Black cohosh and flaxseed are two supplements that can help regulate your hormones during menopause and counter common symptoms, as both are high in phyto-oestrogens. Black cohosh has a long history of being beneficial for PMS/ PMT symptoms, arthritis and muscle pain, and night sweats. Many doctors recommend a three-month treatment only. Flaxseed is claimed to lower the risk of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Cholesterol levels may also decrease and it may help aches and pains.
KEEP YOUR BONES HEALTHY
To prevent osteoporosis, which can cause curvature of the spine and back and leg pain, ask your doctor if you should take a daily calcium tablet. Choose juice, water and foods that are specially fortified with calcium, and make sure you get sufficient calcium from your diet in foods such as milk, cheese, yogurt and dark green leafy vegetables. Post-menopausal women need 1200 to 1500 mg of calcium daily.