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All About Hormonal Imbalance

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Chemicals like estrogen and testosterone have a profound effect on human behavior and moods. Particularly around puberty and throughout the teenage years, changes in body chemistry can impact the way adolescents interact with peers, contributing to insecurity, aggression, and romantic attraction. The human brain is still influenced by many of the same chemicals throughout adulthood, but maturity and a modicum of consideration can help prevent those naturally occurring chemicals from negatively affecting relationships.

The most well-known cause of hormonal imbalance and fluctuation is the premenstrual syndrome or PMS. Occurring between a woman’s ovulation and her period, PMS tends to be portrayed in entertainment media as a period of erratic behavior and unpredictable mood swings. Groups of males may be quick to dismiss a woman’s emotional behavior as connected to body chemistry. As anyone who has had a girlfriend can attest, PMS is not a laughing matter when your partner is awaiting the monthly visit from “Aunt Flo.” To preserve your relationship, avoid the following questions when you think your girlfriend is going through a period of hormonal imbalance.

Is it that time of the month?

Some questions should never be asked directly. Asking whether it’s “that time of the month” is particularly dangerous when it interrupts an emotional outburst or otherwise tense conversation. Even if the emotional outburst is fueled by her monthly cycle, the question completely sidesteps any attempt to address the actual topic of conversation. If she’s running at you with a knife because the toilet seat was left up for the hundredth time, it’s possible that she cares a lot about the courtesy of putting down the toilet seat.

Aren’t you a little young for menopause?

Similar to the idea of questions that shouldn’t be asked directly, many successful boyfriends find it’s best to avoid talking about aging, particularly how it might affect your girlfriend’s body. Women are bombarded by advertisements for anti-aging treatments and procedures. With parents and grandparents eager to have more descendants to coddle, most young women are very aware of the limited time their bodies allow for childbirth. There’s something to be said for dark humor that allows everyone to make light of their own mortality. However, men are not in a position to commiserate about the injustice of menopause because they can often to continue to sire children well into their awkwardly geriatric years.

Why can’t you be more like one of the guys?

To borrow a turn of phrase from the elementary school playground, “if you love the guys so much, why don’t you marry them?” Men and women may find it easier to understand and relate to their long-term friends. Dealing with someone of the opposite gender is one of the biggest challenges of a monogamous heterosexual relationship. The potential for hormonal imbalance is just one of many mysterious factors that lead to miscommunication, misunderstanding, and conflict in a relationship. If the challenge of dealing with the opposite sex is not worthwhile, then we are fortunate to live in an era where you can choose to date “one of the guys” instead.

Ultimately, every individual is different, and most people change over time. Avoiding asinine questions is one way to protect your relationship from being negatively affected by hormonal imbalance.

 

Little Secret about Period

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Ladies, ladies, ladies… there are some things that you may or may not know about your period. As much as you may hate periods, there are some things you may or may not know about your periods. Menstrual blood, for instance, is actually pretty cool. In fact, the stem cells found in menstrual blood are more powerful than those found in bone marrow. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Menstruation is a part of life for women. From the time a woman gets her period until menopause, most women dread that time of the month. It isn’t fun, it’s expensive (tampons and pads, which are basic necessities, are taxed), and you can experience different health symptoms.

Here are some interesting period facts that you may have been unaware of until right now.

#1: Cramps Aren’t Normal

Even though you may think it is normal to have them, it isn’t. Cramps can indicate that there’s something else going on in your body, for example, that your estrogen count is high. Or maybe you ate too much sugar, which triggered the inflammatory response. If you have a fibroid, cyst, or something irritating the uterus, which could also be the cause of cramps.

#2: Don’t Blame Sugar Cravings on PMS

Some women have the urge to go for chocolate or foods high in carbs when they menstruate. It could mean that you have low progesterone levels, and progesterone is the hormone that helps regulate blood sugar. You may want to get some blood work done to check your progesterone levels.

#3: Tampons Contribute to Bacterial Infections

Tampons can cause bacterial infections, including vaginal dryness or the rare toxic shock syndrome (TSS). This is because tampons are made up of material that certain bacteria like. A good alternative may be a menstrual cup, which is a reusable cup that collects period blood. Think about it.

#4: The Days Before Your Period Mimic Pregnancy

The body is preparing for pregnancy in the days leading up to your period. This means that the body secretes certain hormones such as progesterone. If you’ve ever felt bloated or have had tender breasts, it is because your body isn’t used to that sudden hormone rush.

#5: Insomnia Should Be Looked Into

If your period causes you to have insomnia, it may be because you have a very low amount of progesterone. Proper progesterone levels help you sleep, so you may need to check in with your doctor to check your progesterone levels.

 

Why Women Have Mood Swings

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Unpredictable mood swings are very common among women and they are caused due to some unknown events and occurrences. Some people use the terms mood swings and irritability interchangeably. But, both these terms are entirely different. The anger or impatience toward an event is known as irritability. However, sudden changes in mood, temperament, or emotions are called mood swings. In fact, it is highly frustrating because of their unpredictability.

