The menopause, also known as the 'change of life' is the end of menstruation. This means a woman's ovaries stop producing an egg every four weeks. She will no longer have a monthly period or be able to have children. The menopause is caused by a change in the balance of the body's sex hormones.
In the lead up to the menopause (perimenopause) oestrogen levels decrease, which causes the ovaries to stop producing an egg each month (ovulation). Oestrogen is the female sex hormone that regulates a woman's periods. The fall in oestrogen also causes both physical and emotional symptoms including:
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness
During menopause and perimenopause, some women take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), as estrogens, progesterone or progestins, to relieve climacteric symptoms, and to prevent discomfort caused by diminished circulating estrogen and progesterone hormones. However, HRT also has risks. It can increase the risk of breast cancer, heart disease and stroke. Certain types of HRT have a higher risk, and each woman's own risks can vary depending upon her health history and lifestyle.
Phyto Soya® is a safe and natural solution to a natural problem. Phyto Soya® is a food supplement containing a natural sourced soya extract specifically formulated to help women maintain balance and wellbeing at the time of change.