For some individuals this period can last for few months, but for some it can even last for several years. Your doctor will make diagnoses depending upon your symptoms of perimenopause. He will first ask for a blood test done to check your hormone levels.
People who smoke, or have a family history have a higher risk of entering perimenopause at an early stage. During menopausal period, you may experience changes in your body such as decreased libido, urinary urgency, sleeping disorders, change in cholesterol levels, mood swings, worsening of premenstrual syndrome, urine leakage while coughing or discomfort during sex. Listed below are few herbs, which will help to deal with perimenopause.
Top Herbal Remedies For Perimenopause
Ginkgo biloba is a popular herb that has benefits helping to increase the estrogen levels in the body, thereby helping to ward off menopause symptoms. Recent studies have shown that gingko has shown to work better than placebo at aiding concentration. Ginkgo is available in capsule form and is recommendable to take 60 milligrams of gingko extract three times a day to ward off perimenopuase symptoms.
Ginkgo can also be taken in forms of tea by simply dropping gingko roots in boiling water. Strain the water, then pour into a mug and drink this two to three times a day. Avoid taking this herb if you are suffering from heart or blood disorders.
St John’s Wort
St John’s wort herb is useful in treating mild to severe symptoms of perimenopause and is considered as a very good option in treating women who is experiencing perimenopausal symptoms.
This herb acts as natural antidepressant for treating people who are experiencing depression due to perimenopause. It is recommendable to take 300 to 400 milligrams of St John’s wort herb three times a day for best results.
Dong Quai has been used from centuries in Asia and is a wonderful herb, which acts as a natural tonic useful in treating menopausal symptoms like cramps and night sweats. This is an excellent herb helping to relieve from menstrual irregularities and premenstrual syndrome. It minimizes symptoms of perimenopause when taken in combination with herbs such as black Cohosh and chaste-berry.
To prepare a tea, simply drop Dong Quai roots in boiling water, letting it steep for 15 minutes. Strain the water and drink it two to three times a day. Dong Quai is also available in form of supplements.
Green tea is a herbal tea packet with antioxidants helping to treat menopause symptoms. Chemicals present in green tea works great in relieving you from perimenopuase symptoms such as night sweats and sleeping disorders.
To prepare a tea, drop green tea bags in boiling water, strain the water and drink this green tea three to four cups per day.
Soy also known as ‘glycine max’ contains hormone active compounds that includes phospholipids and phytoestrogens that are plant based hormones and much like estrogen in nature. Soy is an excellent remedy helping to treat perimenopause.
Many other herbs such as kava, dandelion and sage also help to eliminate menopause symptoms. Follow a rich healthy diet and engage more in physical activities.