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What is a hot flush/night sweat and what can you do about it?

What is a hot flush/night sweat and what can you do about it?

What is a hot flush? One of the most common symptoms of the peri-menopause is night sweats and hot flushes. “a sudden feeling of feverish heat, typically as a symptom of the menopause” UP TO 79% OF WOMEN EXPERIENCE HOT FLUSHES The Hypo what? Although the root cause is not clear, research shows that they are to do with the hypothalamus which amongst other things regulates your body temperature. During the menopause, oestrogen levels slowly drop. Although not fully understood, scientists think that this drop in oestrogen causes a hiccup in the way the hypothalamus senses body temperature, making it think that you are too hot. This causes a response designed to cool down the body (your body is amazing and clever!) . More blood rishes to the skin (one of the causes of hot flushes and reddening of the skin) and sweat glands start working (the menopausal sweat). Adrenal Glands Another thing that can cause the dreaded night sweats (i remember them well!) is adrenal fatigue. Simply put this is when the adrenal glands have been worked to the point of exhaustion by prolonged chronic stress, illness or acute stress. In the worst case scenario the adrenals barely function. this = burnout 🙁 It’s also important to look after your adrenals glands as they continue to produce progesterone post menopause. During your fertile years your ovaries are the main source of oestrogen and progesterone. When your menstrual cycle ends the ovaries stop producing these hormones. Your adrenal glands continue to secrete a small amount of progesterone. However your adrenal glands prioritise your survival hormones (often called your flight, fight...

Ugh…how to recover from that post Bank Holiday Feeling

So today I’m not feeling that great 🙂 I didn’t want to write this blog/email/talk to anyone… I’m feeling a little like Eeyore… The reason I am writing to you is I KNOW you feel like this too sometimes too. My last blog/email was all positive and skippy……I knew it would pass lol.. because that’s the way life rolls sometimes right? and that’s ok because I know ‘this too shall pass’ I also know WHY I’m feeling a little ‘Meh‘ It’s because I’ve been eating too much crap and drinking too much caffeine! I don’t want it to be that but i know it is….damn it!   I had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend camping. The weather was SUNNY 🙂 I took my brown rice and brocolli, seriously I did! I had it on the first day then it was game over after the first camp BBQ! You see I know how food affects my mood….but sometimes I still eat crap to test out my theory 😉 So this weekend my body saw more caffeiene, sugar and gluten than it’s seen for a while. and it’s not happy! It’s far from happy! I think it’s actually disowned me. Can your own body ignore you lol? Poor sleep, bloated belly, low mood and general CBA (can’t be arsed).   Now the ‘old me’ would’ve beaten myself up, told myself I was rubbish, useless etc etc. All that would do was make me want to eat more crappy foods and so on and on… So today I said STOP….what is the one thing I can do to get back to feeling...

What happened when I stopped eating “Clean” – By Mel Collie

So many diets, so many statistics showing us that obesity is an epidemic, an overburdening NHS with no money and out of date health advice leaves us confused, unsure about what to eat, when, calorie counting, colour counting, weighing, guilt..this confusion leads to overwhelm and overeating, thats why I stopped eating “clean”…sounds like a crazy thing to do when theres an obesity epidemic, but I think that the trend of eating clean/paleo also has its issues that no ones talking about. It can be totally the wrong thing if you are anorexic or have eating disorders as its another way of controlling food. What is eating clean? Eating clean means no sugar and a whole lot of fresh food thats not processed. Obesity hit the headlines again today about the fact that fat doesn’t make you fat.. Its something that us health and wellness instructors have known a while Its important to eat fat, avocados are actually good for you, as are nuts and seeds and butter. Whole milk is better than semi or skimmed milk. If its low fat its not healthy for you, its full of chemicals that your Liver doesn’t know how to break down and use. Veg and healthy body movement makes a big step towards a healthy future for your body, which means less burden on the NHS and on your heart. Flora is rubbish..its not good for you..butter is, its a healthy fat as is coconut oil. However…as good as you are at eating well you will have days when you don’t…and want to eat sugar. And thats ok! Its ok to eat...
Half of women ashamed to talk to doctors about the menopause

