According to WebMD, as many as two-thirds of menopausal women in America suffer from hot flashes. Hot flashes are caused by lowered estrogen levels, and estrogen has a direct effect on the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain that controls circadian cycles, body temperature, and other functions. It may be that this drop in estrogen somehow confuses [...]
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After the end of the Women’s Health Initiative and the publication of Suzanne Somers’ book titled The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection: The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men, bio-identical (bioidentical or bio identical) hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) suddenly became what many people considered a safer alternative than menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) [...]
Most women begin to experience menopausal symptoms between the ages of forty and fifty-five. Menopause is caused by hormonal changes, and, it’s symptoms are similar to adrenal stress symptoms and often include irritability, fatigue, depression, mood swings, and nervous disorders. However, menopausal supplements, along with diet, may control symptoms, so that no medical intervention is needed.
The supplements most often helpful for [...]
Diet can make a big impact on how a women experiences menopause, and by eating the right foods a woman can sail through menopause whereas eating the wrong foods can increase menopausal symptoms. Certain foods trigger bloating, hot flashes, depression, water retention, and fatigue, and these foods include alcohol, caffeine, fatty foods, sugar, and spicy foods. Likewise, the correct foods reduce [...]
If you’re having moderate to severe hot flashes, Evamist—a new FDA approved hormone therapy estrogen skin spray—has just been released. It’s a plant-based, low-dose spray absorbed into the bloodstream over twenty-four hours. It reduces hot flashes by 69 percent and severity by 41 percent. Once a day, one, two, or three sprays (depending on your prescription) are [...]
erimenopause is the time before menopause, which can sometimes lasts as long as ten years, and usually starts for most women sometime after they turn forty years old. If you’re a woman, you are going to experience perimenopause and menopause at some point. The best way to be prepared is to know the symptoms, and [...]
If you’re a woman, at some point you’ll go through the change. Here’s a tip to help with those awful night sweats, so you don’t end up like the woman on the left.
Within the last few years, manufacturer’s have come out with materials that help wick wetness away for sports related activities, such as golf, [...]