How to Manage Menopause Symptoms
You are in your 40s and have gracefully aged into your next life stage, feeling wiser, enjoying more freedom and more opportunities. Biologically, for women this middle-age life known as “perimenopause” or “menopausal transition” and is defined by physical, emotional and psychological changes that could last a decade before hitting menopause (a point in time 12 months after a woman’s last period). During the menopausal transition, the body’s production levels of estrogen and progesterone, two hormones made by the ovaries, varies greatly. Bones become less dense, making women more vulnerable to fractures. Physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, fatigue, night sweat, and emotional states such as depression and irritability, may disrupt your sleep, lower your energy level, and affect your overall health.1
Getting Your Menopausal Symptoms Under Control
You don't have to let those menopausal symptoms wreck your life. Regular exercise and a well-balanced diet can help but they are often not enough. While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) also called menopausal hormone, therapy can help ease symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, potentially dangerous side effects of taking HRT have led many women to seek comparative but safer methods.
How to Get Back the Lost Estrogen
Plant-based phytoestrogens are among the most promising options that provide the benefits of estrogen without its side effects. Based on many clinical studies, one of the well-known phytoestrogens used to substitute for the lack of human estrogen, is genistein, a soy-isoflavone derived ingredient extracted from soy products and other plant-based phytoestrogens (isoflavone is a group belonging to phytoestrogens).
Genistein is very potent in emulating the effects of natural estrogen in the body without the dangerous side effects of HRT drugs. Taking Genistein supplements will help you dealing with symptoms of menopause in the short run but also will help you keep your bones in check in the long run!2,3