Every day about 4,000 women reach menopause - a natural time in a
womanís life when she finds herself free of PMS, menstruation and birth
control issues. Without the menopause symptoms that typically follow,
women would gladly herald this time of their life with excitement.
Yet, the menopause symptoms -
hot flashes, mood swings,
foggy thinking, to name a few - often bring physical and emotion stress
There are 34 menopause signs and symptoms typically listed and these
34 menopause signs and symptoms are what send most women running to
their doctor for hormone replacement therapy.
Some women resort to hormone replacement therapy to diminish these
menopause symptoms but hormone replacement therapy creates a whole new
set of symptoms, side effects and health risks that many women are
unwilling to take.
Many women seek effective natural hormone replacement therapy to
diminish the 34 menopause signs and symptoms while promoting physical
and emotional health and well-being.
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Do you remember our newsletter
last year detailing how Wyeth Pharmaceuticals was attempting to stop
compounding pharmacists from prescribing natural progesterone (diosgenin)
after their profits fell by more than 57% from $2.07 billion in 2003 to
$800 million in 2004 (after the WHI study had to be stopped)?
Well, now they have gone after
centers like ours making complaints to the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC). The FTC's position backed by the big pharmaceutical companies is
that Dr. John Lee, M.D.'s studies were not scientific and did not rise to
the standard of FDA and National Institutes of Health studies, and that
our claims about natural progesterone are false, unfair, deceptive,
misleading advertising in violation of the law..
what Dr. Helen Pensanti M.D. has to say about this. Read on to how the study
This is an attempt to force women into taking
unsafe proven cancer causing synthetic hormones using
your tax dollar to harass natural hormone suppliers. We here at the Women's
Menopause Health Center refuse to take away your choice of a healthy
alternative to Premarin, Prempro and the other dangerous drugs. We are
taking a stand against this heavy handed attempt to destroy competition. We
are going to fight for your choice of a healthy way to get through menopause
comfortably and safely.
(Ed. note: This was from our newsletter last year. The
continued harassment by the FTC has caused us to discontinue our wonderful
product. Do not be forced
into taking something that can kill you. You may purchase safe
progesterone cream at your local health food store, or find it a lot less
expensively on line at places like ebay and yahoo stores.
Do not let these heavy handed tactics destroy your health!)
Virtually all of the 34 menopause signs and symptoms can be treated
and safely and naturally without hormone replacement therapy.
hormone replacement therapy includes
herbal treatments, diet
supplementation with natural, plant-based estrogen components and
healthy lifestyle changes.
Full-swing menopause symptoms can last from six months to two years.
Most of the 34 menopause signs and symptoms are caused by the decrease
and fluctuation of reproductive hormones in a womanís body. Other
menopause signs and symptoms are part of the natural aging process,
which can accelerate as the body goes through menopause.
About 75 percent of women report uncomfortable menopause symptoms.
How intense and frequent women experience some or all of the 34
menopause symptoms is highly individual.
Although past thinking placed menopause as the point when "itís all
downhill from here," women today understand that this transition often
begins about some of their best years. The trick is getting through
menopause symptoms as easily and healthy as possible so they can get on
to those "best years."
The 34 Menopause Signs and Symptoms:
- Hot Flashes: Hot flashes are the most common of the 34 menopause
signs and symptoms, with over 60 percent of menopause women
experiencing this menopause symptom. Hot flashes are a direct result
of hormonal fluctuation and imbalance and the most common reason why
women seek hormone replacement therapy. Most women experience the
majority of hot flashes in the first two years of menopause.
- Fatigue: Fatigue is a common menopause symptoms complaint,
especially for women who experience night sweats (nighttime hot
flashes) that interrupt sleep patterns.
- Insomnia: Insomnia is often caused by night sweats but can also
occur without these hot flash menopause symptoms.
- Mood swings: Fluctuating hormone levels can have women crying at
the drop of a hat for no apparent reason. Many women feel as if they
are on an emotional roller coaster. Relaxation therapy, stress
reduction measures, exercise and natural hormone replacement therapy
often buffer the effects of this and other menopause symptoms.
- Irritability: Irritability can go hand-in-hand with mood swings.
Think of this as the PMS of menopausal women.
