenopause, which is why we teamed up with health writer Sandy Getzky, who shares five simple things that might help you deal with those annoying hot flushes.
There are over 300 plants that have oestrogens in them and if they are consumed regularly enough they can have a mild effect on women. The most potent of the plant oestrogens is Coumestrol even though it is about 200…
Soya is a food source rich in genistein and daidzein, two phytoestrogens. They have a significant oestrogenic effect and are thought to help regulate hormonal imbalances in women. It has also been claimed that they can help to prevent osteoporosis and recent research in Italy has suggested that taking daily supplements for a period of three months can halve the number of hot flushes suffered.
Check out our eight top tips to beat the menopause without resorting to HRT: Eat a variety of foods and increase your intake of plant foods. This increases the number of different phyto chemicals you ingest and decreases the likelihood…
The menopause is not a disease or a state of oestrogen deficiency, it is an age appropriate and natural decline in oestrogen levels. For those of us who have a hysterectomy, it is often induced surgically and may therefore occur at an earlier age than might have been.
Jagulana, a natural remedy that can be used as an alternative to HRT and provide relief from PMS is now available in the UK.
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.