Unfortunately, a study has shown that a much higher proportion of women – average age 59 – still suffer from hot flashes and night sweats, and after menopause it is supposed to be finished.
Unfortunately not, as a recent study has shown that a much higher proportion of women “older” (average under 59 years in this study) expected to still suffer from hot flashes and night sweats, well after menopause it is assumed. Post-menopausal other factors, as well as your hormones may be at work, and stress or anxiety and emotional problems are all factors that can affect hormones.
I hear women tell me they are menopause since they have not had a period of 3-4 months, but technically defined as not having periods of 12 months, no less. However, the age at which you become post menopause varies greatly due to individual circumstances. A natural menopause usually occurs after the age of 50 to 60 plus and is caused by the same hormonal changes and external factors that cause the other stages of menopause – that is our old friends the levels of progesterone and estrogen.
This is usually a gradual process, but women who have had a “forced” by illness or surgery for a hysterectomy menopause can immediately enter the post menopause without natural transition period.
Symptoms may experience post menopause are unfortunately much the same as is experienced during menopause itself. These include:
– Hot flashes
– Stress incontinence
– Urinary tract infections
– Vaginal dryness and itching
– Weight gain
How to help yourself
the first thing to remember is that you are not alone as post menopause women are reporting symptoms of estrogen dominance such as hot flashes, so be sure to know if you still have those symptoms. Exactly the same elements that help you in menopause are also suitable post menopause. These include a good hormonal balance, exercise, a healthy diet specifically for post menopause and contains all the essential nutrients to protect the heart and bones. Most importantly, stress reduction plays a vital role, and appears to be particularly true for hot flashes than women in the 70s and 80s, still may be experiencing as life circumstances can make ‘hot and bothered’ – as food sensitivities may may also be more common as we age. For these reasons it is worth paying attention to reduce stress as much as possible.
Dr. Tony Coope has suggested that emotional factors can be crucial post menopause and if you really pay attention when you have a color, which may become aware that there is always an emotion below physical symptoms, an emotion that has the power to instantly cause a color or sweat. This would not be the same for all women, nor may it be the same every time – it could be fear, anger, shame, self-criticism, regret and a number of others, feelings less obvious at once better it control your response to your symptoms to see if you can identify what may be behind them.
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