Estimates show that by the year 2020, 50 million women will be over the age of 51, the average age when menopause begins. Women experiencing menopause may endure a number of symptoms—for as long as 14 years—that can seriously affect quality of life and even productivity at home or on the job, such as hot … Continued
September is Menopause Awareness Month, so this is a great time to take charge of your symptoms and finally find relief! Among the best ways to conquer those menopause symptoms is with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). More and more women are turning to safe, effective, natural bioidentical hormones to control their menopause symptoms. “I … Continued
I’ve been doing some reading on bioidentical hormone therapy, because a lot of my symptoms point towards a hormonal imbalance – I’m guessing early menopause because I’m only 34… Many of the symptoms, like hot flashes, night sweats etc. don’t affect me, but I’m tired all the time and have put a lot of weight on recently. I’ve also been really bloated lately, but haven’t found any link between menopause and bloating, so I’m not certain that’s what it is. Are there other symptoms of menopause that aren’t talked about as much as hot flashes and all the other trademark menopause symptoms?
Many different things can trigger a hot flash. Emotional triggers, such as embarrassment, are among the most common. Other hormonal issues can also be triggers for hot flashes. For example, if you take too much thyroid hormone for hypothyroidism, you may have a hot flash. Elevated cortisol levels due to stress can also lead to hot flashes. Other potential triggers include fluctuating blood sugar levels, any kind of adrenaline surge, alcohol and foods that contain MSG.