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The remarkable link between dizziness and menopause

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 March 2016, Menopause, Women's Health
dizziness and menopause

The floor beneath your feet is swaying but there isn’t a ship in sight. Everything’s off-kilter. Once the dizziness subsides, it takes you a moment to get your bearings. If you’re at home relaxing in the living room, it’s not such a big deal, but when you’re at the wheel of your car, it can spell trouble.

If you find that you’ve been having dizzy spells for several days, it might be nothing more than perimenopausal symptoms. Storm’s a-comin’!

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Eliminating irritants: Menopause and dry, itchy skin

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 February 2016, Body Care, Menopause, Women's Health
itchy skin

When skin is irritated, it itches, so you scratch it. It becomes dry and scaly, and so you scratch some more. In summer, itching is typically caused by mosquitos and other annoying critters, irritating plants and allergies.

But one cause that doesn’t get much air time is itching caused by menopause. And believe it or not, you can safely blame it all on estrogens yet again!

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Surprisingly, heart palpitations can be caused by menopause!

by Sonia Chartier, on 26 January 2016, Circulation, Menopause
heart palpitations

It skips a beat, slows down, and the next thing you know, it’s racing away! It’s not the music that’s off-tempo: your heart really is all over the place.

While checking with your doctor is a good idea, keep in mind that menopause may very well be the culprit, and here’s why.

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How to eliminate bloating during perimenopause

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 December 2015, Digestion, Menopause, Women's Health

Whatever you call it—farting, flatulence or gas—bloating is the accumulation of gas in the small intestine. This digestive disorder is particularly common during PMS and perimenopause.

So what’s the link? And more importantly, how can you get rid of it?

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Are period symptoms a good predictor for menopause?

by Sonia Chartier, on 3 December 2015, Menopause, Women's Health
predictor of menopause

Not precisely, but it’s always fun to guesstimate! Certain factors do influence the age at which menopause begins, but it’s not always the ones you’d expect. At the risk of disappointing many of you, it’s true that certain links between PMS and perimenopausal symptoms have been proved scientifically, but only with respect to some symptoms.

What you can control is your diet and lifestyle, and there are natural ways to prepare for the transition to make it less of a bumpy ride.

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