Menopause is the medical term for the end of a woman’s menstrual periods. It is a natural part of aging, and occurs when the ovaries stop making hormones called estrogens. This causes estrogen levels to drop, and leads to the end of monthly menstrual periods. This usually happens between the ages of 45 and 55, but it can happen earlier. Menopause can also occur when the ovaries are surgically removed or stop functioning for any other reason.

Low estrogen levels are linked to some uncomfortable symptoms in many women. The most common and easy to recognize symptom is hot flashes ÷ sudden intense waves of heat and sweating. Some women find that these hot flashes disrupt their sleep, and others report mood changes. Other symptoms may include irregular periods, vaginal or urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence (leakage of urine or inability to control urine flow), and inflammation of the vagina. Because of the changes in the urinary tract and vagina, some women may have discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse. Many women also notice changes in their skin, digestive tract, and hair during menopause.

Menopause Symptoms —The signs and symptoms of menopause start appearing at least one year before your final period. These include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Decreased fertility
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Mood swings
  • Increased abdominal fat
  • Thinning hair
  • Loss of breast fullness

Homeopathic Remedies for Perimenopause & Menopause

  • Lachesis – Suits especially women who never get well from the change of life; “have never felt well since that time.” It corresponds to many climacteric troubles, such as hemorrhoids, hemorrhages, vertigo, burning on the vertex and headaches. It is remedy for women worn out by frequent pregnancies, with sudden cessation of the menses, trembling pulse, headache, flushing of the heat and rush of blood to the head, cold feet and constriction about the heart.
  • Sanguinaria. – Flushes at climaxis; headache with profuse menses.
  • Caladium. – Pruritus at menopause.
  • Aconite. – Derangements of circulation at menopause.
  • Veratrum viride.- Perhaps no remedy controls the flushes of heat, so annoying to women at the change of life, as well as Veratrum viride.
  • Cimicifuga – is very often the remedy for the suffering incident to the change of life. There is sinking at the stomach, pain at the vertex and irritability of disposition. The patient is restless and unhappy, feels sad and grieved..
  • Caulophyllum – for nervous conditions following the climaxis, when there is “great nervous tension and unrest with a propensity to work and worry over little things.”
  • Sepia – is mainly a female remedy. It is known as the ‘washer-woman’s remedy’, because people who need this remedy are worn down, Exhausted, Weepy, Weak, Perspire profusely, Need air, Must sit down and cross their legs, as they feel their insides will fall out, Are so worn out they can appear indifferent to their loved ones
  • Sulphuric Acid – weakness and debility are common to this remedy, a craving for stimulants. Prolapse of vagina and uterus from weakness, Flushes of heat, followed by sweating and a trembling all over, Irritability, Weepiness over the slightest thing, They can have nightmares before or after periods. They must do everything in a hurry. They get angry and impatient because things move so slowly.
  • Calcium carbonicum – is a very useful remedy during the menopause. She has always worried about what others think of her and even more so now. She has a strong focus on security, with lots of anxieties around money and health. When she is ill, she can despair of ever recovering her health. Hot flushes, with burning sensations in the vertex. Head and neck wet with perspirations, worse during sleep. Metrorrhagia and uterine fibroids, sometimes with marked uterine hemorrhages.

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