Women with hot flushes, anxiety and night sweats become desperate to do something about it, so they go to the doctor. Many GPs will recommend that they go on HRT. How wonderful, all the symptoms go and they feel like a human being again.
But what the doctors don’t always tell them is that when you come off HRT in your 50s, 60s, or even 70s, you will get all the symptoms of menopause back again. So now you’ve got much older and you are supposed to cope with the hot flushes, anxiety and night sweats. What’s the point of that?
Many older women who have been on HRT for 20 years (more than even the manufacturers now recommend)are struggling to come off it. People who do come off HRT after any amount of time often find that their symptoms are much much worse and they become depressed as well.
If they deal with menopause in the first place in a natural way – through nutrition (for example eating lots of soya), through appropriate supplements (especially made supplements for menopause) or with herbs such as Red Clover or Sage – they get it over with without too much pain and they never have to go through it again.
Interfering with nature can cause more problems that it’s worth. There is a very good reason for the menopause because your body is past its childbearing age. Why prolong the agony still having simulated periods when you can get through menopause and move on to the future without a monthly cycle or the pain of periods?