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Vitamin Supplements for Perimenopause and Menopause

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Identifying Perimenopause and Menopause

As the baby boomers continue to grow older more and more women will need to know the importance of taking Vitamin Supplements for Perimenopause and Menopause. However, every woman should know about these vitamin supplements prior to beginning this phase of her life. According to the WebMD perimenopause can start in a woman as early as 30 and in rare cases even earlier. Therefore, it is important for women to get an early start on being educated to know their bodies well enough to recognize signs or symptoms that might be remedied and or eased with the assistance of a good vitamin supplement regimen.

From what I’ve read it seems the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause are similar and both can be caused by an imbalance of hormones especially estrogen. Perimenopause can start with some or all of the following symptoms:

Perimenopause Symptoms

  • Tenderness of the Breast
  • Worsening of premenstrual syndrome and or irregular periods
  • Decreased sex drive (libido) or discomfort during sex due to vaginal dryness
  • Fatigue and or difficulty sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Urinary urgency (having to pee more frequently) or urine leakage when coughing or sneezing
  • Begin to gradually put on extra pounds
  • Begin noticing dry hair and or skin
  • Begin losing bone density


Additonal Menopause Symptoms

According to the WebMD menopause begins a year after a woman has had her last menstrual period. The individual may still suffer from some or all of the symptoms of perimenopause in addition to having some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Joint and muscle aches and pains
  • Racing heart
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Dr. Oz’s Views on Vitamins

The article titled Critical Vitamins for Every Woman on Dr. Oz’s website clears up the basic vitamins that every man and woman should be taking regardless of age.  These vitamins are:

A Multivitamin - Consisting of the vitamins A, B, C, D, and E that preferably can be taken twice a day. Once in the morning and one in the evening in order for nutrients to be utilize by the body throughout the day rather than all at once.

An Additional Dosage of Vitamin D – Because it promotes absorption of calcium, increases bone health, helps to fight some forms of cancer, and assists in reducing inflammation.

And Omega 3’s -  Every woman should be taking a 1000 mgs  and every man should be taking 600 mgs of Omega 3’s daily as a supplement to keep your brain, heart, and eyes in a healthy condition.   For more information on the power of Omega 3’s be sure to read

Symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause

Supplements for the Symptoms

Let me begin by saying ladies there are plenty of natural and medical treatments available to help alleviate the symptoms of menopause. Do not feel that you are trapped into a life of nothing but misery for the next ten years or more. Personally, I’m slowly getting to be at an age that perimenopause is attempting to ease in however; it is my intention to fight, fight, fight by trying everything necessary that is a natural based supplement to get relief. For me I think to have a mild case of insomnia every now and then.

So let’s examine some of the symptoms of perimenopause and or menopause and some of the vitamins supplements, herbs, and etc. that can assist in decreasing the discomfort one might be having:

Decreased sex drive (libido) or discomfort during sex due to vaginal dryness – For vaginal dryness vitamin E can help restore elasticity. Kegel exercises should be done to help in elasticity as well as build up the muscles of the pelvic floor to assist in controlling the bladder. Using water-based lubricants during sex can also minimize discomfort related to vaginal dryness. For more information on restoring the libido I suggest that you take a look at websites I am providing below and purchase the books. Each of these doctors specializes in assisting women in the perimenopause and menopause years to have a good sex life.

Fatigue and or difficulty sleeping (Insomnia) - Vitamin B6 is helpful because it produces serotonin; avoiding alcohol, no caffeine before bedtime, exercising during the day, taking some “me time” and relaxing before going to bed (i.e. taking a bath, meditate) and sleeping in a very dark room with no distractions (television, computer, etc) can help. Natural treatments for insomnia include the sedative herbs: dong quai, hops, melatonin, passionflower, and valerian. I can say that the valerian and the melatonin have worked for me.

Mood swings and or Depression - Vitamin B complex, magnesium, and exercise can help minimize these perimenopausal and or menopausal symptoms. St. John’s wort, is an herb that can help to provide a sense of well-being during these times. I have used this herb during the times of the loss of my loved ones; and it really seemed to help ease the depression during this time.

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Hot Flashes and Night Sweats...

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Hot flashes and or night sweats – Start by watching your diet by avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods. Dress in light layers of clothing or sleep in the nude; along with bedding that can you can cover up with or kick off with ease when you begin to feel warm. Also try doing some deep breathing exercises prior to going to sleep.

