It usually occurs between the ages of forty eight and fifty two, but perimenopause can start in a woman's thirties. When a woman reaches this stage, the ovaries stop releasing eggs and menstruation ceases. This may be a slow process where the cycles become further apart, or it may happen quicker.
Some of the symptoms associated with menopause are: hot flashes, fatigue, headaches, heart palpitations, anxiety, depression, nervous, irritable, inability to sleep, increase in urinary tract infections, vaginal infections, memory loss or "fog", decreased libido.
The symptoms are associated with the drop in production of hormones, especially estrogen and progesterone. This decrease in hormones and the symptoms associated with it can be nutritionally supported. The following are herbs that support a woman during menopause.
Wild Yam is used for hot flashes.
Shatavari is for anger and fatigue.
Black Cohosh is for hot flashes, sweating, sleep and mood challenges.
St. John's Wart is used not only for depression but for sleep issues and hot flashes.
Korean Ginseng helps with mood, sleep, sexual health, and energy levels.
Sage can help with sweating and memory issues.
All of these herbs are included in the product that I use to support women through their menopausal phase of life. Feel free to contact me for a nutritional evaluation and get the support you need to help you through menopause.