If you first want to try treating your menopause symptoms with natural solutions such as herbal supplements, diet change, exercise and improving your healthy living habits before you try bioidentical hormones, there are some products on the market for you.
Medical research has proven that women need natural hormone supplementation with bioidentical hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA. You may even be hearing a lot about Human Growth Hormone supplementation as well. It’s another hormone that decreases as you age. Natural hormone supplementation can combat the symptoms of menopause such as anxiety, hot flashes, night sweats, muscle and joint pain, sleeping problems, brain fog, thinning of the vaginal wall and vaginal dryness, memory problems, mood swings, irritability, depression, acquisition of new allergies, urinary incontinence, and weight gain.
However, there are some herbal supplements available which can give some women complete relief from menopause symptoms. These are the herbal solutions which has played a part in traditional herbal medicine and they have been clinically researched, they are safe and well tolerated. In addition, they are not expensive to buy.
Look for products which contain dong quai, vitex, black cohosh, gamma-orzyanol and hesperidin. Such a product containing all these ingredients in the correct amounts is MenoSense which you can buy in your local health store.
If you are having sleep problems and you wake up in the early hours of the morning and can’t get back to sleep, there are other herbal supplements available by the same company. Waking up in the early hours of the morning and not being able to fall back to sleep is due to stress, high cortisol levels and insulin levels which shoot up in the early morning hours. This is a sign of adrenal exhaustion which comes from chronic stress and living a stressful life. MenoSense makes a product called AdrenaSense which helps combat anxiety and insomnia. If sleeping problems are causing a lot of problems in your life and they are severe, perhaps you should be speaking with your bioidentical doctor about supplementing with natural bioidentical hormones.
Low Libido Natural Treatments
A low libido can be improved with the bioidentical hormones progesterone and testosterone. Low libido during menopause and andropause occurs when production of the hormones estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and prolactin drops. A low thyroid also affects libido. However, if you would like to try some traditional herbal supplements for assisting with low libido, try the herbs L-Arginine which benefits both men and women’s libidos.
Tribullus Terrestris or puncture vine is an adaptogen which raises testosterone levels that are low. Ginkgo biloba also assists with low libido and improves blood flow to small vessels which increases sexual sensation. Eurycoma Longifolia is a Malaysian ginseng and helps libido and assists with vaginal dryness. Choline Bitartrate is another herb that boosts a low libido. As well as these herbs, take some Pantothenic Acid or vitamin B6 which assists with cell production and increases endurance.
All of these natural supplements for the treatment of menopause and andropause should help if you are suffering mild symptoms. They must be used in the correct doses and the dose that is correct for you will be determined by a naturopath or your doctor. If you do not find relief from menopause symptoms from these natural herbal solutions, you should look into having your hormones checked and getting a prescription for natural bioidentical hormones from your bioidentical doctor. Whether you take only natural supplements or bioidentical hormones, you must follow a healthy life style in menopause or andropause. Nothing works alone to restore hormone balance if you are not taking care of your body and your health.