What are the
symptoms of menopause?
is important to remember that each woman's
experience is highly individual. Some women
may experience few or no symptoms of
menopause, while others experience multiple
physical and psychological symptoms. The
extent and severity of symptoms varies
significantly among women. These symptoms of
menopause and perimenopause are discussed in
Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
Hot flashes are
common among women undergoing menopause. A
hot flash is a feeling of warmth that
spreads over the body and is often most
pronounced in the head and chest A hot flash
is sometimes associated with flushing and is
sometimes followed by perspiration. Hot
flashes usually last from 30 seconds to
several minutes. Although the exact cause of
hot flashes is not fully understood, hot
flashes are likely due to a combination of
hormonal and biochemical fluctuations
brought on by declining estrogen levels.
currently no method to predict when hot
flashes will begin and how long they will
last. Hot flashes occur in up to 40%
regularly menstruating women in their
forties, so they may begin before the
menstrual irregularities characteristic of
menopause even begin. About 80% of women
will be finished having hot flashes after
five years. Sometimes (in about 10% of
women), hot flashes can last as long as 10
years. There is no way to predict when hot
flashes will cease, though they tend to
decrease in frequency over time. The average
woman who has hot flashes will have them for
about five years.
hot flashes are accompanied by night sweats
(episodes of drenching sweats at nighttime).
This may lead to awakening and difficulty
falling asleep again, resulting in
un-refreshing sleep and daytime tiredness.
What are the
treatment options for menopause?
Menopause itself is a normal part of life
and not a disease that requires treatment.
However, treatment of associated symptoms is
possible if these become substantial or
severe. Imperial Gold Maca™
has been very effective in controlling hot
flashes and other symptoms such as loss of
libido and night sweating when used with the