Menopause – the burning issue: November

When our hormones are in balance we feel well – generally speaking; when they’re not, we don’t.

Hot flushes and night sweats are two of the most common and more visible symptoms of menopause which can start in perimenopause and sometimes last for years if not addressed.  Seventy-five per cent of women are affected, so if you’re one of the 75 per cent, or you want to support a woman who is, then read on …

Six facts about hot flushes and night sweats:

  • Oestrogen has hundreds of functions in our bodies, including the regulation of body temperature.  As oestrogen levels change during menopause, our body’s thermostat simply doesn’t work quite as well.  
  • As progesterone levels decline, which can affect sleep and mood, hot flushes and night sweats can feel overwhelming.
  • Sweating, palpitations and shivering often accompany hot flushes which can cause

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