Ann Brenoff wrote an article for the Huffington Post entitled The 5 Not-So-Fun Things About Menopause And Tips To Deal With Them about a small study conducted by Ambren, and with Marcy Letourneau, part of the Amberen NurseAid program, they put together a menopause survival guide. This so-called “survival guide” is just that, a survival guide for women who are suffering from the symptoms of menopause, not a solution. Amberen’s motto is to “Embrace The Change” offering support from nurses with expertise in menopause. What women do not know is, these women have no education, training, or clinical success in preventing or reversing menopause, just offering support for the miserable symptoms of menopause. Who really wants to embrace the nightmare of menopause?
The truth is, menopause doesn’t have to exist at all, nor does perimenopause. The five not-so-fun things Ann Brenoff discusses in this article are all symptoms of ovarian dysfunction and can be fixed. Women with PMS, PMDD, Perimenopause and Menopause all suffer from the same thing, insufficient estrogen production. Women only have these conditions when their estrogen gets too low, and there are many reasons that cause our ovaries to stop producing estrogen.
Let me take you through the five not-so-fun things about menopause from the perspective of addressing the root cause of each issue:
1. Sex can hurt–Brenoff discusses vaginal atrophy and lack of lubrication for painful sex. She is right. Women with declining estrogen, no matter how old she is, will dry up all over her body and be unable to lubricate her vagina. The vagina isn’t the only thing that dries up when estrogen declines, the oral cavity, eyes, skin, nails, hair, and many other areas our body needs lubricating. When this dehydration takes place in the body, tissue will shrink up creating atrophy throughout our body, our heart, gum tissue, lungs, and our vagina to name a few areas affected. The walls of the vagina atrophy when estrogen gets too low as the body dries up. Without lubrication and stimulation, it hurts to have sex. In addition, an estrogen deficient woman will lose the ability to get nipple and clitoral stimulation and the connection between the two. The best way to address painful sex, a dried up vagina, and lack of lube is to get your estrogen back up into healthy reproductive ranges again. This will eliminate this problem altogether, as long as your estrogen is sound.
2. Lowered libido means less interest in having sex. You don’t have to be in menopause it have a low libido, just low in estrogen. Women who don’t have enough estrogen will not have a libido because healthy estrogen levels tells the brain of a woman what stage of life she’s in. If estrogen is low, the brain and body assume a woman is in post-production and will not have the desire to reproduce, therefore shutting down reproductive desires. Not only does an estrogen deficient woman not have a libido, she no longer is able to make emotional connections with others: children, spouses, girlfriends, and the general population, avoiding eye contact. Women without enough estrogen do not like to be touched and will send out repellent pheromones to shoo away anyone considering approaching her. When a woman’s estrogen remains low, human touch can be like touching someone with sunburn. The only thing that truly addresses the libido in women is healthy levels of estrogen. Estrogen is the sensuality and sexuality hormone for women and when it remains too low, we can’t expect them to connect or want to have sex. The best way to address this not-so-fun thing is to keep estrogen levels sound.
3. Your skin will break out so badly that you’ll think you’re back in puberty. Brenoff is right with exercise increases blood flow to all organs stating it’s the increase in oxygen that makes the skin healthier but the truth is, estrogen levels and gut dysfunction are the culprits for acne for menopausal women. Women with healthy levels of estrogen and a clean gut never get acne. What Brenoff doesn’t say is exercise is the best way to get blood flowing to the ovaries so they can produce more estrogen to address the acne. The quality of a woman’s skin is dependent on estrogen levels. When estrogen is low, skin gets dry, bumpy, pimply, and cracks. Getting physical exercise in the sun without sunscreen is the most effective way to increase estrogen production if the ovaries are still functioning. If ovaries are dysfunctional, supplementing estrogen back to healthy levels and cleaning out the gut is the only way to completely eliminate acne altogether.
4. You may forget what sleep is. Brenoff suggests that women don’t sleep because of hot flashes but the truth is, when estrogen remains too low, women will have a difficult time falling and staying asleep regardless if they have hot flashes or not. Hot flashes many keep some awake but hot flashes is also a symptom of estrogen deficiency and will go away once estrogen is sound. Estrogen levels decided whether a woman will sleep or not, and testosterone levels will determine if men will sleep or not. Addressing the main-sex hormone decline will get you to fall asleep and stay asleep for good. There is no better sleep aid.
5. Your moods may range from weepy depressed to murderously angry with little in between. Estrogen levels dictate a woman’s self esteem and self-confidence just like testosterone does in men. Only women with low estrogen have mood swings and are irritable. Women with healthy levels of estrogen are not moody or irritable and their responses are proportionate to the situation at hand. Estrogen is the mood stabilizing hormone for women and when it remains too low, you never know what you’re going to get. When estrogen is sound, women feel alive and content. When estrogen is too low, women will feel like the walking dead and be too difficult to be around.
If these things not-so-fun things about menopause are bothering you, find yourself a practitioner who has training, experience and success with high dose estrogen therapies. Going to a doctor who’s afraid of estrogen will only offer you products, drugs, and procedures to treat your estrogen deficiency symptoms. To get rid of these problems altogether, restore estrogen to reproductive levels and you will never deal with any of these symptoms again. Learn more about menopause and the causes of it so you can avoid it for good.
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