Modern life is very busy, and women in particular are prone to the stresses of juggling family, work, and social commitments. It’s too easy for women to let their own needs take a back seat, and it can be difficult to meet your needs in terms of diet, exercise, rest, and “me-time”. Furthermore, women have unique and specific health needs throughout life, from puberty through the fertile years and into menopause and the decades thereafter.
Ethical Nutrients has a range of herbal and nutritional supplements to help support women's health and which may be of value in managing specific symptoms throughout the different stages of life.
While maintaining optimal health at all stages of life is essential, the period of perimenopause and menopause put unprecedented strain on women’s bodies and minds.
Menopause occurs 12 months after a woman experiences her final menstrual period. The average age for this in Australia is around 52 years, with the typical age range between 45 and 55. For between two and ten years preceding menopause, women experience what is termed perimenopause. (A few women do enter menopause suddenly if they undergo ovarian removal or certain other medical interventions). This natural transition period is characterised by the effects of declining and unstable hormone levels as the body stops producing oestrogen, progesterone, and other hormones. The physical and psychological effects of perimenopause and menopause can include:
Loss of fertility
Irregular menstrual cycles
Mood changes; irritability, anxiety, depression
Headaches and migraines
Muscle and joint aches
Skin itchiness and dryness
Weight gain and weight distribution changes
Symptoms similar to PMS
Increased risk of osteoporosis
Taking supportive menopausesupplements can help alleviate some of the unpleasant effects of this natural change of life for women. These include:
Ethical Nutrients Urinary Tract Support combines ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine to help maintain the health of the urinary tract and relieve symptoms of medically diagnosed cystitis (UTIs)*