- Anxiety: The female sex hormones affect certain chemicals in the
brain that affect mood. Womenís mood can be affected when these
hormones are out of kilter, causing a variety of emotional upheavals
like mood swings, irritability, depression and anxiety.
- Depression: This "menopause symptom" can also be caused by
external stimuli. Changes in career and marriage, children growing up
and leaving the home and new responsibilities of caring for aging
parents - issues many women of menopause age face - can also cause
depression. Women are especially susceptible to depression if they are
run down and fatigued from other menopause symptoms.
- Exacerbation of existing conditions: Just as some menopause
symptoms can spur on others, they can also place a greater stress on
- Vaginal dryness: The vaginal lining becomes thinner and less
flexible during menopause, which can cause vaginal dryness and the
following symptom, painful intercourse. Regular sexual intercourse can
keep the vagina moistened and toned.
- Painful Intercourse: The thinning of vaginal lining can also cause
- Incontinence: The organs surrounding the vagina can also thin and
shrink during menopause. The thinning of the bladder and urethra can
- Urinary Tract Changes: Also related to the thinning of the vagina
and surrounding organs. The pH balance in menopausal women becomes
more alkaline, promoting an environment more conducive to bacterial
growth. Women might also experience the urge to urinate more
Calcium helps to restore proper pH levels returning the body
back to its healthy state.
- Decreased libido: Another of the common menopause symptoms caused,
in part, by fluctuating and decreased hormone levels as well as other
menopause symptoms and life issues. Feelings of fatigue, stress and
emotional upheaval can affect womenís sex life.
- Water retention/bloating: Just when you thought the PMS symptoms
were over... Fluctuating hormone levels can cause water retention.
- Sore, Tender Breasts: Yet another PMS symptom that carries over to
- Memory Lapses: Estrogen plays an important role in memory and the
functioning of nerve cells in the brain. With decreased levels of
estrogen, women can experience memory difficulties.
- Difficulty Concentrating, "Foggy" Thinking: Also related to memory
- Osteoporosis: A decrease in bone density is a natural part of
aging but occurs most rapidly during and after menopause. A decrease
in bone density places women at a higher risk for fractures.
Post-menopausal women can reduce the effects of osteoporosis, which
can produce serious and life-threatening effects, by supplementing
their diet with extra calcium and Vitamin D in addition to regular
- Tooth Loss: Linked to osteoporosis. With the loss of bone in the
jaw, the teeth do not fit as well in their sockets.
- Increased Gum Disease: Lower estrogen levels can cause changes in
the mouth and gums and bleeding of the gums.
- Changes in breath: Along with bad taste in the mouth, changes in
breath are related to the above mentioned menopause symptoms.
- Tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears): Menopausal women often
report ringing in the ears, also called "tinnitus."
- Thinning Hair, Increased Facial Hair: This symptom, like brittle
fingernails and dry skin, is related to falling hormone levels. Women
whose hair loss is significant may choose to wear wigs or explore hair
- Brittle Fingernails: Also related to falling hormone levels.
- Dry Skin, Age Spots: To diminish the affects of this menopause
symptom, women should limit their sun exposure and cigarette smoking
and use ample doses of moisturizers daily. Sun damage is directly
related to age spots. Sun damage and smoking are directly related to
the formation of wrinkles.
- Heart/Cardiovascular Disease:
As the production of estrogen
decreases, the risk of heart attack, strokes and cardiovascular
disease increases. It is extremely important for menopausal women to
maintain normal cholesterol levels and exercise regularly to keep the
heart healthy and fit.
Other Common Menopause Symptoms:
- Heart palpitations.
- Headaches/ migraines.
- Muscle tension.
- Aching joints/muscles.
- Weight gain/increased appetite.
- Dizziness, light-headedness.
- Gastrointestinal changes (indigestion, gas, nausea).
- Tingling feeling in hands and feet.
As noted earlier, fluctuating and decreasing hormone levels cause
many of the 34 menopause symptoms. Replacing these hormones with hormone
replacement therapy does greatly decrease menopause symptoms but also
greatly increases serious health risks. Replacing these hormones through
natural means offers a healthful solution to the 34 menopause symptoms
women can experience.
Natural hormone therapy includes natural, plant-based estrogen along
with herbal treatments. Exercise, eating a healthy, balanced diet and
smoking cessation also play important and significant roles in a womenís
ability to transition through menopause and achieve weight loss with little effect from these