Menopause is a condition where a woman’s menstrual period stop and she is unable to get pregnant naturally. There are some symptoms that women need to watch out for before they experience menopause. The average age of women who have menopause is around 50 years old (this may vary).
When hormones of estrogen and progesterone start to drop due to menopause, women will experience the following signs:
Hot flushes may produce very inconvenience feeling of intense heat and in some cases can disrupt their pattern of sleep.
It is still possible for women to conceive although there may be irregular menstruation. It is a common thing to have skipped periods during peri-menopause. However, it is also necessary to check whether or not you are pregnant when you have skipped your period.
During the transition from peri-menopause to menopause, it is recommended for women to have regular visits to a doctor. The doctor will often suggest you to have screenings such as mammography, lipid, thyroid testing or colonoscopy.
What is HRT?
HRT is Hormone Replacement Treatment is a treatment used to augment the body’s hormone level, either estrogen therapy or progesterone therapy. This HRT is usually for women who undergo a stage of menopause where the level of estrogen and progesterone drop significantly. HRT is usually recommended to those who have menopause symptom in late 40.
However, the use of HRT has changed significantly when a large clinical trial found that it actually posed more health risks than benefits for one type of hormone therapy, especially for older postmenopausal women. As there are health hazards about HRT, doctors try to avoid prescribing this to patients. Dr Christine advises that using acupuncture is a more natural way of eliminating menopause symptoms.
Menopause dietary advise
How Acupuncture may assist in balancing the hormones and rejuvenating internal organs such as kidney, liver and spleen
Acupuncture with the conjunction of Chinese medicine may reduce or eliminate all of the symptoms in most of the cases.