Our bodies contain chemicals called hormones. These chemicals are the body’s messenger system for various systems and processes, including the menstrual cycle. An imbalance can arise if you have too much or too little of one or more hormones. The body requires precise levels of hormones to function properly. Even a minor imbalance can cause significant effects, especially with the menstrual cycle.
Menopause occurs mostly between the ages of 45 and 55 when women run out of eggs. To try and trigger ovulation the body releases the hormone FSH. This hormone is released every month in a normal cycle but during the menopause, a woman’s body registers that ovulation is not taking place, so even more FSH is pumped out. The ovaries decline their production of oestrogenOestrogen is one of the main female sex hormones…. so the body starts to produce a form of oestrogen (called oestrone) from adrenal glands in order to compensate for the decline from the ovaries.
Unbalanced hormones and menopause play havoc with the lives of millions of women, yet the balance can be easily and naturally restored through diet, supplements and simple lifestyle changes.