Ciara Wright recently presented to 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group. The talk was around dealing with post-treatment hormonal balance and surgical menopause. In this blog we outline some of the main points covered, including the benefits of phytoestrogens.
Menopause is a hot topic at the moment and the time between peri menopause and complete cessation of periods can vary greatly. Some women sail though this time without any symptoms and the only thing they notice is that their periods have stopped. Others however can experience anything from hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, declining libido, osteoporosis, ageing skin, lack of energy, joint pains, weight gain, headaches to changes in hair quality.
Balancing your hormones naturally
Nutrition plays an important role in balancing your hormones naturally. When our hormones are out of balance, this can lead to problems such as pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), irregular, painful or heavy periods, difficulties getting pregnant and a myriad of menopausal symptoms. At every stage in your life, supporting your hormonal balance through simple dietary and lifestyle changes could help to reduce the effects of hormonal changes.
The average age for the menopause is 51 but the peri-menopause can begin a long time before your last period. While the most widely discussed symptoms are hot flushes and night sweats, the symptoms are wide-ranging and you may be surprised to learn how many symptoms can be related to the change: