It is estimated that there are 13 million women going through the menopause in the UK. Despite all the doom and gloom, there some good news as many women will actually sail through it without any problem, and even for those who don’t, there are good things to look forward to once you come through the other end.
Alison Cullen A.Vogel nutrition therapist and Health Educator looks at the positives in terms of what women can look forward to post menopause.
For those who sadly are not sailing through the menopause Eileen Durward, A.Vogel’s menopause expert says: “We’re all different, and going through the menopause is different for everyone, with a whole host of potential symptoms.” Hot flushes and night sweats are the symptoms that cause most distress, and a simple, non-hormonal solution is Sage extract that works well for many women.
Sage is thought to possess the handy ability to rebalance the sweat regulating mechanism in the brain to help with daytime flushes or night sweats. A.Vogel Menoforce Sage tablets offer relief from excessive perspiration associated with hot flushes, including night sweats. This means that however wobbly your hormones are and however much they are throwing out your temperature regulation, sage can help bring it back into line.
As well as controlling hot flushes and nights sweats, making lifestyle changes will help and there are natural products out there that can alleviate symptoms.
Lift the Mood – Exercise produces endorphins – ‘feel good’ chemicals that can reduce the low mood and anxiety that may hit in the menopause. Plus muscle and joint aches and pains are very common in the menopause, but exercise promotes the production of pain-killing chemicals from the brain stem, without any of the drawbacks of taking painkillers.
Can’t concentrate – Forgetful and can’t concentrate allow yourself more time and if you’re suffering from sleep problems try and rectify your sleep. Try Healthspan Gingko Biloba Super Strength* which also contains vitamin B5 to contribute to normal cognitive function as well as help with fatigue.
Flush the body of toxins – As periods become less frequent during the perimenopause and menopause, the body loses one of its exit routes for toxins. The more toxins there are in the body, the more likely are skin problems, digestive disorders and arthritic complaints.
Thousands of women at all stages of the menopause are finding refuge online at the A.Vogel Menopause Health Hub. The hub hosts an array of advice for women, including weekly Menopause Monday videos from Eileen. Women can also ask questions directly to Eileen who provides personal responses and aims to tackle the fear surrounding the menopause.