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Naturopathic Causes and Treatment of Menopause

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Menopause describes the permanent cessation of ovarian function, which results in the cessation of ova release, uterine lining creation, and subsequent uterine lining shedding. Menopause typically occurs in women during their late 40s or early 50s, and signals the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life. Menopause is a change that every woman will experience if she lives long enough. Menopause is not a disease but many women reach it physically exhausted and their bodies are unable to cope with the changes that should naturally occur, hence take hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). The main side effects associated with taking oestrogen include bloating, breast tenderness or swelling, swelling in other parts of the body, nausea, leg cramps, headaches, indigestion and vaginal bleeding. More worringly current or recent past users of HRT have a higher risk of being diagnosed with both breast and uterine cancer. These are the 2 biggest killers of women. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle approaches can treat menopause naturally, without the use of pharmacological drugs .See also Carahealth Menopause

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