The climacteric, commonly known as the menopause, marks the transition from the fertile phase to the weakening of ovarian function in women. The menopause, the time of the last menstruation, marks this important stage of life. This transition is characterized by a decline in progesterone and oestrogen levels and an increase in the gonadotropins FSH and LH.

In the section below, we break down the topics associated with the menopause for you.

  • Hot Flashes

    Women going through the menopause often experience hot flushes, with sweating and heart palpitations.

  • Sleep Disorders during Menopause

    Women going through menopause often experience sleep disorders. Sleep can be optimised again with natural measures.

Symptoms of the Menopause

While some women hardly notice the hormonal changes during the menopause, others experience typical symptoms:

  • Hot flushes
  • Palpitations and heart palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings and depression
  • Vaginal dryness and a decrease in libido.
  • Weight gain
  • Joint pain
  • Hair loss
  • Dry and blemished skin
  • Increase in body hair, e.g. lady's beard

Diagnostics and Therapy for Menopause

The main diagnostic criteria are clinical symptoms, but blood tests can also be carried out to measure hormone levels.

Conventional medicine often relies on hormone replacement therapy with an oestrogen-progestin combination or oestrogen monotherapy. However, these synthetic compounds can have many side effects, particularly in relation to certain types of cancer, which must be taken into account.

Holistic medicine offers alternative approaches to relieve menopausal symptoms, including detoxification cures, regulative therapies and nature-identical hormone therapy. Orthomolecular approaches to balance deficiencies with minerals, trace elements and vitamins are also common. Relaxation techniques and the regulation of the sleep-wake rhythm also play an important role.

An integrative center in which conventional and complementary medicine work together can be a promising option to achieve the best treatment success for patients.