Menopause is the natural decline of female reproductive hormone production and conclusion of a woman’s menstrual cycles. It usually begins during your 40s or 50s.
Common menopause symptoms include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, chills, night sweats, weight gain, irregular periods, labile moods, decreased sex drive, poor sleep, bone loss, headaches, anxiety, and depression.
Since it’s a completely natural process, treatments focus primarily on symptom management. A variety of pharmaceutical drugs are available, but the risk of side effects leads many women to use alternative therapies either alongside — or instead of — conventional treatments.
Remember to consult your healthcare provider before adding any supplements to your routine.
Here are 10 herbs and supplements commonly used to manage menopause symptoms, plus the evidence behind them and relevant safety information…