In the years preceding menopause many women suffer similar symptoms to PMS such as water retention and breast swelling, irregular cycle and mood swings as well as heavy bleeding and hot flushes and sweats and sometimes cravings for sweet food. These can be signals of hormonal imbalance where oestrogen levels are disproportionately high. HRT drugs containing even more oestrogen will only worsen the problem. As in PMS the symptoms can be alleviated by natural progesterone therapy. Nutritional supplements and a well balanced diet and exercise can also help rectify hormonal imbalance.

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