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Stages of Menopause

What is menopause?

Menopause is a stage in a woman's life when she can no longer experience menstrual periods. During this period, the ovaries stop the release of eggs as well as the production of most of the estrogen. Estrogen is a type of hormone found in women which is responsible for both estrous and menstrual reproductive cycles. They form part of the primary female sex hormones.

Stages of Menopause

Menopause takes place in 3 distinctive stages for those who experience it naturally. These are perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause.

1. Perimenopause

This stage occurs towards the end of menstruation. At this stage, the woman's ovaries are known to produce reduced numbers of sex hormones like estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. A women may sometimes experience irregular periods when the levels of these hormones fluctuate. This stage is associated with the following symptoms:

~ Development of insomnia

~ One experiences forgetfulness

~ Hot flushes are experienced

~ Urinary …

The Best Essential Oils for Treating All Kinds of Illnesses

Like many other wholistic remedies, essential oils are a great way to improve overall health, treat cold and flu symptoms, calm nerves, elevate your mood and generally create a world that just all around smells better.

You could spend a fortune purchasing specialized essential oil blends that have been developed to treat specific ailments. These can be excellent, but the truth is, you don’t need to fork over a ton of cash to help yourself.

Essential oils are basically concentrated liquids containing key compounds from plants. They have been used for hundreds of years as a safe and effective medicine. There are a number of ways to make essential oils, but the most common forms involve distillation, cold-pressure and through the use of a solvent.

When it comes to aromatherapy, food-grade essential oils are not absolutely necessary. However, if you plan to consume an essential oil or apply it directly to your body through a lotion or oil blend, it wouldn’t hurt to go for the more costly f…