Irritability, a racing heart, and or anxiety - Vitamin B again can assist in boosting your nervous system. Using lavender as an aromatherapy can be beneficial by providing a calming effect. Try doing yoga or tai chi exercises along with meditation can help to relieve anxiety. The herbal remedies consist of passion flower, and valerian to assist in providing a calming and relaxing effect on the nervous system.

Dry hair and or skin – Vitamin E, the mineral zinc, flaxseed oil can help to restore your hair and skin back to a healthy appearance. Zinc in pill form is usually combined with magnesium or found within multi-vitamins it is also found in poultry, dairy, red meat, oysters and whole grains.

Gradual weight gain - Lifestyle changes and hormonal changes can control to an average weight gain of one pound per year during the perimenopause years thus resulting in a 10 to 15 pound gain by the time a woman reaches menopause. This is the time that an individual must step up eating healthy by decreasing dietary fat intake and increasing regular exercise routines.

Loss of Bone Density

Begin to lose bone density - To help restore bone density the vitamin/ mineral supplement of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D can help. Bone density naturally begins to deteriorate after age 30 due to reduced estrogen levels.

There are three other herbal treatments that are debated on by doctors and experts as to whether or not they are effective and or if they should be used in alleviating menopause symptoms:

  • Black cohosh: Black cohosh is believed to have the ability to have estrogenic activity. And in believe to be a herb that can relief a lot of menopausal symptoms such as to alleviate depression and assist in mood swings, anxiety and irritability, hot flashes and night sweats.

  • Phytoestrogens: Can be found in foods such as red clover, yogurt, lentils, spinach, sprouts, and fruits. This is composed of natural compounds similar to estrogen that helps to alleviate a variety of menopausal symptoms.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) - Is also debated however is gain in popularity over the years. HRT can be administered orally (in pill form), vaginally (as a cream), or transdermally (in patch form). It is supposed to minimize the symptoms because it replaces female hormones produced by the ovaries. It is said to assist in decreasing hot flashes and night sweats, and reduce vaginal dryness. Many experts believe as well as debate that HRT can also help prevent osteoporosis, colon cancer, macular degeneration (vision loss caused by aging) and may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Conclusion

I hope you have found Vitamin Supplements for Perimenopause and Menopause symptoms to be both helpful and informative. Please remember however if you want to give any of the herbal supplements a try; I suggest that you seek an experienced herbalist and or doctor prior to mixing any alternative medicines with the drugs (prescription or herbal) you are presently taking. And as always comments are always welcome.

Disclaimer: This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. Before engaging in any complementary medical technique, including the use of natural or herbal remedies, you should do your own research, and then consult your present physician. If your doctor does not believe in alternative medicines and you would like to give them a try then find a reputable doctor familiar with alternative medicines that can assist you in deciding what treatments might meet your specific needs.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

Comments

healthylife2 on July 22, 2012:

Having been forced into surgical menopause I found this article helpful. I gave up alcohol and caffeine and added omega 3 and think that helped a little. I just need to get back into a consistent exercise routine which will also help with the bone density and hopefully reduce the hot flashes even more.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on January 15, 2012:

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

editorsupremo from London, England on January 10, 2012:

Very informative hub. I'm glad you put in a proviso about herbal supplements as some people overdose thinking that the more they take the better it will be for them, but just because it's natural doesn't mean it isn't harmful.

Drinking carrot and beetroot juice is also an excellent supplement for menopause.

Kegel Exercises on December 25, 2011:

Nice post, Would like to ask if this link would be helpful also? Learn about kegels for men and women with detail videos.

http://kegel-exercises.com

Thank you

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on September 25, 2011:

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

naturalsolutions on September 15, 2011:

30 year of age are too early to feel the Perimenopause. But nowadays i believe that it is. Woman should be aware on this, for them to know the risk of it.

Very interesting hub, thanks for the great read.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on May 19, 2011:

Hi Melanie, I have not placed a supplement in apple vinegar cider. I'm guessing that such an experiment would be done to depict how one's stomach acids reacts to the supplement; in which case would greatly vary depending on the supplement. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Melanie on May 12, 2011:

I skimmed the article because I am not at that stage of life yet. I was wondering though if you have ever experimented with how the supplements react to your body by performing a demo with apple vinegar cider and a supplement?