Mood Swings in Women: Causes

As mentioned earlier, it is a drastic change of mood from one extreme to another. It can be occurred due to a number of reasons. Some of these causes affect women, but some others affect anyone equally. Those causes are:

• Menopause

• Emotional depression

• Constant flux between extremes

• Stress and anxiety

• Fatigue

• Hypothyroidism

• PMS

• Pregnancy

How to Deal with Mood Swings?

Foods have a greater role in balancing your hormones. Thus, if you change your eating habits, you can control your mood swings effectively. Eating regularly throughout the day is highly essential for controlling yourself. Ensure to consume protein with every meal. Your blood sugar level must be regulated for beating effectively with it. You can also try effectively to decrease the intake of carbohydrates.

Exercise has a greater role in the life of all people. It is highly effective for keeping your body healthy and disease free. However, exercise is also essential for controlling your emotions and mood. It is the best method for reducing your stress level drastically. A high-intensity kickboxing session or a yoga session can help you getting relief from stress.

Ensure to Consume lots of Vitamins and Nutrients

Eating healthy is the best way to lead a happy life. Your body requires the right amount of nutrients and vitamins for keeping it proper. If you are not able to regulate your moods even after all these methods, you can consult a doctor for getting proper medication. Doctors may prescribe antidepressants or contraceptive pills to deal with the problem. The contraceptives are highly useful for regulating your menopause cycle. Thus, you will get relief from extreme mood swings. Antidepressants are useful for balancing your hormone levels. However, you should be aware of the side effects that are associated with these medicines. So, you should contact your doctor before starting these medications.

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is the other useful method for dealing with mood swings. This therapy is highly effective for replacing your negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Meditation or affirmations are used for achieving this goal. CBT is also a great coping technique, which is helpful for noticing the onset of mood swings. The CBT therapist helps to discover the real cause of it. Once you know the underlying cause of this problem, you can deal it effectively.

Lots of other options are available for dealing with it, You can spend your time with your loved ones or a good friend. You can also try listening to calming music or distracting yourself with your favorite hobby. You will also get some relief by simply sleeping it off.

Conclusion

If you are a woman and experiencing mood swings in your life, try to find out the underlying causes of the problem. If it is possible, try to make healthy changes in your life. Filling your mind with positive thoughts is the best way to deal with it. Cognitive behavioral therapy is highly effective for recognizing negative thoughts and replacing them with positives. Breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga are effective for controlling mood swings in women.

 

All About Menopause

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Life begins at 40 as the saying goes. But for some women as early as 30 years old their journey towards the menopausal episode starts. Perimenopause as it is called would never be easy for most women facing this. Here are the common signs of perimenopause. Check it out if you are experiencing some of them.

*Vaginal dryness
*Sexual discomfort
*Memory problems
*Sleep problems
*Short menstrual cycle
*Unpredictable period ( some may skip period, some may experience bleeding that last for two weeks, other may undergo period twice in a month)
*Spotting in between menstrual cycle
*Spotting after intercourse
*Self-pity that leads to depression
*Irritability
*Hot Flashes
*Frequent urination (especially at night)
*Breast tenderness and discomfort

PMS or premenstrual syndrome are most similar to perimenopause symptoms though PMS must be based on the menstrual cycle itself. On the other hand, perimenopause is associated with the unpredictable period oftentimes shorter than the regular 28-day menstrual cycle. Before the period, one may experience breast tenderness and when bleeding occurs, hot flashes and more irritating symptoms arise.

This and more symptoms will be experienced by women in their perimenopausal stage. Good for those who will not undergo the turmoil of perimenopausal. Yes, there are women who rarely experienced the symptoms of perimenopause. I talked to Juliet and Minda who just turned 60. Both of them never experienced the symptoms of perimenopause. Their period just ceased after turning 50 years old. But they experience some annoying changes physically when menopause occurs.

Menopause is a natural phase that women will experience. The recurrence of menstruation of 3 to 6 months and will eventually stop for one whole year is a sign of menopause. By this time a woman could no longer be able to get pregnant as her period ceases. Like Juliet and Minda who do not experience much of the perimenopause symptoms but experiencing the agony of menopause due to hormonal imbalance.

Oftentimes hormone replacement therapy or HRT will be considered to lessen the severe hormonal imbalance. General practitioner can offer few suggestions to treat the abnormalities such as taking hormonal pills. There are also gels, implants and skin patches that could reverse estrogen loss.

The depletion of estrogen will lead also to vaginal dryness during menopause and perimenopause. You may consider applying vaginal moisturizer or lubricants. There is also vaginal estrogen cream which is more effective to lessen the dryness. But if your GP will suggest CBT or cognitive behavioural therapy try considering the idea especially if you undergo mood swings, anxiety or depression.

Staying healthy is the best way to avoid the dilemma of perimenopause and menopause. There are lots of healthy food around start picking up organic it is 100% safe. You can also include natural food supplements in your diet like the Buah Merah Mix that contained six super natural fruits and vegetables like moringa, wheat grass, barley, mangosteen, guyabano and buah merah. Buah Merah Mix is a fully loaded ready to drink juice that will energize your body while detoxifying. It is a good source of vitamins and minerals to lessen the agony of hormonal imbalance during perimenopause and menopause.