Category: Hot Flashes

Safe and Effective Hormone Balancing

Do you have these symptoms? Hot flashes Night sweats Insomnia Memory loss Mood swings (depression) Low sex drive Fatigue Irregular periods Breast tenderness Increased skin wrinkling Weight gain Anxiety The solution is here! Salivary hormone testing Bioidentical hormone and nutritional supplements What are the advantages of saliva test? Measures active hormone levels Easy and convenient ...

Vaginal Dryness with Menopause

The cause of hot flashes may be elusive, but vaginal dryness is a direct consequence of decreased estrogen. When estrogen levels drop, it takes a few years for the effects to be noticed, but eventually the drop in estrogen leads to dryness and thinning of the cells in the vagina and genital area. Low levels ...

Menopause and Your Skin

Many women complain of a significant loss of skin elasticity with the onset of menopause. Estrogen is known to keep skin looking younger and more elastic. For some women, this alone is sufficient reason to take estrogens. It is important to remember that estrogens must always be balanced with progesterone and to be used in ...

Sleep Disturbance and Menopause

Sleep disturbances may be an issue with menopause. Estrogen deficiencies contribute directly and indirectly to sleep disturbances. Estrogen replacement therapy has been shown to improve sleep in symptomatic menopausal women. Estrogen deficiency also affects sleep indirectly as night sweats can make it impossible to sleep through the night. Supplementation with progesterone particularly oral progesterone can ...

Concentration and Memory Problems During Menopause

Another symptom relating to the change of menstrual status with age is poor concentration and foggy thinking. Estrogen is needed for the transport of glucose into the brain, which means that too little estrogen leads to energy starved brain cells and foggy thinking. Supplementing with too much progesterone can also contribute to foggy thinking. Too ...

Menopause and Irritability

Another symptom related to perimenopause and menopause is irritability. Irritability can be caused by excess estrogen relative to progesterone, which is a common hormone imbalance. Irritability can also be caused by a lack of androgens for example, testosterone and DHEA, as well as the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol and testosterone act on the same gene ...

Hormonal Complexities: Perimenopause and Menopause

This will be an ongoing blog related to the signs and symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Hot Flashes: 75% of women experience hot flashes in menopause (click here).  Hot flashes may profoundly impact the quality of life, leading to depression and insomnia from night sweats. Hot flashes are NOT strictly a symptom of low estrogen.  ...