Articles — menopause
Quality sleep is very important for having adequate energy level, and a healthy weight as well as optimal hormonal balance. About 40% of women going through perimenopause experience sleep disturbances during the night. Up to 60% of post-menopausal women experience sleep disturbances. Two types of sleep disturbances that can be experienced are restless leg syndrome and insomnia. The mind may be affected by sleep deprivation even if there is not a feeling of tiredness during the day. Sleep deprivation decreases performance of math skills and psycho-motor vigilance tasks. Research comparing total sleep deprivation (total lack of sleep) to partial sleep...
During menopause, 75% of women suffer from hot flashes, which often last for 5 years. Hot flashes can worsen the quality of life for menopausal women, and finding comfort can be challenging and expensive. Many women are afraid to take hormone replacement therapy, due to the potential adverse side effects. There are those who turn to acupuncture therapy for relief from menopausal symptoms. But does it really work? A study was done in Australia to test the theory that acupuncture results in symptom relief for menopausal women. It showed that true acupuncture had no beneficial effect on menopausal hot flashes....
Did you know that regardless of the trigger or triggers of your weight gain trend, you will end up having major changes in your body that will perpetuate your weight gain? • Your fat burn hormones such as leptin and thyroid hormone become inefficient at burning fat leading to sluggish metabolism • You start having insulin resistance • Hormones and chemicals that regulate your appetite become imbalanced