Causes of Menopausal Hair Loss

Hormonal Causes Hair loss during menopause is usually a direct effect of fluctuating hormone levels. Two main hormones are involved in hair growth: estrogen and testosterone. In estrogenic alopecia, the most common type of hair loss for menopausal women, this loss is directly attributed to a fall in estrogen levels. Estrogen helps hair grow faster,…

Menopause Memory Lapses

Several factors can collaborate to create memory lapses in women going through menopause. But like many other menopausal symptoms, memory lapses are caused largely by hormonal imbalance. Memory lapses can also be a compound of other menopausal symptoms that affect a woman’s concentration level and mental retention. Certain risk factors or lifestyle choices may increase…

Foods that help with menopause hot flashes

Hot flashes can happen at any time leaving you sweaty and red-faced. Although other hormonal conditions can cause them, hot flashes are frequently due to menopause. Regular exercise and a healthy diet consisting of soy, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fish, meat, eggs, nuts and a variety of fruits and vegetables can help to significantly reduce…

Night Sweats in Post-menopause

The four stages of menopause culminate in a phase referred to as post-menopause. A woman is considered postmenopausal for the rest of her life, meaning she has completed the menopause transition. Even if you are postmenopausal, your hormones may not have completely balanced out yet. You may still experience some menopausal symptoms like night sweats,…

Menopause & Concentration Problems

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Concentration Skills during Menopause Menopause can be a stressful and uncomfortable time for many women. Hormonal imbalances during menopause may make you burn with fever one minute, and cause streaming tears the next. Although this may seem unfair, there are many side effects that come with this stage of life, and…

Menopause Night Sweats and Dry Mouth

Night Sweats and Dry Mouth Many women will suffer from night sweats and a dry mouth during menopause. While these symptoms can be alarming and unexpected, they do not necessarily indicate any serious medical condition and can often be alleviated by following the guidance outlined below. Night Sweats and Dry Mouth Explained Dry mouth refers…

Menopause: Is Itching a Symptom of Menopause?

Itching. a Symptom of Menopause? Sure, you’ve heard of hot flashes, mood swings, and irregular periods. But did you know menopause also causes dry, itchy skin? Hormonal changes during middle age can lead to a host of skin problems, some beginning as early as peri-menopause. If you’re experiencing itchy skin, understanding this little known symptom can help…

Does menopause make you irritable and moody?

Mood swings are defined as extreme or abrupt fluctuations in mood. During mood swings, people often experience drastic shifts in their emotional state. The term “mood swing” is often used to describe an emotional reaction that is inappropriate to its cause. During menopause, women commonly experience mood swings because their hormones, which regulate mood and…