Natural remedies for menopause mood swings

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Dr Sarah Edwards MD
PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS Dr. Sarah served as Clinical Assistant Professor and Visiting Professor University of the Wester specialties include Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, and anxiety Medicine. ABOUT DR. SARAH EDWARDS Dr. Sarah Edwards is a Locum Tenens physician. She received Sher medical degree from the University of the West School of Medicine and completed Sher specialty training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA, and at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She has been trained in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Anxiety Medicine. In addition, she was also trained in Thoracic Transplantation Medicine and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Dr. Edwards has a special interest in Integrative Medicine, especially the non-pharmacologic treatment of Sleep Disorders. CERTIFICATIONS Dr. Sarah Edwards is Board Certified in the following: • Internal Medicine • Child Diseases • Critical Medicine • She is also a Diplomate of The American Board of Anxiety Medicine. EDUCATION Postgraduate: • University of Nevada School of Medicine • Residency: Internal Medicine
The average age of menopause in the United States is approximately 51 years, however, it is worthwhile to appreciate that perimenopause can begin a lot earlier and can endure for several years. The technical definition for Menopause is when a woman does not have her
the period for a whole year, however, symptoms can begin much earlier.
There are many symptoms other than hot flushes that women go through too. These can be a headache, heavy bleeding, gaining weight, low libido and losing hair. Women can also become moody, forgetful and seem to go completely balmy. However, there are many ways to get through this uncomfortable stage and it all starts with looking after yourself.

Care For Your Liver

Looking after your liver is another key aspect of hormonal health, especially during menopause. There are several ways the liver is linked to hormonal health. First, it helps to process and distribute hormones into your bloodstream where they perform their tasks of sending signals to your body and tissues.
Secondly, it assists in eliminating excess hormones from the bloodstream and ships them to be expelled from your body. Therefore, it’s quite involved in hormonal balance. However, if you overload your liver with too much detoxification tasks, it may not work at its best, which can worsen menopausal symptoms. Therefore, if you don’t want to overwork your liver quit coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol (stimulants), as they trigger hot flashes. Take healthy alternatives like water or green tea instead.
  • Cut out sugar, junk food and avoid environmental chemicals
  • (e.g. chemical cleaning products, sprays, fumes, etc),
  • since most packaged foods may contain chemicals that overburden your liver.
  • Then support your liver function by taking plenty of water (at least 8 glasses a day), and give it antioxidants to help in the cleansing process.
  • Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants.
  • Besides, many herbs support the liver, the major ones being milk thistle and globe artichoke.
Eat unprocessed natural foods, especially vegetables, whole grains, fruits, seeds, beans, nuts, and healthy fats. Avoid too much sugar and salt.

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