Whilst some women may go through menopause without any major symptoms, the majority of women are not so lucky. This majority has to endure many uncomfortable symptoms like sweating, itching, severe mood swings, physical changes, and a whole lot more!
The main culprit of these symptoms is hormonal changes, which is a natural thing around the age of 50, but could happen even sooner in some women.
Symptoms of Menopause
Some of the most common symptoms of menopause include profuse sweating, hot flashes, night sweats, and excessive mood swings. These all happen when the estrogen levels drop, and a hormonal imbalance is created.
Episodes of profuse sweating can last for a few seconds, or even several minutes. These episodes might be experienced for only a few months during menopause, but in some cases might stick around long after the woman has gone through menopause.
How to Identify a Sweating Episode
The obvious giveaway would be excessive sweating all over the body, but other signs might include intense heat that starts in the chest, and then moves up to the face and neck. How often and for how long these episodes occur may differ from one woman to the next.
As mentioned before, like most menopausal symptoms, sweating is caused by a change in hormone levels. To be more exact, it is caused by a drop in estrogen levels. This causes the hypothalamus to release chemicals that expand the blood vessels in the skin in an effort to release het from the body.
The best place to start in treating menopausal symptoms would be lifestyle changes. These include:
- Follow a healthy, balanced diet like the Manna Diet.
- Follow a good exercise and weight loss program to help reduce the effects of sweating during menopause.
- Steer clear of known triggers for sweating like hot drinks, caffeine, and spicy food
- Use a good, natural supplement to keep menopausal symptoms in check.
Talk to your health care professional before taking any herbal medicine.
Some herbs known to help menopause menopausal hot flashes are sage, ginger and green tea. The other natural products which can help to increase estrogen levels the natural way are phyto-estrogens (plant based estrogens) found in Maca and Wild Yam. Soy Isoflavones also proved to help increasing estrogen. The Manna Menopause Support contains Phyto-estrogens as well as Soy Isoflavones.