Natural Ways to Treat Electric Shock Sensation
But not electric shock sensation - are we right? During perimenopause, electric shock sensation can actually be a common symptom, but it’s not one that many women know of, or talk about, which only fuels this lack of awareness.
Some women report a tingling and electric shock sensation in menopause, even in its earliest stages, saying that this almost feels like a buzz pulsing through their bodies.
Where does this come from? And why does the end of a woman’s natural fertility mean an electric shock-like sensation can be more common?
Understanding Electric Shock Sensation in Menopause
Perimenopause symptoms begin to arise when the oestrogen levels in your body begin to fall. This change in your hormonal balance can affect your nervous system, as oestrogen works with it to send neurological messages around your body.
One of the areas affected is your hypothalamus, which acts like your body’s inner thermostat, controlling your temperature and therefore your comfort levels. This is why hot flushes and night sweats can be a common menopause symptom, and it’s also why it can feel as though an electric shock is making its way through your body in menopause sometimes.
These tingling sensations typically precede a hot flush, so if you get a sudden electric shock feeling out of nowhere, this could warn you that you need to take steps to cool - and calm - yourself down as soon as possible.
Electric shock sensations affect many women during menopause, but if you’re concerned that these feelings may be a sign of something else, you should speak to your GP to rule out any neurological conditions and put your mind at rest. In fact, removing this stress and worry could help towards getting your hot flushes under control in the first place.
Can You Lower the Risk of Electric Shocks in Menopause?
Making a few small changes to your lifestyle could help you to get electric shock sensation and hot flushes under control. Vitamin B has been linked with reducing the risk of electric shock sensation in perimenopause, as it’s known for its ability to help with keeping the nervous system healthy.
You’ll find vitamin B2 in Femarelle® Rejuvenate, where it joins biotin and soy derivative DT56a to help manage multiple menopause symptoms.
If you aren’t able to get enough foods rich in vitamin B2 into your diet (it can be found in beef, milk, tofu and spinach, as well as other veg and protein sources), taking it as part of a natural menopause supplement could help you with feeling more comfortable as hormonal changes take hold in your body.
Taking steps to lower your risk of hot flushes - like keeping as cool as you can, wearing breathable layers and avoiding too much caffeine, alcohol and spicy food - could also assist with getting menopause electric shocks under control.
You can take Femarelle® Rejuvenate from your 40s onwards to manage perimenopause symptoms, with signature ingredient DT56a also found in Femarelle® Recharge and Unstoppable supplements to help get symptoms under control in menopause and post-menopause respectively.
Find Femarelle® supplements to help you at every stage of your menopause journey here.