Relaxed through menopause

Hot flashes and sweats in combination with mood swings are the most complaints of women during menopause. A healthy lifestyle, relaxation, exercise, a well-balanced diet and if appropriate plant-based treatment options can increase wellbeing during menopause.

What is the menopause?

The menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life. The hormonal changes, which lead to the menopause mostly, occur between the ages of 45 and 55.

A coordinated hormonal choreography is required for fertilisable eggs to develop in the female body. Long before the menopause starts, this interplay already begins to go out of balance. Hormone production in the ovaries reduces, which can lead to irregularities of the cycle and the amount of bleeding. The menopause is defined as the last spontaneous menstrual bleed and is generally identified as such in retrospect. 

Tips for the everyday life

A healthy lifestyle, relaxation, exercise and a well-balanced diet can increase wellbeing during menopause.

The most important factor for success is to do something for one’s own health. You can find several tips for the everyday life and for nutrition here. In addition to the treatment options you can find an overview of alternative forms of therapy here.

[Translate to Englisch:] Tipps während der Wechseljahre

Treatment options during menopause

[Translate to Englisch:] Behandlungsformen während der Wechseljahre

Phyto-therapeutic medications are made from extracts of plants.

Thus, black cohosh and St. Johns’ wort positively influence menopausal complaints such as hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings without affecting the natural hormone regulation.

How important the possibility of receiving plant-based and traditional treatments is deemed to be in Switzerland can be seen from the results of the 2009 referendum in which the Swiss population voted to enshrine complementary medicine in the constitution.

Relaxed through menopause

Symptoms during menopause

Symptoms during menopause

The first signs of approaching menopause often begin years before the actual final menstrual bleed. In the peri-menopausal period the oestrogen level falls steadily.

The «symptoms of withdrawal» from oestrogen can include the following symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Sweats
  • Poor sleep
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness and mood swings  
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bladder weakness
  • Hair loss
  • Thinning of the skin