When women are asked about the symptoms they attribute to menopause, it is not surprising to find hot flashes and night sweats near the top of the list. However, in some midlife population surveys, more women reported aches and joint pain than any other symptom.
- Joint pain
Like most menopausal symptoms, joint pain is typically caused by hormonal imbalance. As menopause approaches, woman´s hormones begin to fluctuate, preparing for a permanent decrease in production of the primary hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Although doctors are still unclear exactly how hormones, particularly estrogen, affect joints, most are resigned to the fact that estrogen (specifically a diminished level of estrogen) plays a major role in joint pain during menopause.
Estrogen affects joints by keeping inflammation down. Inflammation is a leading cause of joint pain. As estrogen levels begin to drop during peri-menopause, the five-to-10-year time span leading up to menopause, joints get less and less estrogen and pain often is the result.
- Burning Tongue
There are several possible causes of burning tongue, but because it is most common in postmenopausal women, researchers believe the primary cause in women is hormonal imbalance, specifically low estrogen levels. In fact, burning tongue affects up to 40% of menopausal women, with the onset typically occurring between three years prior to menopause and 12 years following menopause.
Estrogen is known to play a part in the makeup of the saliva, which researchers believe can cause burning tongue once estrogen levels decrease. But perhaps more prominently, estrogen affects the bitter taste buds located at the back of the tongue. Without adequate levels of estrogen, some women begin to lose their bitter taste buds.
These taste buds are surrounded by a basket-like collection of pain neurons that activate when the taste buds are damaged by lack of estrogen.
- Itchy Skin
During menopause, the most common underlying cause of itchy skin is hormonal change. As the body prepares for the cessation of menstruation and egg development during peri-menopause, levels of estrogen in the body also fluctuate and eventually begin a steady decline.
Estrogen plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin. For example, estrogen is responsible for stimulating the production of skin collagen, a fibrous protein that provides strength, resilience, and support to the skin and other tissues.
As estrogen production diminishes around the time of menopause, dry itchy skin becomes a very common symptom. The decline in skin thickness and collagen production appears to be most rapid in the years immediately preceding menopause.
Lowered estrogen levels also decrease the body’s ability to retain moisture and slow down the body’s production of natural skin oils, which also contributes to itchy skin.
How to overcome these pains?
The Manna Menopause Support was specially formulated to increase declined estrogen levels in a natural way.
This product is packed with phyto-estrogens (plant estrogens), and proved to be highly effective in combating Menopause related symptoms.
Dosage Note: If 2 caplets per day don’t give relief, increase the dosage to 4 and even 6 caplets per day, 2 with each meal.