The menopause is a natural period in a woman’s life that usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. During the menopause, oestrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate, which can cause unpleasant symptoms. These symptoms may be worse if the menopause has been brought on suddenly rather than gradually as a result of cancer treatment or other factors. Oestrogen can be found in food products, plastic bottles, pesticides, insecticides and in the water supply, contributing towards oestrogen dominance. It can also be transferred from mother to daughter in the womb. The contraceptive pill and other forms of hormonal medication contain artificial oestrogen. Inadequate diet can also contribute to these problems, particularly if there is not enough iodine being taken in.
Women may experience palpitations, hot flushes, increased sweating, changes in mood, headaches and urinary tract infections. They may have disturbed sleep and struggle to concentrate or remember things. Excessive amounts of oestrogen can lead to many health problems including infertility and decreased bone mass, which can result in osteoporosis. Symptoms of oestrogen dominance include migraines, hypertension, ectopic pregnancy (where the foetus develops outside the uterus) and skin problems.
BICOM® Programs to be Used
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Supplements to take
Iodine, probiotic supplement, vitamin C, magnesium citrate, vitamin D3, vitamin E, vitamin B6
Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT) is commonly used to ease unwanted menopausal symptoms by artificially supplementing oestrogen alone or a combination of oestrogen and progesterone through tablets, gels, skin patches or implants. Progesterone creams and lotions may be used to help restore the correct oestrogen/progesterone balance. Oestrogen creams or pessaries may help relieve vaginal discomfort. Women who are suffering from depression and anxiety may benefit from having Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), where they can talk to a therapist to help target negative thinking patterns. Keeping your room well-ventilated and cool at night may help to reduce night sweats. The best diet to prevent menopausal problems is a natural, plant-based one that avoids potential trigger foods and refined sugars but incorporates beneficial fat sources and fibre. Adequate hydration is vital and can be achieved by drinking at least 2 litres of water per day, while reducing or avoiding caffeine and alcohol consumption. Having a suitable, regular exercise routine that raises the heart rate can also be a good preventative measure and should be balanced with an established pattern of sleep. Given that prolonged stress can contribute towards hormonal issues, stress-reduction is a vital step.
Experiences and case studies
A 54-year-old woman who was going through the menopause was experiencing multiple health problems including hypertension, headaches, joint pain and a weak bladder. After a course of regular bioresonance treatments, she felt balanced again and her hormonal levels had been regulated. Her GP reduced her dosage of antihypertensive medication and she also had significantly reduced joint pain and much fewer headaches.