How Do Hormones Affect Women During Menopause?

What is Menopause?

Menopause is a normal change in a woman’s life when her period stops. That’s why some people call menopause “the change of life” or “the change. During menopause a woman’s body slowly produces less of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. This often happens between ages 45 and 55. A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for 12 months in a row.

Menopause Symptoms:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Blood vessels near the skin surface
  • Rapid heart beat can cause the chills
  • Maybe related to circulation
  • Get less as time passes

Mood changes

  • Menopause is an emotional roller coaster
  • Irritability
  • Feeling of sadness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of motivation
  • Sleep disturbance

Body changes

  • Women experience weight gain
  • Difficulty maintaining their weight
  • Weight usually accumulates around the abdomen rather than hips and thighs
  • Weight becomes more difficult to loose and difficult to burn calories

How can you cope during this phase of your life?

  • Educate yourself on what to expect
  • What are some of your options to elevate symptoms
  • Exercise for both your body and mental health
  • Surround yourself with support family and friends
  • Don’t smoke
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Alternative Bioidentical hormone, Black oschosh,5HTP

Remember menopause is a new beginning. Menopause is not a one size fits all event, it is a time to redefine yourself.  Also know your health risks, Osteoporosis and low estrogen (which can cause heart disease).