by Jane Brown
The strenuous months of pregnancy and the tiring years of motherhood that follow can contribute to multiple health problems in mothers. Both working mothers and stay-at-home moms are at risk of many health issues that are often ignored and taken carelessly.
Not only is timely recognition of symptoms important, but it is essential to opt for healthier treatment options. Natural healing options can benefit mothers of all ages; this is because they are safe, efficient, and have little to no side effects.
Here are some common health issues faced by mothers and their natural treatment options:
Osteoporosis is not a disorder for the old only but it can affect individuals, especially women, of all ages. It is the loss of bone density that leads to severe bone damage. Women are advised to increase their daily intake of Calcium along with other important nutrients like Magnesium and Vitamin D (the latter helps in absorption of Calcium).
Rather than depending on supplements, mothers are advised to incorporate natural eating habits in their lifestyle. Healthy, organic vegetables and fruits are rich sources of nutrients that prevent the loss of bone density.
Many mothers suffer from heart diseases that go undiagnosed. This is because the symptoms are common: jaw pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, and tiredness. Eliminating sugars, starches, oils, and high fructose products can help in reducing the symptoms of heart disease.
Increasing the intake of nutrients like Omega-3 fatty acids and magnesium is also helpful. Drinking pomegranate juice has also been found to reduce the clogging in arteries by altering artery thickness. Stress levels can be managed through regular sessions of yoga and meditation along with moderate exercise.
Hemorrhoids can target women of all ages. They can be less severe and cause discomfort and itching, whereas in some women the symptoms can become very harsh and require surgical intervention. Such incidences can be readily avoided by curing hemorrhoids with natural remedies when the first symptoms appear.
Dietary changes like increasing fiber intake (to reduce constipation), drinking lots of water, and increasing intake of fruits, vegetables, and grains can help alleviate discomfort of Hemorrhoids. Topical hemorrhoids products are a natural alternative solution for occasional bleeding. They can be applied to the affected area to reduce swelling, pain and other symptoms. Such solutions are formulated to be used during pregnancy, and work immediately to reduce itching, discomfort and swelling.
Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression as men, and mothers are at even higher risk. Depression can be treated naturally by increasing serotonin level in the body by eating serotonin-rich foods like coconut oil, Omega 3 fatty acids, and protein rich foods.
Caffeinated drinks reduce serotonin levels so they must be avoided. Exercising is a natural way of flooding the veins with mood enhancing endorphins and anti-depressants.
Menopause is not a disease, but its symptoms can often create extreme discomfort. The symptoms can be severe and include hot flashes, weight gain, stress, skin troubles, and vaginal discharge and discomfort.
These symptoms can be eased by appropriate exercise, herbal medication, stress reducing remedies, and by reducing emotional trauma. To fight the hormonal imbalance during menopause, natural herbs like black cohosh, chasteberry, wild yam, and passion flower can help. Soy foods have isoflavones that also help in balancing the deranged hormones during menopause.
Jane is not a doctor, but merely sharing from her own experiences.