01 Aug What Causes Menopause Symptoms
What Causes Menopause Symptoms?
Losing chemical substances that were once natural and common throughout your body, which regulated and assisted with daily body functioning, throws your body out of alignment. The hormonal shifts, Imbalances, and fluctuations in menopause may cause all the following: weight gain, night sweats, insomnia, thinning hair brittle nails, hot flashes, mood swings, lack of energy, forgetfulness, dryness, loss of sex drive. Why the weight gain? Fat cells contain an enzyme that creates estrogen so the body tries to hold onto fat. Weight gain also results from high levels of cortisol. This is because cortisol interferes with insulin, a hormone that converts the sugar in your blood to useable energy. Additionally, when your cortisol levels overshadow your DHEA hormones, you lose energy and feel fatigued.
Why might you have insomnia?
Sex hormones regulate Melatonin, a hormone that controls your circadian rhythms and sleep-wake cycle. But when your sex hormone levels drop, the melatonin production increases, throwing off your sleep rhythms as well as encouraging depression. Estrogen also has an impact on your body’s temperature regulation. A sudden fluctuation can trigger a hot flash.
How are mood swings explained?
With mood swings, the culprit here is, once again, imbalanced estrogen levels. Estrogen receptors inside the brain increase neurotransmitter and synapse connectivity. Fluctuations of estrogen can cause neurotransmitters to fire unpredictably, creating seemingly unexplainable mood swings. Imbalanced hormone levels can become increasingly complex because sometimes the level of a hormone is not as important as its ratio to the other hormones. This is why we talk of balancing hormones rather than merely increasing them.
Most women over thirty-five years of age need some form of hormone supplementation, which can include testosterone, thyroid, and possibly others. This applies to women that have reached menopause as well as premenopausal women. Menopause is clearly a hormone deficiency condition. We believe it is absolutely crucial to the health and well-being of every woman to replace these lost hormones with natural bioidentical hormones in order to maintain quality of life and prevent unnecessary suffering. Synthetic means the molecule is not natural to the human body. Human hormones are natural hormones whose molecules are identical to those made by humans.
Are you ever too old to start?
Age is not a barrier. Many of the older people including those over 60 years, will ask the question thinking it is too late to begin a program. The answer is quite the opposite. Other people have greater deficiencies or partial deficiencies. Therefore the response to Hormone modulation and supplementation is excellent and almost immediate. It is important to note that early intervention can reduce rapid advancements of diseases, such as osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s. Less progress is to be expected when conditions such as these advanced.