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Using Herbs as Natural Supports for Symptoms of Menopause

Wednesday, May 4th 2022 10:00am 9 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Approaching perimenopause and menopause can evoke many emotions for a woman. It’s a time of incredible change that can bring about greater freedom and wisdom. However, the symptoms associated with menopause can be severe and debilitating for some women. Even mild symptoms can alter how a woman experiences this time of life.

Menopause occurs when you have not had a menstrual period for over a year (assuming no other reasons for amenorrhea). However, many menopause symptoms can begin during the years leading up to menopause, which is called perimenopause.

The median age for menopause is between 50 and 52 years old, which means that perimenopause typically begins for women in their forties. Conventional western medicine offers synthetic hormones for treatment during this transition. However, you have natural support alternatives to consider.

Let’s take a deeper look at these herbs and natural supports to help alleviate the symptoms of menopause.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

As menopause approaches, your hormone levels decline and change, exacerbating symptoms that can include:

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