Menopause is weird – not just for hot flashes anymore!
Okay so this find is from OWN…but there is medical proof to this…women who are peri-menopausal can experience more than just the common symptoms of intense heat, sweating and uneasiness that fluctuating hormone levels cause.
Researcher from institutions across the U.S. have seen symptoms such as:
- sore joints
- “burning tongue,”
- heart palpitations
- “buzzing sensations” in the head
A few years ago – in October 2010 – scientists from the University of Exeter and the Institute of Cancer Research in England also documented genetic variants that can indicate a woman’s predisposition to early-onset menopause.
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Sitting up late at night to do a blog post can make you reach for a little more jolt to your brain. But a little bit, as most of us know (especially after lunch and certainly after dinner), can do more harm than good to your sleep patterns.
But do you know why you reach for coffee, caffenated sodas, even chocolate?
It’s all in your mind. The “feel-good” affects it creates by stimulating the brain to inhibit adenosine, and release adrenaline and dopamine are the culprits.
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…not spontaneous combustion as previously thought.
Seriously…Researchers at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Northwestern University’s medical school have found that women experiencing hot flashes during the earlier years of menopause tend to have a lower risk of heart attack and death than their older counterparts who experience hot flashes and night sweats near the end of menopause.
The possible mechanism? The “blood vessels dilating in response to the normal hormone fluctuations of menopause” allows more fluid blood flow and, therefore, more efficient heat transfer from more dilated capillaries located at the surface of the skin. This apparently is healthy cardiovascular reaction for a younger woman, but for an older woman in her 60’s can signal blood vessel abnormalities that could affect the heart.
Thus NO spontaneous combustion!
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