Treatments Recommendations

Midlife is a time of awakening, but not always a gentle one! By the time most women are 40-something (give or take a few years), they find themselves being introduced to an unfamiliar body, one many of them describe as "betraying them." As the transitional years progress, they will become more familiar with that body than ever before in their lives. The idea is to make it work for, not against, you.

In order to alleviate the symptoms of menopause, women need to become more educated about the options available for treating their symptoms. Many of the popular multi-vitamins, with their minimum daily requirements, sufficed when women were younger, but as we age, women (and men) need more than the minimum doses of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and amino acids. I was shocked to see that one of the most widely advertised formulas for women to "solve all your menopause problems with one tablet per day" -- Estroven -- contains only 30 IU's (int'l units) of vitamin E, and only 150 mg. calcium. Even their extra-strength formula contains 30 IU's of vitamin E per day and 200 mg. of calcium. It's a known fact that in order to keep their bones strong, perimenopausal women require 1250 mg. of calcium per day - postmenopausal women -- 1500 mg. daily. Menopausal women are advised to take 600 - 800 IU's of vitamin E daily (Power Surge recommends taking 'E' in 3 doses of 200 IU's each). Read more about vitamin E below. In addition, any formula or multi-vitamin not containing at least 400 mcg. of folic acid (folate) is not what you want to be taking. Folic acid is essential for heart health. If you are taking one of these multiple vitamins, it would be wise to take supplements of the essential vitamins for women in menopause.

The vita-nutrients listed here are for your reference. Not everything here needs to be taken as a separate supplement. Many are included, and in very substantial doses, in the Active Women's Multi-vitamin, the most comprehensive multi-vitamin I've ever seen for women -- containing far more of what midlife, peri and postmenopausal women need than products such as Estroven.

The purpose of these recommendations is to provide remedies for peri and postmenopause. Power Surge recommends using only products that meet the highest standards of quality. The vitamins, minerals and herbs recommended here are by manufacturers whose products meet those standards. Only you can determine what you need to treat your specific issues. All of the vita-nutrients, vitamins, minerals, herbs, et al, listed here have been hand-selected for women in menopause and can be obtained via:

Bellevue Pharmacy, co-owned by Pharmaceutical Consultant, Pete Hueseman, R.Ph, PD, Power Surge's Ask The Pharmacist for 18 years.
Physician's Labs, Medical Director, Aaron Tabor, M.D., Founder of Revival Soy Protein. Dr. Tabor has for 14 years been Power Surge's, Ask The Soy Expert.
Educate yourself.

Read as much as you can before using anything, even aspirin. Try as much as you can until you find the right "mix!" If you're using any prescription or even OTC (over the counter) medication(s), before adding herbs and even certain vitamins, it's important to check with your healthcare professional to be sure there are no contraindications. Remember, just because something says "natural," that doesn't mean it can't cause toxicity and other health issues.

Also, if you're adding new herbs, try smaller doses at first to see how you react. Some people have adverse reactions to certain herbs. If you're taking any medication, be sure to check with your health care practitioner because certain herbs should not be taken with certain medication. There are references below for various herbs and medications.

Finally, remember that just because a certain dose of something, even as natural as a vitamin, works great, MORE is NOT always BETTER. In fact, MORE can often be downright dangerous!

westsideblues1 westsideblues1
56-60, F
2 Responses Sep 6, 2012

Thank you for posting your insights!

About a year ago I tried a diet that had me drinking 7-9 protein drinks a day (and only the protein drinks-no food, not even a coffee or a cough drop) every other day as well as taking an active woman's multivitamin pack, and at that time I was only experiencing the night sweats, BUT --and I don't know if it was drinking the protein or the vitamin packs (I don't usually take a supplement of any kind) the night sweats stopped for a time. I lost about 20 lbs in 4 weeks. I was going to do the diet for longer but it was tough cooking for the family on the days I wasn't eating, and then too, I wanted to see if this would be a yo-yo diet where I gained back what I lost. So far, the weight has stayed off. I am tempted to try this diet again both to drop the rest of the weight I need to lose and to see if I'll experience dry nights again.
I haven't found anything on the internet that suggests the protein drinks were a help, so perhaps it was the vitamin packs, although in one article I read recently, the woman said that your fat holds estrogen and that your menopausal symptoms may disappear as you lose fat.
I'm going to try and research this a little more.

Did u say you hae a life on an island not far away also Gyps

yes laf

Puerto Rico is actually American governerned orpart of your country what ever u wanna call it from 1898 and especially from 1913 when US needed more troops for first worid war.

The US Claims the following places as terretories:

Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
US Virgin Islands
American Samoa

In addition these terretories are uninhabited but claimed by the United States,
some of these claims are disputed by other countries:

Palmyra Atoll
Baker Island
Howland Island
Jarvis island
Johnston Atoll
Kingman Reef
Bajo Nuevo Reef
Serranillo Bank
Midway Island
Navassa Island
Wake Atoll

Thats quite a few.

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