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on March 09, 2011:

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on vitamins supplements for perimenopause and menopausal women. :)

whatley1 on March 09, 2011:

Hi MoneyGlitch, I agree. It is very important for us to be educated about the complications that menopause brings along. What I would like to add is that a good nutritious diet coupled with the appropriate supplements can curb hot flashes, mood swings and night sweats. I went the herbal way to alleviate these symptoms and have no regrets. Femestra, a herbal/natural supplement contains Rice Bran Oil which helped alleviate my hot flashes and obnoxious mood swings. I am thankful to Femestra and would be pleased to share the link www.femestra.com http://www.femestra.com/

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on March 04, 2011:

@VS and Fay - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

Fay Paxton on March 04, 2011:

Thanks for this very informative, well-written hub.

Vitamin Supplements on January 24, 2011:

This is some really nice info. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on November 10, 2010:

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. :)

Sima Ballinger from Michigan on November 10, 2010:

Money Glitch, this is extremely informative. Very useful. Thanks for your hard work!

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on October 23, 2010:

@rajgopal - I've deleted all your comments on my hubs because it is considered by most Hubbers' here to be very rude to promote your hubs the way that you have. See HP's rules below the comment section and please adhere to them. Or you will run the risk of being identified as a spammer. Thanks! :)

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on September 03, 2010:

Thanks wicklesscandles for stopping by and commenting. And please do pass the info on to your friends and family members that can use this info. :)

wicklesscandles on September 03, 2010:

Awesome information, I need to share this with my friends. This will help explain alot to them.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on September 02, 2010:

@Safete-Steph - Hi Steph, please do and hopefully it will help someone have a little easier transition into those wonderful 'golden years.' Thanks for the read. :)

@kayzmart - Hello, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

kayzmart on September 02, 2010:

Nice Hub, the information was helpful and the arrangement was super nice job

Safete-Steph from Davidson NC on September 02, 2010:

I am going to share this with all my pre and menopausal friends. Great information and useful Thanks

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on August 30, 2010:

@Artoflegendindia - Hello thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. :)

@kprimeaux - Hi, My inspiration comes from things that I want to learn for myself, or my family and friends. Thanks for the compliment and the rating. :)

Kirt Primeaux from Tyler Texas on August 30, 2010:

Wow. Your writing and research inspires me to work harder. Great job as always! Voted you up.

Artoflegendindia on August 30, 2010:

Nice hub. Your hub is really informative For both man and woman. Your hub informs to people for this problem.it is a very special and human related problems.keep it up.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on August 22, 2010:

Thanks King for stopping by and commenting. :)

kingkhan78 on August 22, 2010:

nice information in hub page community about Vitamin Supplements

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on July 01, 2010:

@fran77 - Thanks for the read. :)

@vladhendersen - Thanks for stopping by and sharing your insight of your wife's experience. :)

@jkl:fdsa - Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. :)

jkl;fdsa on July 01, 2010:

i use to work at gnc once i pond a time girls did come in for those vitamins but i still quite didn't know there side effects of menopause. what i want to write is eat healthy foods,snacks and find good drinks.eatting oat meal will help the body tremendously.

vladhendersen from Ohio on July 01, 2010:

My wife has been taking a lot of these, and it's really helped her out with some of the negative symptoms of menopause.

fran77 on July 01, 2010:

Nice article. Thanks.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 30, 2010:

@creativelycc -Thanks for stopping by :)

@m4mohsin - Thanks!

@Deepu - Thanks for stopping by :)

Deepu on June 30, 2010:

Nice post. I never heard about male menopause. For me this is certainly good knowledge.

m4mohsin on June 29, 2010:

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Carrie L Cronkite from Maine on June 29, 2010:

Excellent, very informational!

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 27, 2010:

Thanks for stopping by for a read. :)

Jill on June 27, 2010:

I am glad that you posted this. I did not know that this was happening until more signs came up. I will try this.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 26, 2010:

@Betty - Hhhhmmm, were you only interested in a link? I don't think there is anything new about menopause other than an individual does not have to suffer and endure as much as our grandmothers did. :)

@md-azamkhan - Thank you and thanks for stopping by. :)

md_azamkhan on June 26, 2010:

hey nice hub great job

Betty on June 25, 2010:

WOW! They just keep coming up with new thing we have to worry about and take another pill for. At this rate I'll be taking 3 handfuls of pills a day before I'm 60 years old. Well, thanks for the very informative and well researched article. Keep me updated.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 25, 2010:

You are welcome! I have a friend that was an early starter as well, and she is doing better now that she's tried some of the herbal remedies. Be sure to check out the Women to Women and Dr. Northrup's links above for more information. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and good luck on your quest. :)

larstriplj from Baton Rouge on June 25, 2010:

Thanks for posting this...I'm in the category of "early starter" (I started menopause in my 30s) and I wasn't aware that simple vitamin supplements could help me!

