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It is also good to take a supplement to help relieve psychological and emotional complaints associated with menopause.
Black cohosh is an effective herb for perimenopausal symptoms and symptoms arising from ovarian insufficiency (lack of oestrogen and progesterone production) such as hot flushes and night sweat. This may help reduce some menopausal symptoms including vaginal dryness. It also possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic (relieve menstrual cramps) properties. Dong quai, also known as 'female ginseng' tones uterus, nourishes blood and stimulates a healthy circulation.
Soya is highest in isoflavones (also called phytoestrogens), with beneficial health effects for menopause-related hot flashes, osteoporosis and certain types of cancers. Recent evidence shows that Red Clover helps improve heart health in menopausal women. Lastly, sage helps with dyspeptic symptoms (digestive disorders associated with PMS) and excessive perspiration (night sweats).
Do increase intake of oily fish such as anchovies, kembung and sardines, fresh raw vegetables, whole brown rice and oats. Wash your vaginal area everyday and (also before and after intercourse). Use a mild hygiene wash. Rinse well and pat dry. Wipe your vagina and anus from front to back. Don't douche; this can upset natural balance of vagina. Always wear cotton or cotton-lined underwear.