Hot Flashes and Menopause

By MedStudio Staff

As we age, everyone begins to experience a decrease in natural hormone levels. This is normal.
However, when the decrease turns into a deficiency of Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone in women and Testosterone in men, this may cause a bunch of symptoms that affect your health, well-being and quality of life.

The Change?

Hot flashes (flushes) are often seen in women “going through the change.” There may also be a significant number of other changes in a woman’s body at this time such as trouble sleeping, low sex drive, mood swings, irritability, crying for no logical reason, fatigue, skin and hair. And did you know that some men may experience similar symptoms as they enter “andropause,” often described as the male counterpart to female menopause?

Hot flashes are some of the most troublesome symptoms of menopause and andropause. They often occur suddenly and for no apparent reason. The person describes feeling like the room is very hot and you might even hear them say, “is it hot in here or is it just me?” then sweat breaks out especially on the face and chest, and the skin turns red including their ears. All this happens because of quick vasodilatation or blood vessels opening wider near the surface of the skin and gives off more heat. Quickly declining hormone levels can start this response.

For women, the two ovaries normally produce the majority of testosterone and estradiol and it’s often thought the uterus produces progesterone. Bodies are born with the ability to produce hormones unless there is a genetic anomaly.  Increased production starts at puberty and continues through menopause – when the “menses paused.” Meaning our period has stopped for good. From the onset of the first period, most medical professionals believe that each woman only has a certain number of eggs. When the last of these eggs in the basket (ovaries) is gone, the ovaries dramatically decrease or even stop the production of these hormones.

Testosterone Loss – Many believe the first hormone to begin declining in women is testosterone, usually by age 30. Less energy, decreased sex drive, weight gain and mood changes can result. By age 35 a woman begins to produce less progesterone which may make it harder to get pregnant. Lack of or low progesterone can cause heavy periods, cramps, water retention, breast tenderness, uterine fibroids, fibrocystic breast disease or lumpy boobs as some have described, anxiety, poor sleep and irregular periods.

Finally, estradiol begins to decline more quickly and then hot flashes, night sweats, hair loss or changes, painful sex, vaginal dryness along with dry, thin skin and the feeling of “I just don’t feel like myself anymore” or “I’ve lost my sexy and I want it back!”

How can women avoid the symptoms of menopause?

The truth is some can’t! There is no way around it naturally if a woman has had her ovaries and uterus removed. Unfortunately, many women suffer needlessly with embarrassing symptoms like hot flashes and/or night sweats, irritability, sudden tears, memory lapses and incontinence. Yikes! Many seeking relief discover that trying to find a satisfactory solution mysterious and often wonder why can’t my doctor help me?

We’ve often hear women say, “Before starting natural hormone therapy I was experiencing at least 15-20 hot flashes a day” or “I’m right in the middle of a meeting and then it starts….” Desperately tries synthetic hormones but gets very little relief so she’s referred to MEDSTUDIO. And after starting therapy she reports, “Now I have no more hot flashes, sleeping great, lots of energy and my husband is happier too.” While each patient reacts differently to the treatments, it is not unusual for our patients to experience substantial relief from symptoms very quickly, especially hot flashes.

Our natural hormone therapy program is designed for monitoring of hormone levels over the course of treatment so that each person’s desired hormonal levels can be reached at a pace that is comfortable for them.

Interested in learning more?

Women and even men should not have to suffer in silence. If you have symptoms and want relief, contact someone at MedStudio to find out more. And of course, information is great when evaluating and learning about your health choices. Ultimately, only a qualified licensed medical provider can make a qualified diagnosis and recommendation.  While this document is not to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any type of illness or health condition, we hope it will make you interested enough to seek more information and get your life back. After all, it’s Your Health. Your Choice. Your Journey. We are here to guide you.