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 24, 2010:

Hi Jeanie, yes, I agree vitamins, a good exercise program and healthy eating are all great to help us transition from one age group to another. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

jeanie.stecher from Seattle on June 24, 2010:

Hi there money glitch.Thank for the infos here.Indeed these Peri-menopause and Menopause stages should be might as well be minimized or the least have a lesser impact for us women. Vitamins or supplements are indeed very important to us women since our body chemistry seems to very from time to time. Also, a good exercise will help us women from aging fast and being healthy and fit will make us enjoy more out of life.

Brian Bober on June 23, 2010:

Nice Hub!

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 10, 2010:

Hi Shealy, Yeah, I believe in being informed and proactive so that when it happens one can be as comfortable as possible during this phase of life. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Shealy Healy from USA on June 10, 2010:

Necessary information.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 08, 2010:

@Kamran100 - Thanks for stopping by for a read; glad you find it informative. :)

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 08, 2010:

@Princesselisam - Sorry, for deleting your posting, however, a url to your profile page is not allowed. You are provided a link to your profile in your name when you place a genuine comment.

And to place a self promotional url with NO comments is consider to be rude here at HP. Please see HP's rules and regulations for more assistance. Thanks! :)

Kamran100 on June 08, 2010:

wow...very very nice and informative hub

thanx for sharing

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 07, 2010:

You are welcome! armmard, thanks for stopping by for a read. :)

armmard on June 07, 2010:

This hub is very informative! Thanks.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 06, 2010:

@bladesofgrass - Hi blades, yes research is finding that men and women experience some of the same symptoms when it comes to growing older. I hope you can find the time to read Vitamin Supplements for Male Menopause at a later time and pass it on to your male friends and family. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. :)

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 06, 2010:

@Moon Daisy - Hi MD, I became interested in dietary supplements years ago, and I am glad that finally some doctors are now looking at them and alternative medicine as another option to finding cures and or healing of ailments. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

bladesofgrass from The Fields of Iowa on June 05, 2010:

I didn't know there was a name for men going thru menopause..or that they even did! Great hub! Thanks for all the info :)

Moon Daisy from London on June 05, 2010:

A very informative hub. I'm sure it'll be useful for lots of women, including me. It looks like you know a lot about dietary supplements, an interesting subject. I hope to read more of your hubs. :)

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 05, 2010:

@TattoGuy - Thanks for stopping by and giving support, I've got to come and see what you've been doing as well. :)

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 05, 2010:

@tal g mel - You're welcome! :)

@review blog - Glad you found the info informative! :)

@crazykhan - You're welcome! :)

Thanks to you all for stopping by for a read!

TattoGuy on June 05, 2010:

Number 1 Hub again, and yet another 100 score, you are a talent young lady !

crazykhan from Lahore on June 05, 2010:

Thank you a very informative article

review blog on June 05, 2010:

Thank you for this very informative hub. I found it very helpful and interesting.

tal g mel on June 04, 2010:

Thank you ,good info!!

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 03, 2010:

You're welcome, edguider, just keep in mind that when researching vitamins and other natural alternatives that according to the seller of the product "it will make you walk on the moon."

But, according to doctors and prescription drug companies, "they all are no good." So, I try to make a decision based somewhere within the middle of the two opinions; since both of them tend to be bias for self promoting reasons. Thanks for stopping by again! :)

edguider on June 03, 2010:

Thanks Glitch, going to do some more homework on multi-vitamins, was looking up centrum and they have some bad reviews :(

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on June 02, 2010:

Hi edguider, Over the years, I tried a lot of brands of vitamins; personally, I am not a fan of centrum vitamins. However, if an individual is not taking any vitamins: I took the approach that "some" type of multi-vitamin would be better than "none at all."

If I recall correctly Dr. Oz's thoughts are that vitamins can be inexpensive as long as they are bought from a reputable source.

When I'm making a decision about a vitamin supplement, I usually try to use the entire bottle before assessing whether or not I like it. In other words does it make me feel better? Of course keep in mind that what works for one individual may not work for another. Hope this helps, thanks for stopping by. :)

edguider on June 02, 2010:

Are the centrum multivitamins any good for this?

