Menopausal Problems

Natural and herbal remedy recipes for treating menopausal problems


Relieve Menopausal Problems

Women when reaching around 50 years old, their ovaries will be making less and less estrogen and progesterone, until the menstrual cycle tapers off and finally stop. Estrogen are needed to keep skin smooth and moist, arteries unclogged and proper bone formation. The symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, dryness of skin and vagina, insomnia, mood swings, depression, bone loss and osteoporosis. Women going through menopause are more vulnerable to diseases and disorders. For those who have been taking Hormone Replacement Therapy to combat the symptoms are waking up to find that they are plagued with higher risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancers.

Soy

Menopause is a natural stage of women’s lives and their bodies are capable of working it through. Any effort in trying to tamper with the laws of nature will have adverse consequences. The large population of women in China and Asia have always been the largest clinical trial possible to prove the benefits of soy for menopause. Unfortunately when western scientists confirmed the benefits of phytoestrogen found in soy, people had over reacted and had over consumed fortified soy products and soy supplements. After decades of high consumption of soy supplements, women’s cancer rate has been on the rise and soy is taking the blame. There are studies showing that only 20 gm of soy in a diet is enough to reap the benefits of lowering the chance of breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers plus the bonus of lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Soy advocates are rightfully noting that isoflavones provided in supplements and fortified soy products cannot be assumed to have the same effects as dietary soy. Menopausal women is advised to consume moderate amount of freshly made soy milk (one glass a day) from organic beans or add some soy beans to cooking to reap the benefits.

Dietary guideline

Take more bone soup for calcium and avoid high phosphorus foods such as soft drinks, beer, milk and meat which are known to compete with calcium absorption. Avoid foods that are rich in cholesterol. Eat a diet that is low in animal fat, protein and dairy products, and high in complex carbohydrates such as high fiber vegetables. Add more B vitamin–rich sources to your diet, including beans, whole grains, legumes, fruits (oranges), vegetables and some pork can prevent menopausal symptoms. Low impact exercise such as yoga, hiking and weight lifting can help to slow down bone loss and to improve quality of sleep. For those who can accept menopause gracefully, it can greatly improve their mood and ability to deal with menopause successfully.   

Chinese medicine sees the many menopausal symptoms as problems due to kidney yang or kidney yin deficiency (i.e. yin-yang imbalance). Our kidney system governs the reproductive functions which is the source of life. Treatments involve nourishing and reinforcing kidney yin. Dong quai, ginseng, fennel, licorice, raspberry, wild yam, lily bulb are herbs commonly used to treat menopausal problems.

 

All Menopausal Problems Recipes:

Jellyfish Drink (5801)

Reduce menopausal symptoms

Treated Red Dates and Walnut Maltose (5802)

Treat aging, hot temper, forgetfulness, tired looking of menopausal women

Black Glutinous Rice Congee (5803)

Prevent and treat night sweat

Scrophulariae Root and Black-meat Chicken Soup (5804)

Treat menopausal syndrome of dizziness and lack of energy

Licorice, Wheat and Pork Soup (5805)

Treat bad temper, depression, melancholy, insomnia, irritability, lack of energy

Dang-gui Pigeon Soup (5806)

Treat missing menstrual period causing pain to abdomen and chest

Chinese Yam & Longan Dessert (5807)

Treat all menopausal symptoms

Lily, Rehmannia and Egg Dessert (5808)

Treat symptoms of irritability, insomnia, dreaminess, palpitation and absent-mindedness

Lotus Seed and Liquorice Tea (5809)

Treat menopausal discomfort