Herbal Supplements for Perimenopause

Perimenopause marks the interval of time in which a woman’s body begins to make its transition into menopause. Perimenopause encompasses the years leading up to menopause — anywhere from two to eight years — plus the first year after a woman’s final period. This entire process is a natural part of aging and signals the end of a woman’s reproductive cycle.

Herbal supplements for perimenopause can ameliorate some of the more niggling or even debilitating associative perimenopause symptoms.  During this period, a woman’s estrogen levels rise and fall.

Herbal supplements for perimenopause can help to balance hormones.  Ordinarily, the menstrual cycle   may lengthen or shorten or a woman may begin to menstruate but not ovulate, during perimenopause.  It’s only during cycles when a woman does ovulate that she can become pregnant.  Herbal supplements for perimenopause can be an important component to overall health during this time period.

The time at which perimenopause starts and how long it lasts, varies by individual. To start, a woman would typically notice signs of impending menopause, such as menstrual irregularity, sometime in their 40s.  However, some women may notice changes as early as their mid-30s. Herbal supplements for perimenopause can help during this transition phase.

Herbal supplements for perimenopause are gaining in popularity not only because they help to relieve symptoms associated with perimenopause and balance hormones, but also due to the fact that they have been shown to be far safer and often just as effective as HRT (hormone replacement therapy).

Since its first appearance in the 1960’s HRT became (almost overnight) the number one treatment plan for women suffering from symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause.  In the case of perimenpausal patients, this included women with uneven or irregular periods (spotting).  In the case of menopausal patients, these patients no longer had menstrual cycles.

Perimenopausal and menopausal women can present identical symptoms.  These include (but are not limited to) hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, heart palpitations, moodiness, insomnia, reduced sexual drive, abdominal weight gain, drying skin, and hair loss or abnormal unwanted hair growth.  Herbal supplements for perimenopause have been known to reduce, or in some cases, totally eliminate the symptoms associated with perimenopause and/or menopause.

In the decades following the introduction of HRT, copious amounts of scientific research has overwhelming identifying the horrifying risks associated with this type of treatment plan.  Among the common risks associated with HRT are heart disease and various insidious types of cancer.  A move toward herbal supplements for perimenopause is a move away from the high and uncertain risks associated with HRT.

In droves, women are rethinking traditional medicine and migrating toward herbal supplements for perimenopause.

The sales of herbal supplements for perimenopause have skyrocketed in recent years.  Rather than being goaded into high-risk treatment plans pushed by corporately owned (for profit) medical entities, many women are leading the charge away from high risk treatment plans and towards effective low-risk alternatives.  Herbal supplements for perimenopause are a big part of the change.

As overall health care costs continue to escalate due to technological advancements in equipment and treatment plans, some women are applying the brakes, taking charge of their own health care and administering “old-school” treatments to an age-old problem.  Herbal supplements for perimenopause are a big part this “old/new again” type thinking.

Taking charge and perception are a big part of well being.  Knowing in advance the very high disease risks and side effects of HRT prior to and especially during treatment, add a tremendous amount of undo and needless stress to the process.  Everyone no doubt agrees that it is highly counterproductive and nearly counterintuitive to add extreme stress to any healing process.

Women who take charge of their own health regimen can immediately eliminate this type of stress from their lives.  This, coupled with the additional of herbal supplements for perimenopause can go a long way toward maintaining a safe and effective alternate treatment plan.

In addition to the tremendous short and long term health care costs that can be realized by opting for herbal supplements for perimenopause, the actual overall health benefits can be tremendous as well.

Not unlike chemotherapy, HRT can put undue stress on other bodily organs and systems, other than the endometrial. Heart, liver and kidney function can also be affected (even short term) by HRT.  Wouldn’t it be better to consider an overall health plan that included safe and effective herbal supplements for perimenopause?

FemFlax® is an all natural plant based supplement that can be added to any perimenopause and menopause symptom management treatment plan.  The active ingredients have been in vivo tested to be safe and effective antigens toward common symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause, including hot flashes and night sweats.