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Understanding Hormonal Changes in Menopause

Menopause is a time of significant hormonal imbalance, which can leave you feeling a long way from your usual self, both physically and mentally.

And with so many menopause treatment options available, it can be hard to choose the best hormonal imbalance treatment for your individual needs when you’re struggling to function properly day-to-day.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at what you need to know about the hormonal changes in menopause that may affect you, and the hormonal imbalance treatments available to you.

What Can Happen to Your Hormones After Menopause?

Menopause can send your hormones haywire, affecting everything from your body’s temperature control to your emotional state. This is why many women experience hot flushes and night sweats from perimenopause onwards, and why mood swings are also a common menopause symptom.

In addition, a hormonal imbalance in menopause can manifest itself in making you feel more anxious, stressed, confused and forgetful than usual, by affecting your ability to sleep properly, and even by causing your heart to beat faster than normal.

At the same time, you might start to experience hair loss, more prominent wrinkles showing on your skin, brittle nails, and aching bones and joints.

Many of these symptoms can be worrying in themselves, and if you’re having difficulty functioning properly, this can trigger even more intense feelings of stress and anxiety, potentially causing your symptoms to worsen.

Why Do Menopausal Hormonal Changes Occur?

These symptoms occur because of a change in your hormonal balance - primarily, a drop in your oestrogen levels. Oestrogen plays an important role in so many different parts of your body, contributing to your psychological function, metabolism and associated energy levels, the production of collagen that helps to keep your skin looking youthful and plump, and stopping you from sleeping properly at night.

If your body is suddenly lacking in this hormone, you can be left feeling completely out of sorts and desperate for a solution to get you back to normal.

What’s more, menopause symptoms can be exacerbated if you get stressed about them, but keeping calm can be easier said than done. This is why it’s so important to find a hormonal imbalance treatment that works for you.

Natural Hormonal Imbalance Treatments

If you’re worrying about the potential side effects of taking HRT and are looking to follow a more natural route to manage hormonal changes in menopause, supplements can be a good alternative.

The majority of menopause treatments focus on managing hormonal imbalance after menopause arrives, with natural supplements typically containing ingredients derived from natural substances that can mimic the effects of your own biological oestrogen.

For example, the Femarelle® range of supplements contains the key ingredient DT56a, a soy derivative - as soy is a phytoestrogen (plant oestrogen), DT56a can take on a similar role to your own oestrogen, helping to keep your moods, metabolism, collagen production, internal temperature controls and energy levels functioning as they should.

There are three different types of Femarelle® supplement to provide you with extra support in perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause; Femarelle® Rejuvenate can help with maintaining your skin and hair in the early stages of menopause, Femarelle® Recharge with rebalancing your hormones in menopause, and Femarelle® Unstoppable with keeping your bones healthy in the post-menopause stage.

Think about which of these natural menopause supplements would be best for your needs - shop them here.

Sources:

https://www.onhealth.com/content/1/hormone_imbalance_signs_symptoms

http://menopause.northwestern.edu/content/how-hormone-depletion-affects-you