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on May 28, 2010:

@GmaGoldie - Thanks, GmaGloldie, I glad you found the information useful. :)

@Specialk3749 - Glad you liked it Specialk, Some friends are going thru the perimenopause phase now. Since, I'm a few years younger, felt it would be proactive to research options now. So glad I did; it seems to be helping others as well. :)

Thanks to you both for stopping by and commenting. :)

Karen Metz from Michigan on May 27, 2010:

I really enjoyed your hub! I am getting to that point in my life where I am needing this information and this was very informative. Menopause here I come! :-)

Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on May 27, 2010:

Very well written and researched. Great information as 50 is approaching me! Thank you!

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on May 17, 2010:

Thanks whytrends for stopping by and commenting. :)

whytrends from Bangalore on May 17, 2010:

Great hub. Good information

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on May 17, 2010:

Thanks revitawellness, please be sure to pass it on to any females you know that might benefit from this hub. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting. :)

revitawellness from Mecklenburg on May 17, 2010:

This is interesting hub..I find it very informative///

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on April 27, 2010:

You are welcome, lovelypaper! I agree that it is important to start talking about menopause, both male and female, in order to make this phase of life the best it can be. Especially now that people are living longer. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

Renee S from Virginia on April 27, 2010:

Thank you for bringing this important issue to light. It is so important to take care of ourselves during this transition in our lives. Great hub.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on April 26, 2010:

Hi Jo, hopefully this phase of your life will be easier than it once was for others. It seems there is a lot of attention being focused on this area of life now that so many baby boomers are entering in and going thru it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

Jo W on April 25, 2010:

Thanks for an informative hub! Just got to menopause myself-damn it! hehe :)

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on April 23, 2010:

@prasetio30 - Hi prasetio30 thanks so much for the read, I hope your mom finds it informative as well. :)

@Alison - Hi Alison, thank you for your kind comments. :)

Thanks to you both for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend. :)

Alison Graham from UK on April 23, 2010:

This is the best Hub I have read, if I could rate it over 100, I would! I reckon there is enough information here for about five hubs though (and I think they would all have rated 100!). Thanks again. Alison

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 22, 2010:

This is absolutely great. I enjoy to read one by one. And I found good information from this hub. I'll share this one to my mom. I hope we learn much from this. Good work, my friend.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on April 19, 2010:

That's great fastfreta, I still have both to look forward to :( however, I'm praying that I will have an easy time like my mother did. Thanks so much for stopping by for the read, the comments, and the diggs. :)

Alfreta Sailor from Southern California on April 19, 2010:

This is great and I can identify with most of the symptoms, and the supplements. However both ships have sailed for me, I still remember all the problems that came along with both. I'm going to Digg this one. Thumbs up too.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on April 02, 2010:

Hi richardheft, you must be new to HP. Otherwise you would not have left such a self-promotional comment on my hub. Please DO NOT do it again.

While all genuine comments are welcome; self-promotional comments are frowned upon and most get deleted. You should visit the forums to interact with your fellow hubbers, learn about our unique HP environment, and establish followers to generate your traffic. While genuine comments may generate some traffic self-promotion for the most part will not. :)

richardheft from Stratford, CT on April 02, 2010:

It's a very informative article but you did not cover long-term dietary trends. I was a licensed Acupuncture Physician and Nutritional Counselor (FL 1992- 2002). I was also owner, operator of a small health food store, Food and Thought, Hollywood, FL (1984- 2001) which allowed me teh privilage of questioning and coudnsleing my customers (50- 80 per day), amny of whom were women.

No offense against modern medicine, they are often too quick to misdiagnose and mislabel symptoms. Many symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause can bne explained by blood deficiency vai long-term low protein, low fat and high carbohydarte diets. Please read teh followiung article, excerpted from my look. Also the number one supplement menopausal women, who shopped at my store, bought and raved about was progesterone cream.

The body balances hot (energy) and cold (blood, water). Hot flashes are temporary flashes of heat, suggesting deficiency. Long-term low protein, low fat (soft dairy, nuts, seeds, beans) and high carbohydrate (salads, tropical fruits, juices, smoothies, cold drinks, sugar, etc.) diets in the extreme, tend to decrease, thin the blood. Blood (nutrients) is strenthening, cooling, moistening, etc., which in turn, counters, controls excess energy, heat.

Blood deficiency cannot control heat, energy, allowing it to temporarily escape, flash out of control (blood, water not controlling fire).

