Menopause exposed (all you need to know about it)
To be or not to be in menopause
It concerns everybody, even men.
Some facts and figures
Menopause is a natural process that happens to every woman at the average age of 51, when the ovaries stop producing estrogen. Removed ovaries, irradiation, chemotherapy and certain diseases also cause a lack of estrogen.
There is a transition period, which can last 20 years, in which 80 % of the women experience some complaints, caused by fluctuations in hormones. The best known are hot flushes. But there are also sleep- and mood disorders, changes in the menstrual cycle, worsening of PMS, vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse, urinary complaints, concentration disorders and anxiety, depression, joint- and muscle pain, headaches, weight gain, brittle hair and nails and impaired libido. A whole list and all that while we can still get pregnant. No need to say that this has a huge impact on the quality of life. But it doesn’t stop there.
“The menopause is a conceptual error that only manifests itself because we live that long”
Disadvantaged by nature
Women don’t always get the right diagnose
The power of estrogen
Different ways to deal with it
Maybe ginseng can help you
- rich in rare, active ginsenosides: the main active components in ginseng
- a totum, because then you can benefit from all the other active and non-active components in the ginseng root, like polysaccharides which have a beneficial effect on gut microbiota
- pure: no residues of solvents or pesticides, adulteration or contamination
Alternative natural remedies
- weight-bearing exercises, such as walking or running because they keep bones strong. Walking 1 hour 3 times a week is more effective than taking hormones or extra calcium.
- strength training strengthens your muscles and bones by resisting against weight, try handling weights or squatting for example. This is important because as we age, our muscle tissue decreases, while our fat tissue increases.
- cardio or aerobic training: will keep your heart and blood vessels in good shape. Aim for at least 150 minutes total of moderate-intensity exercise per week, like speed walking, bicycling or cross training.
- balance training, such as yoga, tai chi, qi gong helps to avoid falling, maintains flexibility and reduce stress and chronic pain. Yoga even has a positive effect on hot flashes and palpitations.