When menopause arrives, some symptoms become present in the woman’s body.

Not all women have all these symptoms, nor do they suffer them with the same intensity, nor for the same length of time.

The most common symptoms in the short term are suffocation, insomnia, irritability, palpitations, numbness and tingling of limbs, headaches, fatigue, decreased libido, weight gain and difficulty losing weight, increased body hair, excess scalp greasiness and hair loss.

Non physical symptoms may include depressive moods, sadness, apathy, loss of sleep and sexual desire and difficulties concentrating.

In the medium term menopause can cause decreased pubic hair, itching and burning in the vulva, vaginal dryness and discomfort in sexual intercourse, frequent urination, recurrent vaginitis and urinary infections.

On the long term, women’s bodies stop absorbing calcium, which increases the risk of osteoporosis, which is a syndrome characterized by the loss of volume in the bones, and can be accompanied by deformity and skeletal pain, and fractures to minimal trauma.

The estrogen deficit presented by menopausal women contributes to greater aging of the central nervous system that can lead to a higher incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, which is an organic brain injury that causes changes in behavior and personality with progressive loss of memory, speech and other manifestations. This risk decreases in postmenopausal women with higher levels of endogenous estrogen and in women who have undergone hormone replacement therapy for long periods of time.

Taking Black Cohosh three times a day can help activate the receptors of estrogen and control the hormonal variations that occur during the menopause.

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