Is Menopause a Disease or Natural Process?
Menopause is truly a natural process, which usually affects women normally between 45 -55. It marks a time when a women's body goes through huge hormonal changes, and the ovaries stop producing eggs. In turn making it almost impossible to conceive a child. Most women pass through menopause minor symptoms like a few hot flashes and night sweats, and do not need medical intervention since most of these issues can be treated naturally. However for some women menopause is a time of extreme distress due to the many debilitating and/or embarrassing physical symptoms they experience.
Often, these physical symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes are accompanied by psychological issues like mood swings, irritability, forgetfulness, and even depression. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often the first treatment option offered to women suffering from menopausal symptoms. Although HRT does help some women, it can have side effects more severe than the original symptoms. Women with a family history of breast cancer, stroke, heart disease, liver disease, and high blood pressure are usually advised to avoid HRT.
If a women is looking for a natural remedy, they might consider the kinder and gentler option of homeopathy. Some women have found it to be a highly effective alternative to HRT. Since we are in the business of helping menopausal women with night sweats and hot flashes, we are often consulted by women experiencing menopausal symptoms, which can range in intensity, from being just a bit inconvenient to being totally overwhelming. Of course it is always best to discuss your issues with a physician, but most would say start with something mild and work your way up to stronger treatments if needed.
Many of our customers have found success managing their menopausal night sweats, hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms using a combination of moisture wicking pajamas, cooling sheets, stay cool mattress pad, cooling pillows and homeopathy for kinder and gentler menopausal relief. Most homeopath's start by taking a detailed inventory of the patient’s symptoms, which includes going back in time to record her menstrual history (normal, regular, irregular, painful, heavy etc.), and if she has children. The best and most effective prescription will always be one that has been individualized to suit the specific mental, emotional and physical needs of my patient.
There are a number of homeopathic medicines that can be used to successfully treat menopausal symptoms. For the best results you really do need to see a qualified homeopath who can decide which medicine is most appropriate for your particular needs. However, there are some over the counter homeopathic preparations that might be worth considering if you are looking for a non-hormonal treatment option.