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Female Hormone Imbalance from PMS to Menopause

Fortunately, the time has passed when women felt that discomfort and pain was just part of the price paid for being female.

Today's multi-tasking heroine cannot afford to lose valuable time from her busy life to PMS or hot flushes. Until recently, the Contraceptive Pill and HRT were the 'magic bullets' which enabled many women to evade the ravages and discomforts of hormone imbalance. The 'Pill' could regulate periods and fertility, reduce excessive blood loss and alleviate many cases of PMS. Later on in life, HRT promised (almost) eternal youth, improved zest for life and freedom from the scourge of the menopause.

Female Hormone Imbalance  from PMS to Menopause
It all seemed too good to be true, and of course, it was. Reports of the potential side effects of The Pill and HRT have caused countless women to rethink their priorities many have decided that the risks outweigh the benefits, and have stopped their hormone medication, prepared to suffer the consequent discomfort rather than jeopardise their long term health.

There are a wide variety of 'alternative HRT' products available at chemists, health stores and on the Web but many women report little effect from these and resign themselves to sub-optimal health and energy. However, this does not have to be the inevitable result in most cases of PMS, menstrual and menopausal problems there is another very effective way to approach the problems.

Holistic Health for Women

It is important to realise that hormone-related problems are not just small-scale, local 'blips', they are indicators of imbalances which can involve several bodily systems, as well as the reproductive organs themselves. Digestive disorders, liver problems, blood sugar imbalance can all aggravate symptoms. Exercise, weight and stress levels all contribute to a highly complex situation. Sometimes the problem is too much of a particular hormone, rather than too little. It is no wonder that a pot of Vitex or a handful of Evening Primrose capsules are not sufficient.

Seek out a therapist who has expertise in a wide range of approaches which can be individually tailored to your own unique needs. This results in a greater chance of success, with less time and money wasted.

A fully qualified and experienced Nutritional Therapist might prescribe:
  • Nutritional health assessments, dietary analysis
  • Advice on diet, supplements and herbs
  • Hormonal investigations at a specialised laboratory
  • Osteopathy and postural analysis
  • Pilates exercise and remedial bodywork and yoga
  • Bio-energetic healing, Chakra-balancing, Reiki, Stress management
  • Reflexology, aromatherapy

Hormonal Balancing which might benefit:

  • Irregular, painful or heavy menstruation
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMT, PMS)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility
  • Thrush
  • Menopausal and perimenopausal problems
  • Cystitis
  • Cystic or painful breasts
  • Osteoporosis
  • Acne (also in men)
  • Pregnancy and postnatal care

Preventative Measures

There is evidence that hormonal and/or dietary imbalance may also play a part in the following disorders:
  • Breast cancer
  • Fibroids
  • Cervical cancer

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