Menopause

What is Menopause?

Typically, a woman’s ovaries stop releasing eggs in their 50’s. Menopause starts when the ovaries slowly stop making the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. A woman who has not had a period for a full year after the age of 45 is considered to be in menopause.

Why does Menopause happen?

Though menopause isn’t a disease but perimenopause can have some unpleasant symptoms such as hot flushes, mood swings, night sweats, osteoporosis, and vaginal dryness. Perimenopause can last an average of 4 to 5 years. After menopause, she faces possible a decline in bone mass and an increased risk of heart disease. 

How supplements can help?

To reduce perimenopause symptoms make sure you eat plenty of plant oestrogens (found in soya, carrots, corn, apples, and oats) and antioxidant fruit and vegetables to slow down the signs of aging. Studies suggest nutrients can lower the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis and manage any discomfort.