Ever wondered what causes hot flashes and night sweats (aka hot flashes while you sleep)? Previously hot flashes were thought to be as a result of low estrogen levels (and many women were given estrogen to combat this) but they are actually as a result of dropping estrogen levels – similar to an addicts drug withdrawal! This does not necessarily mean you have consistently low estrogen, but more likely you have an excess and you experience a significant drop at times. [Read more…]
How do I know I’m in perimenopause?
I get asked this question a lot by my clients and on social media. There are some “usual” tell tale signs but let me start by saying that this topic is getting a lot of press lately. Why? because of a few different reasons but mainly because we (women) are living longer and we live more stressful lives. [Read more…]