Long-term blood, protein and fat deficiency tends to cause menopausal hot flashes, in addition to the following symptoms: fatigue, pain, poor circulation, joint and muscle aches, thin and dry skin, hair and nails, osteoporosis, racing heart, irritability, depression, decreasing sex drive, vaginal dryness, insomnia, night sweats, etc.

The answer to blood deficiency is diet. Supplements and herbs, which you have cited (B vitamins, fish liver oils, black cohosh, etc.) can help but not overcome the negative effects of poor diet nor prevent future symptoms, diseases, complications from occuring. Supplements supplement but do not repalce diet which is why many physicians (mainstream and alternative), pharmaceutical companies and hospitals stay in business as they have a never ending supply of sick people. Richard Heft, Hot and Cold Helath and Disease

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on April 02, 2010:

Thanks anglnwu, for stopping by and commenting on vitamin supplements for perimenopause and menopause. I wanted every woman to know that there are things we can do regardless of our age to help keep ourselves happy during this phase of life. :)

anglnwu on April 02, 2010:

Lots of useful information. You've done it again, another great hub!

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on April 01, 2010:

@alexandroaruthk - Aahhhhh thanks for the compliment! Yes, I was glad to do this hub because there are preventive measures (taking vitamins and being knowledgeably aware of changes within our bodies) that we all can be using regardless of what age we are now.

@bskinny - I agree bskinny, that women do worry about this phase of life, however thank goodness that women are talking about it more and sharing ideas of what works so that we all can become more knowledgeable when that time comes.

Thanks to you both for stopping by for a read and commenting.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on April 01, 2010:

@shareitt - I agree shareitt, that it is very important for women to stop being the nurturers of everyone else, long enough to take care of ourselves.

Many times we are the last individual in the family to receive the benefits of a being nurtured. However, if we are to be great caretakers; we have to take care of our own bodies. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

bskinny from US on April 01, 2010:

This is some great information about a topic that all women worry about. Thanks

alexandriaruthk from US on April 01, 2010:

This should have joined the contenders hehe, BTW I will need these reminders soon, I rated it up again!

shareitt on April 01, 2010:

Hey there money...it's important to take care of our bodies before we notice something we don't like and want to change. Thanks for the info. :-p

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on March 29, 2010:

I agree it is important as women as we begin to get older; need to be reminded to take care of ourselves. So many times as nurturers we "run on empty" ignoring the signals that something is wrong with us until something major occurs. Thanks for stopping by for the read Teresa! :)

Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. on March 26, 2010:

Definitely we need to have these supplements in our diets.Hi there friend Money Glitch; thank you for sharing these. Sometimes, we forget about our age and go about as if we are as young as ever before. Great reminders. More power.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on March 26, 2010:

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on vitamin supplements for perimenopause and menopause :)

screation on March 26, 2010:

When we`re mere slips of things, we tend not to think about such things as vitamin supplements. But as we get older - especially around menopause - it is essential to give our body all of the nutrient it needs.

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Guide https://hubpages.com/health/Vitamin-and-Mineral-Su...

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on March 25, 2010:

@PDH - Thanks so much Miata, for stopping by for a read and commenting.

@Nell Rose - Thanks so much Nell for stopping by and sharing your experience with flushes due to a thyroid condition. This to me shows the importance of taking vitamin supplements for perimenopause and menopause as well as other issues that may arise.

It just goes to show that as women we really need to research and find out what is going on with our bodies; rather than just enduring the discomfort and feeling unhappy. Thanks for sharing. :)

Nell Rose from England on March 24, 2010:

Hiya, I had terrible flushes, but the trouble was with me, I also was going through a terrible time with an overactive thyroid, then underactive! I thought i was going to melt!lol so I started to take the B vitamins as well as the thyroid stuff, and also various other combinations of vitamins, and yes it does work! thanks for this, I will bookmark it, just in case I start flushing again! thanks nell

prettydarkhorse from US on March 24, 2010:

it is very informative and comprehensive Money, thumbs up, Maita

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on March 24, 2010:

Hi Nancy, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Have a great day. :)

nancy_30 from Georgia on March 24, 2010:

Thank you for this very informative hub. I found it very helpful and interesting.

Money Glitch (author) from Texas on March 23, 2010:

@Michael Jay - Oh wow, I believe I was adding info while you were reading. However, thanks so much for stopping by for a read and commenting. :)

@Pamela99 - Yes there is a lot of info out there, however for some reason some of my friends act as though they would rather endure the symptoms rather than try to seek remedies. Hopefully, they will read this hub, now that I've done a lot of the research for them. Thanks for stopping by for a read. :)

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