Phytoestrogens are known as plants with a particular ability to produce the same effect as hormones in the body. They are frequently used in so called herbal hormone replacement therapy.
Phytoestrogens are known as plants with a particular ability to produce the same effect as hormones in the body. They are frequently used in so called herbal hormone replacement therapy.These herbs are capable to act as estrogen in a woman’s organism and that is why phytoestrogens are used in HRT during menopause widely. They replaced a more traditional method of equine estrogen therapy broadly used in previous years. Menopause is not very pleasant period in a woman’s life. It is characterized with hot flashes, night sweats and nausea. There is no one exact pattern for menopausal stage as in every woman it passes differently. Some women have to suffer pretty hard in this period, others get some slight disturbance. In any way herbal hormone replacement can help any of them as it acts as estrogen in the body. Ginseng is the most popular herb used in herbal HRT. Hot flashes are especially well alleviated with it. It assists with lack of estrogen helps a lot of women feel much better and back to normal. Among other popular phytoestrogens used in herbal hormone replacement are hawthorn berries, motherwort, dandelions and chickweed. However all of them should be taken only after the consultation with a health practitioner as the majority of them are rather strong and capable of causing adverse effects. The aim of herbal hormone replacement therapy is to restore the balance of hormones in a woman’s organism so that it functioned normally. Menopause is fraught with a lot of unpleasant changes and first of all it concerns mood swings and hot flashes. Other sighs include increased heart rate and thinning of skin. In some cases memory loss can happen. Bone loss is also pretty frequent among woman in this period. Herbal hormone replacement can alleviate the condition considerably and eliminate the unpleasant symptoms thus allowing a woman to lead a normal and happy life. Herbal hormone replacement, as the name suggests, cannot be considered a fully medication treatment. It is generally proposed as a supplement. However, as it has been aforementioned, all the herbs commonly used in such supplements are pretty strong and therefore should be taken with care and only after a consultation with a doctor. They are able to produce such side effects as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea and are even believed to increase the risk of cancer in women taking them.
Still, the subject is not yet well studied to allege that it is only good or only bad. Surely enough, phytoestrogens mentioned can do harm as well as they benefit to women. Herbal hormone replacement helps a lot of women to feel better during this trying stage. It is just recommended not to try any of it as self-treatment without a doctor’s observation.