Women’s Hormone Balance: Hormonal support during menopause
• Calms Mood Swings
• Reduces Hot Flashes
• Improves Loss of Concentration
• Helps Relieve Night Sweats
What is Women’s Hormone Balance?
Our Women’s Hormone Balance is a comprehensive formula designed to support healthy hormonal balance. It features a blend of phytoestrogenic herbs, vitamins, and minerals combined to provide targeted nutrition meeting women’s needs. Women’s Hormone Balance provides hormonal support during menopause and natural body transitions. When hormonal imbalance occurs, symptoms can develop such as mood swings, hot flashes and loss of concentration. Menopause officially begins after a woman’s last period. Most women describe menopause at the onset of symptoms that come when hormonal levels decrease. When hormonal imbalance occurs, a multitude of symptoms can develop such as mood swings, hot flashes and loss of concentration. Women’s Hormone Balance contains Black Cohosh for hormonal support and Vitamin E to enhance benefits.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is defined as absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. The menopausal transition starts with varying menstrual cycle length and ends with the final menstrual period. Perimenopause means “around the time of menopause.” It is not officially a medical term, but is sometimes used to explain certain aspects of the menopause transition. Postmenopause is the entire period of time that comes after the last menstrual period.
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when the function of the ovaries ceases. The ovary, is one of a pair of reproductive glands in women. They are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries produce eggs (ova) and female hormones such as estrogen. During each monthly menstrual cycle, an egg is released from one ovary. The egg travels from the ovary through a Fallopian tube to the uterus.
The average age of menopause is 51 years old. But there is no way to predict when an individual woman will enter menopause. The age at which a woman starts having menstrual periods is also not related to the age of menopause onset. Most women reach menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, but menopause may occur as earlier as the 30s or 40s or may not occur until a woman reaches her 60s. As a rough “rule of thumb,” women tend to undergo menopause at an age similar to that of their mothers. Perimenopause, often accompanied by irregularities in the menstrual cycle along with the typical symptoms of early menopause, can begin up to 10 years prior to the last menstrual period.
What are Symptoms of Menopause?
Hot Flashes: 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.
There is currently no method to predict when hot flashes will begin and how long they will last. Hot flashes occur in up to 40% of 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. On average, hot flashes last about five years.
Night Sweats: Sometimes 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 unrefreshing sleep and daytime tiredness.
Mood Swings: Changes in mood, such as depression, anxiety, and/or irritability. The constantly fluctuating levels of estrogen, progesterone, and androgens have a definite effect on your mental state. These hormones control serotonin levels in your brain, which is the chemical that manipulates mood. If your serotonin happens to drop, so will your mood; if it rises, your mood will go along with it.
Concentration: You may experience irritability, fatigue, decreased memory and diminished concentration as you approach menopause. These symptoms have sometimes been attributed to hormonal fluctuations. Yet other factors are more likely to contribute to these changes, including sleep deprivation and stressful life events.