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Hot flashes occur during menopause which begins when a woman stops menstruation and her ovaries stop producing as much estrogen and progesterone hormones. The hormone estrogen is used by the body for: bones, smooth skin, body heat regulation, artery health, and normal cell operations. The average age at  which menopause occurs in women is 50 years old and lasts for about five years. Symptoms may include  hot flashes, night sweats, depression, mood swings, breast tenderness, skin dryness, burning & pain during sex, and sleeping problems. Eating less meat, dairy products, caffeine, and sugar can help. Stop smoking  and avoid alcohol. Drink at least 5-6 glasses of water a day. A good multi-vitamin mineral supplement and a female herbal supplement may also help.


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Helpful notes
Multi-vitamin & Mineral supplement 10 contains vitamin E , vitamin B , magnesium, calcium, boron, zinc and selenium all which may be helpful for both treatment of hot flashes and other female problems of menopause. A daily supplement provides nutrients needed for general good health and well being.
Black Cohosh 10 herb that has been long used for hot flashes and related female health issues occurring with menopause
vitamin B 10 the B vitamin complex helps to improve blood circulation and also cell operations. Vitamin B6 may help also in reducing water retention.
Omega fatty acids 10 found in flax seed oil, borage seed oil, and omegas in fish oil
Pyridoxine 9 vitamin B6 helps with water retention and relieve symptoms
Pantothenic acid 9 vitamin B5 is good for stress and required for adrenal function
Dong Quai 10 herb that helps to reduce hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and depression. Works well in a formula that also has both ginseng and vitamin B6.
Damiana  9 herb that helps enhance sexual desire and pleasure
Licorice 8 herb that helps with the female hormone estrogen and works well in a general herbal formula for women
vitamin E 8 vitamin E helps to reduce hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.
Boron 8 the mineral boron can help improve calcium absorption in the body which is normally a problem for women
Zinc 7 can help reduce bone loss and improve healing and the immune system problems resulting from menopause. It works well in a good multi-vitamin supplement with B vitamins and vitamin E.
Selenium 6 mineral that helps with hormonal balance

Menopause, are often called or referred to as the "change of life," the time when a woman stops ovulating and her menstruation cycles cease. When a woman stops her ovulation, the ovaries will stop producing both the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen is often thought of as a sex hormone tied to reproduction, but  estrogen also affects many of the various organs in the body. Including cells in the: arteries, bladder, bones, brain, breasts, heart, liver, skin, and vagina all contain estrogen receptors, and need this hormone to stimulate the receptors for normal cell operation. Estrogen is required to keep the skin both smooth and moist, prevent arteries from clogging, and the body's internal thermostat functioning correctly. It is also needed for good bone formation. Although estrogen levels drop sharply after menopause, the hormone does not completely go away. Other organs take over from the ovaries and continue to produce some estrogen and the other hormones. The organs known as endocrine glands create hormones to maintain the body functions. The menopausal period is often different for every individual woman. Some women start early and some later, but the average age of menopause is around 50 year old.. The woman's phase of transition normally lasts up to five years.

A woman who has had a hysterectomy but keeps at least one of her ovaries stops menstruating after surgery, but she will still go through menopause. If both her ovaries are removed during hysterectomy, menopause can happen suddenly, and its symptoms may be even more severe. There are women go through menopause with very few or no apparent symptoms. But, most women experience short-term or acute symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, anxiety, depression, poor libido, bladder problems, vaginal dryness and itching, burning and discomfort during sexual intercourse, breast tenderness, dryness and aging of the skin, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and insomnia. All of these symptoms are due to either estrogen and progesterone deficiency. Over the long term, the reduced supply of estrogen increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and vaginal atrophy. Osteoporosis in particular is a major health problem for women after menopause.

An estimated 80% of the 250,000 hip fractures that occur in the USA every year are caused by osteoporosis. However, it is important to know that menopause is not a disease. It is a natural occurring phase in a woman's life. The outlook a woman has on this time of her life may have a lot to do with how often and bad her symptoms are. If she views menopause as the end of youth and sexuality, it will be much more difficult than if it is viewed as the next and natural cycle of her life. With a proper diet, nutritional supplements, and exercise, many of the effects of menopause can be minimized, if not eliminated completely.



Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else

All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or to administer to any physical ailments.
In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.