Could you have a ‘second’ menopause?
You thought the change was OVER years ago – done with, in the past, gone for good, finito.
But sometimes, it seems like it’s NOT over… not even in your 60s, or 70s or beyond… when hot flashes, night sweats, and more can come back to deliver a new round of misery.
Your doctor might say it’s not possible. He might imply it’s all in your head. He might even INSULT you by offering up antidepressant drugs.
Well, it looks like he needs to visit the Hallmark Store and stock up on apology cards – because new research confirms he’s flat-out wrong.
It’s NOT in your head, and those antidepressant drugs are useless.
You’re STILL feeling the very real effects of menopause, years and even DECADES later. From hot flashes to night sweats and beyond, the new report finds women can end up battling the misery well into their 60s, 70s, and even their 80s.
Yes, the “change” might be over in theory, but it’s not necessarily done with you yet. Your doctor may not realize it, but there can be REAL and LASTING effects to the hormonal imbalances that strike during and after menopause.
The study also confirms something else.
Women who had hormone therapy during menopause or are still on it later are less likely to suffer from these problems — more proof that when done responsibly, hormone therapy is a powerful way to enhance your quality of life.
This flies in the face of how the mainstream has handled menopause and the years that follow, including the antidepressant drugs docs love to push when they’re unwilling – or unable – to find the real problem.
If your own doctor is still pushing mood meds instead of solutions, don’t even waste your time waiting for that apology card.
There’s another kind of greeting for this occasion. It’s a SYMPATHY card… for his LOST business!
See a holistic medical doctor instead. Natural treatments that include herbal extracts and lifestyle changes, or even bioidentical hormone therapy, can get your body back on track with little effort.
One quick trick you can try right now: Cut the caffeine.
You may love that morning cup, but it might not be loving you back. The new study finds that for women past the age of 70, caffeine use is a key trigger of hot flashes and sweats.
Switch to herbal tea instead.
For more help, including complete hormone testing and treatment, make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.
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