Symptoms: Hot flashes (sudden waves of heat that come and go; may disturb sleep), weight gain, digestive disturbances, fatigue, insomnia, night sweats, depression, cloudy thinking, dry vaginal area (painful intercourse), dry skin and hair. Menopause typically occurs between ages 45 to 60 but can occur earlier than age 45. Menopause also occurs if the ovaries are surgically removed. During menopause, both estrogen and progesterone levels drop to low levels (especially progesterone).
Supplementing the body with natural progesterone in the form of a prescription cream can help to immediately stop uncomfortable symptoms. However, long-term solutions must also address all areas of imbalances.
In men, andropause typically occurs between ages 50-60. Men can experience lack of stamina, insomnia, ED, low interest in sex, poor muscle mass, slow recovery after exercising.
Common imbalances: low pH (deficient minerals), intestinal/digestive dysfunction, liver toxicity, often heavy metal toxicity (such as mercury & cadmium), nutritional deficiency, weak kidneys. After menopause (lower hormone levels), men and women are at higher risk for osteoporosis and heart attacks.