Posts Tagged ‘Hypothalamus’
The period leading to menopause is called perimenopause and the period after menopause is called post menopause. Perimenopause is the period when most of the women face worst symptoms of menopause. There are thirty-five symptoms to menopause that includes dry vagina, erratic periods, depression, urinary inconsistency, hot flashes etc.
Although hot flash is the most common symptom faced by menopausal women, it can also be caused by medication and lifestyle.
· Occurrence of Hot Flash: Estrogen is the hormone that directly effect’s the part of the brain known as hypothalamus. This part is responsible for controlling appetite, sleep cycles, sex hormones, and body temperature. Decline in estrogen confuses the brain into believing that the body is over-heated. Subsequently the brain signals to heart to pump more blood and to sweat glands to release more sweat. Hence the woman feels a sudden flush of heat and then unpleasant and unnecessary sweating.
The impending hot flash alone is not all that women face with the onset of menopause . Menopause night sweats are well-known to women to make for many sleepless nights. To combat this inevitable hormonal phenomenon, you need to understand it well first.
We awake in the night dank and damp with our hearts racing and our pajamas and bedsheets drenched in perspiration. This isn’t just a matter of sleeping in an overheated environment or wearing pajamas too thick for the temperature; it is a matter of an irrationally abrupt and severe change in body temperature causing you to perspire profusely.
What Causes Menopause Night Sweats?