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Menopause refers to the transition into the infertile stages in a woman's life and is defined as a lack of menstruation for one full year. The first menopausal signs are irregular menstrual bleeding hot flushes, insomnia, sleep disorders and mood swings. It usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55 but can develop before or after this age range.
Most women first begin developing menopause symptoms about four years before their last period. The ovaries work more slowly and production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone decreases. Every woman’s menopause experience is unique. Symptoms are usually more severe when menopause occurs suddenly or over a shorter period of time.
How can menopausal symptoms be reduced?
Two treatment methods are very common: 1) Regular intake of natural phytohormones, and 2) Hormone therapy prescribed by the doctor. Both treatments have advantages and disadvantages:
Phytohormones (like Femaringa Plus™):
Advantages: Works gently and without major side effects. Supplies the body with important vitamins and minerals.
Disadvantages: Requires regular intake of capsules and often becomes effective after 3-6 weeks (not immediately).
Advantages: Usually works quickly and effectively. Especially physical symptoms such as hot flushes can be alleviated.
Disadvantages: Strong intervention in the woman's hormonal balance. Often less effective for psychological symptoms. May lead to an increased risk of breast cancer.