Menopause & Hysterectomies
What is a Hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy (from Greek hystera "womb" and ektomia "a cutting out of") is the surgical removal of some or all of the female reproductive organs which include the the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes also. Women who have hysterectomies usually experience incredibly sudden and frequent hot flushes as well as other sudden and intense symptoms.
Not only will your body have to cope with loosing vital organs, but you will also have the after effects of your operation, which include the after effects of drugs used. Check with your medical practitioner regarding starting a Cleanse to rid your body of these drugs after effects.
It is definitely advisable to eat sensibly and rest after this serious step has been taken. Ask your medical professional for exercises to strengthen the muscles of your stomach to prevent possible spinal malfunctions in the future. Your stomach muscles play a major part in maintaining your correct posture so start your prescribed exercise program as soon as possible.
It is possible to come out the other side of a hysterectomy without being dependent on drugs or Estrogen Replacement Therapy, but your road is a harder one. You will enjoy the benefits of the post- menopausal years but it will take hard work and determination.
Herbal Combinations for Hystercetomies
It may, however, be best for the woman who has had a hysterectomy to take a combination of herbs. These herbal combinations can be taken frequently during the day as needed. However, due to the intensity of the effects of the hysterectomy, consult your doctor before taking any herbal or other remedies.
The following combination of herbs has been found successful in many cases to help you through the after effects of surgical Menopause. Unlike other drugs or ERT (Estrogen Replacement Therapy), where excess amounts can cause problems with the body chemistry, herbs such as these can be taken in excess without such harmful side effects. Herbal preparations help the body to help itself. They do not overwhelm the body, as do synthetic drugs and hormones.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy (H.R.T.)?
Hormone Replacement Therapy or H.R.T. as it is commonly known, is the name for the administration of artifically synthesised hormones which make the body think that it is not going through menopause. During natural menopause, the levels of 2 female hormones - estrogen and progesterone - decrease enormously. It is these 2 decining hormones that cause the many and varied symptoms of menopause.
With H.R.T. a woman is given doses of estrogen and progesterone so that the symptoms of menopause are not so extreme and also to try and assist the heart and bone health of post-menopausal women.
When a woman who is on H.R.T. stops taking the hormone replacements, her body will go back into menopause mode again and the symptoms may return, unless she started H.R.T post menopause.
Herbs for a Natural Menopause
There are many herbs that can assist a woman to pass through their menopause naturally. Herbs work with the body to assist healing and if you click on this link you can find out more about some of the herbs that have been helping women for centuries.
Herbs that can assist with menopause symtoms include Chaste Tree Berry, Wild Yam, Dong Quai, Black Cohosh, Damiana, Uva Ursi, St John's Wort, Valerian, Red Raspberry and many more. It is worth finding out more about these herbs as they may be able to help you through the symptoms and assist with the natural process of menopause.
Please note: If you are currently taking any prescribed medication, please consult with your professional health practitioner before taking herbs or herbal remedies.