Hormone Balance is when the two female hormones Progesterone and Estrogen become separated and not balanced, this can be caused by a number of reasons. Peri-menopause comes under the category of hormone imbalance, whereas Menopause or “the change of life” is an aging process that every woman will pass through.
She will start to miss her menstrual cycle, or it will cease, slowly her hormones will stop performing as they did and she will pass through menopause, the Latin term for missing period.
This is a natural process and not an illness, it becomes the time of life when a woman is fully bloomed, wise and will be looking forward to a new phase in her life.
Women are increasingly taking their hormone health into their own hands
Hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings and depression. These are just a few of the symptoms associated with the menopausal period of a woman’s life.
For some women the symptoms they experience are nothing more than a mild irritation while for others they can cause great distress and significantly impact quality of life.
Hot Flushes and Night Sweats
Estrogen surges at different intervals during the day, it usually starts from the chest and moves up the neck to the face. For a few minutes, a woman will feel very uncomfortable, sometimes dizzy, her body temperature rises.
This is caused by Estrogen Dominance Surges. Using Natural ProgesterAll Balancing Cream these hot flushes will slowly diminish.
Wear cotton clothing as much as you can, especially in summer, both under and outerwear. Cotton mix jumpers on top of blouses and tops are a good idea; you can take off your layers when you feel a flush coming on. This is a good time to rub in a small dab of ProgesterAll behind your ears and on the palms of your hands.
Cut down on alcohol and if you do go out for the day or evening, try to drink long drinks with small amounts of alcohol. Cut down on spicy foods. Eat lots of cool fruit, such as watermelon, melon, fruit salad and homemade fruit and vegetable juices.
In the morning when you wake up try to drink warm water with lemon juice, a slice of lemon and fresh ginger and a small slice of Dong Quai root.
Be sure you apply your ProgesterAll cream on clean skin and always in areas that the sunlight will not reach.
Night Sweats and insomnia are very common symptoms, usually women are unable to sleep comfortably and wake up in the morning feeling like they haven’t slept at all.
The best thing to do in the height of summer is to go into the shower, take the shower head with lukewarm, or nearly cold water and start from your feet upwards until you reach your neck, and then go back down again to your feet allowing the water to cool you down, then turn the water a little cooler and repeat it a few times, leave the cool water running on the back of your neck.
Gently pat-dry yourself and get into bed, before you do, put some drops of Lavender oil on your pillow, drink a glass of water and relax. You will soon drift off into a gentle sleep feeling cooler and fresh.
Once you start using ProgesterAll Balancing Cream on a daily basis these symptoms will slowly fade away. The hot flushes and night sweats will diminish after a few weeks.
Weight Gain and Bloating
One of the common symptoms of Estrogen Dominance is weight gain, especially around the tummy and hip areas. Estrogen is usually housed in the fatty areas of the body, hips, tummy and thighs.
Cortisol is the hormone that affects our weight gain.
When you notice a woman with very slim ankles, wrists and fingers, but heavier around her middle, then you will know that she is most likely overweight through estrogen dominance and not by overeating.
So it’s important to keep to a healthy lifestyle and walk as much as you can. Walking is an ideal way to get these areas moving and of course going to a gym or swimming, if you have time.
A lot of chemicals can also cause weight gain, so keep away from estrogen related foods. The medical term for products that cause hormone imbalance is Xenoestrogens.
Migraines and Headaches
A migraine is not a “headache” a migraine occurs when the blood vessels around the brain swell in different parts of the head. A migraine is a complexed infirmity and can be caused by many things.
Estrogen Dominance is the main perpetrator of the cause of a migraine in women during peri-menopause and menopause.
When does this happen?
Usually 3 days before a woman’s period is about to begin there is a surge of estrogen, preparing for the period to start if the egg has not been fertilized. This is the time the migraines or tension headaches begin.
Treatment for this is vital, because it can be very debilitating, but once you have balanced your hormones correctly with ProgesterAll these migraines will disappear. This takes time and patience, but will eventually free you of hormonal migraines.
What happens mid-cycle?
Again during the middle of the cycle around days 12-16, there is another surge of hormones, the Progesterone hormone is the hormone that protects the fertilized egg and help it to remain in the womb so that it develops into a baby. If a woman is hormonally unbalanced she will still release Progesterone, but she may be releasing more Estrogen, and this is where the imbalance occurs.
The veins around the brain start to swell and a migraine occurs. Notably again, it is a 3 day period of time, so treatment should be considered for severe cases, but with regular use of ProgesterAll at the correct times, this can be avoided.
Using Natural Balancing Cream ProgesterAll to avoid hormonal migraines is an excellent therapy.
Anxiety & Depression
Mood swings usually start with estrogen dominance and can be very upsetting. It can affect your family, friends and your work.
They are called “mood swings” because they come and go at any given time, depending on the surge or estrogen you body is providing.
The hormone levels require balancing for mood swing to disappear, or at least happen less frequently.
Depression and anxiety are also connected with Mood Swings, for this reason it is vital that women learn to take control of their health at an early age, so that they are ready for this time of their life.
A woman experiencing mood change may not notice or be aware of it immediately. So do look out for how you feel and keep a diary. Make notes of how you feel during the week.
Try to get plenty of sleep and if you feel stressful, take a few minutes out of your day and relax, sit down and put some ProgesterAll cream on the soles of your feet and behind your ears.
If you do feel very poorly then find a friend to talk to, someone you can confide in, call her and ask if she has time for a coffee or a drink somewhere, or maybe take an afternoon to go shopping.
This can sometimes be more beneficial rather than trying to explain to our GP how you feel, but do make a visit to your doctor if you feel you need to.
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