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Summary: A discussion on when a woman needs to take menopause supplements.
Going through menopause is like getting ready for a baby. Shopping for baby clothes and other what-have-you's takes up most of your time. As with preparing for the coming of a new baby into the home, choosing menopause supplements is not a one day affair as well. Your health and well-being is basically dependent on your choice of menopause supplements. Thus, it is best to get some advice from very reliable health care practitioners.
There have been a lot of press releases about some menopause supplements being ineffective contrary to what they claim. Some reports even said that what we knew to be very dependable may even be harmful to us.
Actually, only about a third of the female population experience menopausal symptoms. Some do not even know they are going through menopause until the time that their menstrual periods ended.
So, should you take menopause supplements even if you don't feel the symptoms? Some experts say that despite not feeling any symptoms of menopause, one still has to have menopause supplements. Hormone Replacement Therapy is almost always suggested. However, up to now, there have been arguments to this suggestion regarding the efficiency and harmful effects of HRT. Even if HRT and other menopause supplements have certain benefits, the risks may be far greater.
Does that mean menopause should not be treated unless there are symptoms? Correct. . In fact, studies show that menopause, without those bothersome symptoms, need not be treated. You may know of someone who never felt anything during her menopause. She may have had mood changes more often than usual but she got over it. Menopause symptoms may not even be as severe as those brought about by pregnancy. If you have endured a lot of sacrifices and discomforts when you were pregnant, then there is no reason why you can't live with night sweats, weight gain, and even hot flashes for a few months or more. As long as you are not in extreme pain, Menopause supplements should not be an option.
So temporarily taking in hormones for menopause symptom relief is still unwise? Right. If you decide to have hormone replacement therapy as a remedy for the symptoms till-who-knows-when, you would still experience hot flashes and other symptoms by the time you stop the therapy.
Women should not occupy themselves searching for the best menopause supplements. These may provide temporary relief but it can also be a source of other health-related problems. Instead they should focus more on doing healthy lifestyle changes to better deal with menopause and its symptoms. And like all natural calamities and disasters, all these too shall pass.