Menopause is one condition which will affect every woman at some true point in her life. Menopause may be the transition from the childbearing years in to the 40s and 50s where women’s menstrual cycles cease. Even though transition has experience by some women of menopause with little discomfort or negative side-effects, an increasing number of women do complain of menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, alternating chills and hot flashes, irritability, weight gain, memory problems, and sexual issues, to mention a few.
Do you know the factors behind these symptoms? The solution to the question is complicated by the truth that hormone replacement therapy-while causing rampant breast cancer among users-actually did an extremely good job of mitigating the outward symptoms of menopause for several years. Only following the link between HRT and breast cancer was publicized did menopausal women commence to try alternative therapies in greater numbers. Probably the most challenging areas of menopause is its preponderance toward making pre-existing problems worse.
If you can find allergies, addictions, pains, or tendencies toward various ailments or behaviors even, menopause shall exacerbate them. And conversely, if you can find pre-existing conditions or allergies, their presence causes more serious menopausal symptoms often. This is because of the known proven fact that hormones appear to mask health issues to a certain degree.
Witness, if you shall, eczema or asthma that children may actually “grow out of” because they grow older. As children approach puberty and sex hormone levels rise, some chronic health issues seem to progress for no apparent reason. However, as women become peri-menopausal, those same health issues (or others) may rear their ugly heads. So in treating the outward symptoms of menopause in BodyTalk, and foremost first, we treat what we find. Each client is an extremely special mixture of sensitivities, hormone levels, and life experiences; therefore, we usually do not administer a patent dose of anything.
Rather, we observe what’s there and listen carefully from what specific portion of the body that’s out of balance. For a few women, the big problem is progesterone. For others, it really is estrogen/estradiol/estrone. For others, however, stress has pushed them right into a constant state of complete adrenal burnout, and we should balance cortisol levels before we do other things. Many women end up having specific environmental factors which are causing excess heat in the physical body, making hot flashes unbearable. For them, we should balance these sensitivities while balancing hormones also.