The average age of normal menopause is 51 years, with or without undesirable symptoms such as hot flushes, mood disorders, sweats, headaches, insomnia, incontinence, dryness, rheumatism, weakness, facial hair, among others.
In menopause, estrogen and progesterone, the main female hormones, drop to very low levels compared to the reproduction years. Hormone replacement therapy has advantages and disadvantages that each woman should be informed about before deciding whether or not to go through with it.
How the Nutritional Therapy Athens Clinic can help
Our first goal is to alleviate the adverse symptoms and then support the health of the bones, the cardiovascular system and your mood. Proper nutrition helps a lot with all of the above and relieves women in all levels. Vitamins C and E, bioflavonoids and c-oryzanol seem to help with the hot flushes, while vitamin B complex, Omega 3, Omega 6 fats, zinc and magnesium may help the hormonal balance. International clinical research has shown that specific herbs seem to have very beneficial properties.
In the Personalized Nutritional Plan we incorporate natural foods, avoiding sugar, sweets and coffee. We prefer to reduce meat consumption and increase that of legumes, natural nuts, apples, carrots, celery, parsley, dill, spinach and flaxseed, among others.