Millions of women worldwide know what it feels like to have mood swings, irritability, anger, nervous tension, breast tenderness, bloating, headaches among other symptoms leading up to their period. The actual symptoms are caused by low progesterone in the second half of your cycle. Herbal medicines such as Chaste Tree can work beautifully to help relieve PMS .
Oestrogen Dominance and Flaxseeds
If you suffer from breast pain, PMS, irregular bleeding, fluid retention, headaches, blood sugar problems, heaving menstruation, weight gain, sleep disturbances, nausea and/or thyroid problems you could be suffering from oestrogen excess.
It is possible to get a blood test or serum saliva test done through your doctor or naturopath to discover your levels of oestrogen, progesterone and the ratio between the two.
If you do find that you are oestrogen dominant there are many herbal remedies and supplements you can take to modify your hormonal profile. One of the best dietary solutions to excess oestrogen is flaxseeds. 10mg per day lower serum levels of oestrogen over time. Buy whole linseeds from the supermarket and ground them yourself, keep in the fridge and consume within one week. The already ground linseeds are rancid and are therefore low in nutrition.
Some women breeze through menopause and their only sign of them having gone through it is when their period stops. Other women suffer terribly from hot flushes, night sweats, body aches and pains, depression, decreased libido, forgetfulness, headaches, UTIs, sleep disturbances and so on. These symptoms are all caused by the decrease in oestrogen in the blood. The average age of menopause is 51 years old, is a natural part of a woman’s life and the symptoms can be managed with natural medicines.