18- Apr-2018

Top 5 Health Concerns of Women in the 40's*

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Dt. Chhavi Goel Manglik
Dt. Chhavi Goel Manglik
Certified Diabetic Educator

The effect of the currently booming shift in diet & lifestyle on the woman body can raise various problems at 40. Hormonal changes and menopause begin at 40. Red clover does wonders and promotes quality health for women.

Today’s hectic lifestyle & the shift in societal behavior cause many health hazards and issues. With the woman body being more complex than the man’s, adapting to these major changes can be difficult. Changes of a woman body can lead to many health problems for women at 40. The negative impact of societal change and unhealthy diet & eating patterns often lead to poor health of women. As the foods available today are laden with insecticides and pesticides, these cause digestive disturbances. Thus, when such foods are eaten, these interfere with hormones and are cause hormonal imbalances. Surplus hormones, additives, preservatives or chemicals in packed foodstuff are the major reasons for the origin of hormonal imbalance. These add to health issues for women at 40.

Here are certain issues that women face after or at 40-

  • Menopause symptom

    At 40 or thereafter, the women body undergoes enormous changes, and the most common start occurs in the woman body with the symptoms of menopause. The most common problem that women encounter at 40 is of heavy bleeding leading to low hemoglobin. Heavy bleeding is known as hyper menorrhea or menorrhagia and it is the first premenstrual symptom (PMS) which 25 – 40% of women face. Another menopausal symptom is an imbalance in vaginal & uterine pH levels. Preserving the pH of vagina and uterus is of utmost importance at 40 to balance the hormones and their functioning in a woman body.

    Red clover is a miracle herb for women experiencing these symptoms of menopause. It has natural isoflavones that help in maintaining the pH levels. A study in J Obs Gynaecol in 2016 showed that the use of red clover in alleviating hot flashes and other menopause symptoms that may vary from one woman to another.

  • Vaginal infections

    Women at 40 are susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs), lack of libido & vaginal dryness. Vaginal dryness in women is common at 40 due to declined concentrations of estrogen in the vaginal tissues of a woman body.

    A systematic review and meta-analysis study conducted by Ghazanfarpour M, published in 2016, J of Obst and Gynaecol, states red clover is recommended for effective control of the menopausal symptoms of a woman body including controlling vaginal atrophy, vaginal dryness, itching, hot flushes, burning and painful sexual intercourse. These are the main reason of recurrent urinary and vaginal infections. Thus, all these symptoms are controlled with the use of red clover that enhances estrogenic action.

  • Skin and bone health

    Red clover is an excellent source of antioxidants that promote skin health. It lowers the sign of aging of the skin at 40 such as lines and wrinkles and the thinning of skin, which are another prominent symptom of menopause the female body displays.

    Woman body requirements alter with age. With the commencement of menopause, the risk to bone health increases. As red clover is rich in calcium and magnesium, it thus helps maintain bone health and reduces the risk of osteoporosis, which is very common in woman body at 40 or thereafter. A diet rich in calcium and iron is also of utmost importance.

  • Control weight

    Hormonal imbalance, unhealthy diet, low-grade health and other lifestyle health issues may lead to increase in weight of a woman body at 40. Hence, I always recommend eating a healthy, natural diet while maintaining an active lifestyle to stay in the pink of health. This helps maintain hormonal balance, thereby maintaining the right body weight with the help of a balanced diet is vital at 40.

  • Tenderness of breasts

    Women undergo hormonal changes at 40, which also results in changes in breast tissues such as over sensitized breast tissues, swelling and tenderness. These changes are due to fluctuations in estrogen levels, leading to hormonal imbalance. Studies prove that red clover possesses natural flavonoids & isoflavones to help increase the action of liver detoxifying enzymes that help correct estrogen levels.

    Red clover has active components that help in balancing the hormones and sustain women’s good health. Thus, I strongly recommend that all women at 40 start using Red Clover herb tea by BestSource Nutrition, which is in a decoction form to provide the herb’s wholesome goodness and benefit.

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