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Complementary and alternative treatments for menopauseNatural remedies for menopauseMenopause for all women is a key event in the process of aging. In menopause, the average age of 51, but smoking, alcohol use factors, such as irregular cycles in the early menopause (all associated with earlier age at menopause) may be affected before, and mother's age at menopause.While some women never experience anyDiscomfort during menopause, women are not the majority. Hot flashes are the most common complaints, 70 percent to 85 percent of the women. Night sweats are also common, and in particular can be unsettling for some women. Night sweats several times every night and can often cause interrupted sleep, fatigue, irritability and mood disturbances leading to. Other symptoms of menopause, heart palpitations, incontinence or urinary symptoms such as frequent urinary tract infections, vaginal dryness, decreased libido, headache, nervousness, and poor memory or "fuzzy thinking" are included.Although menopause is a natural part of aging, many women who suffer from severe or prolonged symptoms to seek help. Today, that support traditional, complementary, or alternative medicine can come from many directions. Traditional Medicine (MDs), doctors of osteopathy (DOS) of the doctors and nurses, physical therapists, dietitians and such allied health care professionals, by the practice.Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine, and medical and health care systems, practices, and acupuncture, Herbs, lifestyle changes, or as dietary supplements may include a diverse group of products. Alternative medicine is used instead of conventional medicine. Some traditional medicine practitioners also use complementary or alternative methods.Hormone replacement therapy - conventional treatmentFor several decades the traditional treatment for menopause symptoms, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been. Hormone replacements are available by prescription alone and estrogen or other hormones progestin, in combination with include.Hormone therapy uses plenty of women who have severe symptoms or symptoms that have lasted a long time, especially for hot flashes and night sweats are effective. In addition, hormone therapy is to protect against osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease that occurs with age.For decades, women routinely uncomfortable menopausal symptoms with hormone therapy prescribed by their physicians. However, in 2002, a large study, Women's Health InitiativeFound an increased risk of stroke and blood clots.Also, doctors prescribe the lowest possible dose for the shortest time is advised. For many women, symptoms are not too uncomfortable, or their risk factors are such that they choose to not taking hormones.PhytoestrogensPerhaps the best know soy phytoestrogen, or estrogen that is found naturally in food. Soy, chickpeas and other legumes as a source of isoflavones, phytoestrogen is a kind of. Flaxseed, whole grain foods, and some fruits and vegetables, a plant estrogen as a source of lignans are.Isoflavones in China and Japan came to the attention of scientists studying the diets of women. They found that Asian women ' s they were studying diets high in soy isoflavones had fewer and less severe symptoms associated with menopause reported. In addition, Asian women compared to Western women had a lower incidence of osteoporosis and heart disease.Vitamin ENatural vitamin E is signified by the letter d d vitamin e. Synthetic vitamin E antioxidant activity, but the cell membrane may prevent you from entering naturally. Synthetic vitamin E is signified by the letter dl, dl alpha-tocopherol. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means that the excess is stored in the body. Consequently, to more than 400 iu of vitamin E a day is not recommended.BotanicalsMany herbs for effectiveness in relieving menopausal symptoms being studied.Black cohosh is probably the most commonly used to treat the symptoms of women's herb. For generations, Native Americans, black cohosh "cramp bark" is called and it is used to treat menstrual cramps.Black cohosh is an important herb in Chinese medicine practice, and Europe and the United States on the scale used for relief of hot flashes. The low risk of side effects due to the use of short-term American Menopause Society (at least six months) supports the black cohosh. However, National Institutes of Health said that, although early evidence is encouraging, there are not enough data to recommend black cohosh for menopausal symptoms. NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative MedicineIn addition, Dong Quai almost every Chinese herbal formula used to provide relief from menopausal symptoms is found. Other herbs used for menopause red clover, ginseng, kava, and include the Holy Berry.AcupuncturePracticed in China for thousands of years, acupuncture popular in this country, a variety of conditions associated with menopause discomforts, including what is happening. Acupuncture is holistic in nature, and treat the source of the problem rather than just alleviating symptoms of the works.Acupuncture hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, insomnia, and may be effective in treating other symptoms of menopause. In addition to acupuncture, a licensed acupuncturist in the treatment plan an individualized dietary recommendations, an herbal formula, and may involve lifestyle changes.Changes in lifestyleSome women find they have little or lifestyle changes like diet, exercise and stress management can cut through the discomforts of menopause.Dietary changes that can be effective, avoiding caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and fatty foods, eat more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water are included.