When the ovaries stop making the hormone estrogen, two small glands on top of the kidneys take over and attempt to produce the amount needed to maintain health. Those glands are called the adrenal glands, and if they are not in the best condition, not enough estrogen is produced, and the woman begins to experience a new set of symptoms, inclusive of “hot flashes.” The adrenal glands play an additional important role in this group of symptoms, as we shall see. Menopause that occurs naturally, usually occurs between 40 and 50 years of age. Surgical menopause may occur when women have their ovaries removed. Menopause has been commonly described as “the change of life.”
Menopausal symptoms include: hot flashes- Sudden feelings of the body being “over heated,” insomnia, fatigue, headaches, general aches and pains, tensions of varied natures, visual changes, tachycardia (rapid heart beat), heart area discomfort, indigestion and many types of emotional upsets.
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