Reader Comments

Xoth Keto BHB-What supplements should I take for perimenopause?

by fiona basil (2021-08-02)

Perimenopause is the preliminary stage of menopause, the period of time before the final menstrual cycle. Perimenopause can be considered as the first stage of the menopausal phase in a woman's life and is the time before and after the final menstrual period. There are some herbs that help as natural remedies during this stage.
Perimenopause medically begins when the first symptoms of menopause are noticed and ends one year after the last menstrual bleeding, or the time when menopause is reached.
The term "peri-menopause" is not used often. Women who experience symptoms are generally referred to as being "menopausal" or "going through menopause."
Why does perimenopause occur
As a woman ages, there comes a point when the production of the female hormones that drive the menstrual cycle begins to decline. This process means that eventually, the ovaries will not release more eggs each month; it's nature's way of saying that, at this age, women are less likely to have a healthy baby and that their reproductive life should end.
This process usually begins in the mid, and as hormones drop, an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone can occur.
Menstrual periods become irregular, heavier, or more uncomfortable. Other physical and psychological symptoms may be experienced; some women may describe them as similar to premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
What are the symptoms of perimenopause?
A wide variety of symptoms can be experienced during perimenopause. They are generally the same as the symptoms present during the other stages of menopause.
However, some symptoms are found more frequently during perimenopause. These include:
• Irregular, painful, or heavier periods
• Sore breasts
• Irritability or anxiety
• Low mood or depression
• Insomnia
At the beginning of perimenopause, these symptoms can get worse in the week or so before each menstrual period and feel like PMS.
Perimenopausal women can also experience hot flashes and night sweats, regardless of whether or not they are still menstruating.
Additionally, perimenopause can also lead to muscle pain and joint pain. These are generally limited to the upper body and are described as neck pain or shoulder pain, but they can be in any joint as well throughout the body.
Herbs that help in perimenopause
As perimenopause is a normal stage that a woman has to go through in life, many prefer to treat the symptoms experienced with natural medications. A number of herbs can be of great help as natural remedies.
Agnus castus - Chasteberry
This is the herb of choice if symptoms begin after ovulation and disappear once menstrual bleeding begins, just as you would expect with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It can be very helpful if you have multiple symptoms and can also help with painful periods and breast tenderness.
The root of the valerian plant is used medicinally and the extracts can help you better cope with stress or anxiety; or help you sleep better
Avena sativa
This is the plant that we commonly know as oats. However, instead of the seed or the fruit, it is the leaves and stems of the oat plant that are used medicinally. Helps relieve mild stress and anxiety.
Grass of San Juan
This has a long tradition of use to help lift the mood of those who are prone to mood swings or feel a bit depressed and sad.
Sage extracts are now known to have the specific ability to relieve hot flashes and sweats. It can be used in all stages of menopause.
This herb is known for its ability to help with bruising, but it also has pain-relieving properties. It is helpful if you suffer from neck and shoulder pain, muscle aches, and joint stiffness.
Devil's claw for perimenopausal pain
This plant grows only in the Kalahari and has a long tradition of use in treating joint pain and back pain.
What about my doctor's medications?
In general, doctors will be reluctant to use prescription drugs for perimenopause. However, if symptoms are severe and begin to interfere with quality of life, several classes of medications may be suggested.
Hormonal treatments include the low-dose oral contraceptive to treat symptoms similar to premenstrual syndrome, or HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Additionally, antidepressants or sedatives may be necessary for those suffering from depression, anxiety, or insomnia.

Ketogenic diets were specifically used as a medical nutrition therapy for peadiatric patients with seizure disorders, for whom medication was no longer effective. Indeed, there s plenty of research to support ketogenic diets in the treatment of some devastating neurological conditions, but let's try to understand what exactly happens in the body with keto diet. Under normal circumstances, when you eat high in carbs food, your body produces glucose and insulin. Xoth Keto BHB

Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices is a non-commercial initiative committed to the ethical dissemination of academic research and educational thinking. CLTP acknowledges the thoughtful dedication of authors, editors and reviewers to develop and promote this open journal initiative. The journal receives copy-editing sponsorship from the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu, Finland. CLTP has previously received  copy editing support from the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice at the University of Nottingham, UK.