No, menopause should not disrupt daily life.
Times are changing. For far too long, women feared the unknown—the normal, natural event that is menopause. For far too long, women suffered in silence for various reasons:
Ashamed of getting older and going through “the change”
“Doctors will think I’m a hypochondriac and my symptoms are all in my head.”
“I should be able to just push through the symptoms.”
These common myths did nothing more than prevent women from getting the assistance they needed. Menopause symptoms are very real and relief can be, too. Today, women are encouraged to be vocal in all areas of their health and well-being. Consider these recent examples to see how the tides are changing and women are being empowered to find their voices:
- #MeToo movement
- Good Morning America airs a two-part segment on menopause, early menopause caused by some cancer treatments, symptoms and remedies.
- Articles such as Doctor explains why period cramps can hurt way more than a heart attack
- JDS Therapeutics, a biotech company with a dedicated line of natural, plant-based, nutraceutical products, invests millions in research and clinical testing of women’s reproductive health supplements. Ads for the company’s products (Relizen®, for menopause symptoms, Serenol® for PMS symptoms and RevareeTM for vaginal dryness) emphasize women’s strength, control and empowerment over their symptoms.
Fear of the unknown included hearing stories about treatments for menopause symptoms that were more concerning that the symptoms themselves. Hormone replacement, for example, has been associated with an increased risk of blood clots, strokes, some forms of cancer and even dementia. A woman with a history of blood clots, heart disease, stroke or breast cancer, would likely be advised by her doctor to avoid such treatment.
Women have been waiting a long time for non-hormonal remedies. The wait is over! Certain natural supplements can provide relief without side effects. Swedish flower pollen extract, for example, has been used for over 15 years by millions of women (particularly in Europe) in the treatment of irritability and uneasiness, mood changes, hot flashes, excessive sweating day and night, and restless sleep caused by menopause. Hyaluronic acid, a moisture-binding molecule naturally found in the body that relieves a range of vaginal dryness symptoms, including dryness, burning, irritation and painful sex, has also been shown to help improve overall vaginal health by maintaining vaginal pH and improving vaginal tissue elasticity. More than one million women across 40 countries have safely used variations of hyaluronic acid formulations.
Not all supplements are the same, however. JDS Therapeutics employs a cultivation method that doesn’t compromise the integrity of the extract and utilizes only the highest quality extract to produce Relizen, which is recommended by more than 5,000 U.S. gynecologists.
FDA-cleared Revaree is available without a prescription, yet its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, has proven to be just as effective as the leading prescription hormonal creams in alleviating symptoms of vaginal dryness, with results in as early as 9 days.
Stop believing the myth that “Menopause symptoms just go with the territory of being a woman.” Now there is relief.
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As with all medicines and supplements, women should consult their medical professionals before taking Relizen if there are any allergy or other concerns.