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There comes an age when every woman experiences a hormonal tipping point in her body and.... Why is it so hot, why am I so irritable, what's with the wrinkles, what's going on? These are the symptoms of the climacteric. Luckily you have a whole repertoire of menopause supplements to help you enjoy the menopause without any problems.
If you're already feeling some discomfort before your time, don't worry, this is for you too. Read on and you'll see!
What are the symptoms of menopause?
Difference between climacteric and menopause
The menopause is nothing more than the cessation of the menstrual cycle, which is confirmed when 12 months have passed since the last menstrual period.
It usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, being early if it appears before the age of 40-45 and late if it appears after 55. Genetics and smoking accelerate its onset.
This term should not be confused with climacteric, which refers to all the changes that occur during the perimenopause. In other words, from pre-menopause to post-menopause, which can last between 5 and 15 years.
This is all part of a normal physiological process in every woman that represents the end of fertility.
Female sex hormones, mainly oestrogen, become imbalanced and eventually plummet. This results in a series of physical and psychological consequences.
The climacteric period usually begins around the age of 45 with the pre-menopause. This phase lasts for about 5 years and the discomforts appear and intensify as menopause approaches:
- Irregular menstruation with scanty or heavy bleeding.
- Hot flushes, which, if they occur at night, can lead to insomnia and daytime exhaustion.
- Mood swings, with frequent sadness, irritability or anxiety.
- Dry, wrinkled and flaccid skin, as well as loss of capillary density and brittle nails. All this is due to a decrease in collagen
- Joint pain and reduced bone density. Osteoporosis may eventually develop.
- Increased cardiovascular risk due to altered cholesterol levels.
- Vaginal discomfort: dryness, reduced lubrication, irritation, itching, pain during sex and increased susceptibility to infection.
- Other symptoms such as urinary incontinence, headaches, lack of libido, poor memory, increased body fat accumulation and possible weight gain.
What are the best supplements for menopause?
While there is a drug treatment to ease the discomfort associated with low oestrogen, it has multiple side effects.
It is always best to first opt for natural menopause supplements, as they are practical and much less aggressive.
As described by the Menopause Institute, vitamins E, A, C, D and several B vitamins are very beneficial in alleviating climacteric symptoms. Minerals such as silica, selenium, calcium and magnesium are also helpful.
The first step is to try to provide all these micronutrients through the diet. However, it can be challenging to meet the nutritional requirements.
That is why we recommend supplements that contain them, such as G7 Beauty, an all-rounder formula that also has a marked anti-ageing effect:
- Organic silica. It stimulates the natural production of collagen. It therefore prevents wrinkles, prevents hair loss, combats brittle nails, strengthens osteoarticular tissue and protects cardiovascular health.
- Vitamin E. Acts as an antioxidant and reduces hot flushes, night sweats and skin dryness.
- Selenium. Another powerful antioxidant which, together with vitamin E, reduces the oxidative stress typical of this stage.
Nowadays we find phytoestrogenic herbs that contain isoflavones, plant hormones that improve the discomfort caused by the decrease in oestrogen by imitating its action. The best known are soya, hops, black cohosh, evening primrose oil, red clover and dong quai.
Cranberry also supports ovarian function and reduces vaginal discomfort. It is also very effective against recurrent urinary tract infections (such as cystitis).
Menopause is an entirely normal process for all women. Be aware of this and adopt healthy habits in which smoking and alcohol have no place.
It will help you exercise daily, eat the proper diet, get adequate rest, use relaxation techniques and maintain your usual sexual activity. Your physical and emotional well-being will soar.
In any case, it is understandable that you are worried. If you want to ease your climacteric symptoms, menopause supplements are great allies. It is also highly recommended that you write down any changes you notice and discuss them regularly with your gynaecologist. And most importantly, get ready for one of the best periods of your life!