Half of women ashamed to talk to doctors about the menopause

 Many say they feel the menopause is something they just have to ‘put up with’ The Daily Mail By Ben Spencer 19 May 2016 More than two in five women said symptoms were worse than expected Over a third confessed they felt they just had to put up with menopause Doctors warned women are missing out on advice on easing symptoms Others said there is little awareness about treatment and support options Half of women going through the menopause suffer in silence and avoid talking to a doctor because of the stigma surrounding the change, a report warns. More than two in five said in a survey that symptoms of the menopause had been worse than they had expected. Yet half had not consulted a doctor – more than a third of whom said they felt the menopause was something they just had to ‘put up with’. Doctors last night warned that women are missing out on advice about lifestyle changes that could ease their symptoms. Others said that there is still very little awareness among women of the treatment options and support available because of long-lasting misconceptions. The menopause usually strikes women in their late 40s or early 50s and is triggered as the body starts producing less of the hormone oestrogen. The report, to be presented at the British Menopause Society’s annual conference today, reveals that the average woman suffers seven symptoms, including hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia and mood swings. Around 1.9million women are thought to be going through the menopause at any one time in Britain. Some 80 per cent experience symptoms, which usually last...

NICE guidelines radio interviews with Tanith

  BBC Sussex – Breakfast show http://www.mrsmenopause.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Menopause-BBC-Sussex.mp4     BBC Wales – Good Morning Wales- menopause piece starts at  2:11:00 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06nxn3q  – – –  – – – Here is the link to BBC 5 live The menopause piece is at 2:38:00 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06nn5ds#play  – – –   Here is a link to the menopause guidelines https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng23/informationforpublic – –...

You are only one action away from feeling better

I’m on a bit of a ‘self-healing’ journey just now. I can’t ignore the fact that I’m just not feeling myself. I’ve been feeling off for a wee while, I can’t quite put my finger on it. It all came to a bit of a head when I went through a particularly busy period in my life. I was super busy with work, exams and supporting my busy husband by doing all of the household stuff (yeah I know, smacks forehead with palm). I guess there was only so much I could take and hit a wall. This resulted in low mood, tears, apathy and just plain exhaustion. So i had a few days off and have reduced the load a little but I still don’t feel ‘right’. I still feel weary, lost my spark, lack interest in life, low self-esteem, low confidence, no creativity……..boy am I fun to be around 😉 I’m not like it all the time, I have little sputters of feeling better and then down I go again. Hmmmmmm….. I knew I had to do something but the thought of change actually felt overwhelming. Gah! writing this makes me feel really vulnerable but there isn’t any point pretending we are OK when we are not. ONLY I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING MYSELF WELL I would be easy for me to blame others or circumstances for how I am feeling but the buck stops with me. So in my fug I thought ‘what would I say to a client’? “You’ve been over doing it” “You need to rest and recover” “What ONE THING can you change...

Menopause Myth Buster part 1

I spend a lot of time reading and writing about hormones and the menopause. I read some great stuff and I read some rubbish!! When I asked a group of women what are some of the myths they have heard this is the response I got. ~How to avoid the nightmare from hell known as menopause ~To HRT or not HRT? That is the menopause question ~There is nothing you can do if you don’t want to take HRT, you just need to get on with it! ~That it will be HORRIBLE!!!! ~You’ll gain weight and it only happens in your 50’s ~It’s over in your 50s ~You have to go on HRT ~It’s the nightmare from hell and only hard core hormonal help will save you! ~It’s no wonder women are terrified of it and ignore it at all costs! I am filming some short ‘Menopause Myth Busting’ videos over the coming days to help you know the real deal on the change. Tanith x ps The plaster on my head is due to mole removal. I didnt want to procrastinate anymore about making the videos so you get me make up free and freshly scraped!         Download Your Free Menopause Resource...
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Founder, Mrs Menopause
Your forties are a time of change, I’m sure I read once that’s when the fun starts. The body changes and you cannot stop it. I want to help you accept it and embrace it…..cellulite, flabby bits and all!

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