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Natural ways to manage menopause


Debilitating symptoms of menopause can strike anywhere for women in their late 30’s and into their 50’s. Knowing how to tackle the onslaught of symptoms that can leave you feeling exhausted, irritable and with a lack of energy is another matter. So, where to begin?

Connecting the Dots

Menopause can strike without warning! Some people sail through, without a hair out of place, not a worry in the world. Others tend to experience their fare share of disturbances, not only throughout the daylight hours but right around the clock.

Commonly, I see women who are showing signs of chronic lack of sleep, irritability, depressive moods, low energy, hot flushes, night sweats and weight gain.

Establishing the triggers and underlying causes, helps to build a solid framework into a positive treatment plan moving forward. Analysing hormonal markers, nutritional deficiencies and lifestyle factors impacting this overall picture is what makes for a lightbulb moment.

Suddenly, the clouds begin to clear and life becomes just that bit more exciting and manageable.

Step off the menopausal rollercoaster

It’s time for a change – a real change! If you have been wallowing around for months (maybe even years), thinking there is no resolve to how you are feeling…think again!

Naturopathy offers some truly wondrous remedies when it comes to balancing hormones and restoring you back to good health. I hear it all too often with my clients, that their regular practitioners are not listening and understanding the true nature of their concerns. You can experience a roller-coaster of symptoms. Hormonal fluctuations and declining estrogen levels can leave you feeling frustrated and exhausted.

Perimenopause is the transitional stage leading into menopause. This is where you tend to notice the real changes in your health. Menopause is considered the time 12 months from your last menstrual period. Many health concerns can still prevail after this point in time.

Signs you may be approaching menopause
  • weight gain
  • hot flushes
  • night sweats
  • dry skin
  • thinning hair
  • sleep issues
  • vaginal dryness
  • mood swings
  • poor metabolism
  • irregular periods
  • bone loss
Ways to manage your health

Ideally, a multitude of factors should be addressed. Firstly, adequate testing to establish a baseline read on those pesky hormones. Investigating lifestyle factors that may be influencing the picture and an in depth evaluation of your diet to see how your dietary choices may be triggering symptoms for you.

Menopause can also mimic thyroid symptoms, so it’s always beneficial to rule this one out. I have spent countless years specialising in hormonal health, so if the thyroid is involved, I’ll see it in an instant.

If you feel, you are not being listened to and would like to get off the merry-go-round of no answers, feel free to in contact with me, so we can investigate your hormones and devise a specialised treatment for you. Supporting your health, with changes to your diet and lifestyle, can help provide you with the guidance you need.