Menopause

Mansour Arem
Sleep problems caused by perimenopause and menopause

Sleep problems caused by perimenopause and 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...

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Compounded versus bioidentical hormonal replacement

Compounded versus bioidentical hormonal replacement

The hormonal changes of menopause result in changes in metabolism and body composition, and many women find it difficult to lose weight. Additionally, women may experience a wide variety of symptoms such as anxiety, cognitive issues, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and vaginal dryness. Menopause also can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and metabolic syndrome. Hormonal replacement therapy can help the metabolic changes and can improve the symptoms associated with menopause. Estrogen therapy can also prevent significant bone loss after menopause. However, there are potential side effects including breast cancer and clotting issues that women need to...

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Acupuncture for hot flashes?

Acupuncture for hot flashes?

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....

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10 things you can do to improve health and overall wellness at menopause

10 things you can do to improve health and overall wellness at menopause

The 10 things you can do to improve your health and overall wellness at menopause Have your hormone levels tested Consider and discuss with your doctor a well balanced regimen of bio-identical hormones. Recent research has shown that taking bio-identical hormones can improve mood and hot flashes in women after menopause. Have your thyroid tested and correct any thyroid dysfunction (hypothyroidism is quite common in menopausal women) Address any sleep issue such as insomnia, sleep apnea, or narcolepsy Take a comprehensive supplement regimen to support your immune system and metabolism (antioxidants, Probiotics, and Omega-3 fatty acids) Engage in a relaxation technique...

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