Posts Tagged ‘menapause’
Night sweats catalyze a series of problems which lead to less energy and poor health. Often times the root of the night sweats is not too serious, but the accumulated problems resulting from poor and dehydrated sleep become serious anyways. And then sometimes, the root of your night sweating is serious.
Night sweats, clinically defined as sleep hyperhidrosis, is any drenching perspiration occurring at night or while asleep. It is important to recognize that many more people think they suffer from real night sweating than really do. It is not unusual for a healthy person to perspire a little when they sleep, especially if they are sleeping in a warm environment. In general, cooler temperatures than we accept for living day-to-day are considered healthier for sleeping.
True night sweats involve a real drenching kind of perspiration. It involves the kind of heat that requires you change clothing or change sheets. It is also fairly sudden and fluctuating, hence the association with hot flashes.
This is unbelievable. I don’t know much about soy, we drink natural milk right from the cow when we can get it. But this Soy story is not exactly what i expected but then again, it is pushed by the FDA so it has to be good. At any rate it is relevant to night sweats and menopause if you want you can read the entire article with the link below.
My own encounters with soy aren’t as dire as Dianne’s, but the effect soy had on me was none-the-less distressful. When I entered menopause, I took soy isolfavones to help reduce my miserable menopausal night sweats and to combat the belly I was building.
The night sweats didn’t stop and the meno-pot magnified. I burped all the time and had alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea.
My moods swung wildly all day, all evening and into my sleep. I cut back on my meat and fat intake and ate more carbohydrates, upping my soy supplements.
Big mistake. I was physically and mentally miserable and I kept getting fatter.
My doctor wanted to give me Prilosec for the burping, take a stool softener for my constipated days, an anti-depressant for my irritable and unpredictable mood swings, Lunesta to help me sleep and HRT for my increasing menopausal symptoms.
I saw a study the other day regarding the actual cost of medications, Many of these product were marked up 40,000 % that is forty thousand percent and some much much more. The profit potential in these drugs is so high that there is no end to what greed and corruption that will come from these piles of money. Menopause is a hot topic and a profitable topic for many companies, They will make you stop your night sweats but don’t worry about that Brest cancer you develop, it is just a side effect.
Pfizer Inc. doesn’t have to pay more than $27 million in punitive damages to an Arkansas woman who blamed her breast cancer on the company’s menopause drugs, an appeals court ruled in ordering a new trial on the award.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Louis today upheld a jury’s March 2008 finding that the hormone-replacement drugs helped cause Donna Scroggin’s cancer and its award of actual damages. The three-judge panel also backed a judge’s decision to throw out the punitive award to Scroggin, who alleged two Pfizer units ignored or downplayed the risks of the drugs.
“Scroggin presented sufficient evidence to submit the question of punitive damages to the jury,” the appeals court said in its 41-page ruling. “The evidence presented could allow a jury to find or infer that Wyeth was guilty of malicious conduct within the meaning of Arkansas law.”
Night sweats in men are not nearly as researched or discussed as the night sweats in women because of menopause. However, men are equally capable of experiencing sleep hyperhidrosis for a number of physical and psychological health reasons as women. Additionally, men also experience a period of hormonal change referred to as andropause. It is worth noting that men over 40 experience nocturnal hyperhidrosis far more frequently than younger men.
Night sweats, also referred to as sleep hyperhidrosis or nocturnal hyperhidrosis, is an excessive variation of a natural process. Our bodies perspire to detoxify and to cool. Toxins are released through our pores as we perspire and out body’s core thermostat triggers our sweat glands to help us reduce our temperature.
When a drug company pushes its drugs like this.. I get worried.
Monash University research shows that testosterone treatment improves brain function in healthy postmenopausal women.
Professor Susan Davis and Dr Sonia Davison of the Monash University Women’s Health Program treated 10 women aged 45 to 60 years with a daily skin spray of testosterone for 6 months. The women showed improvements in visual and verbal learning and memory on sensitive computerised tests after treatment. They also underwent tests of brain function while undergoing an MRI scan.
The findings were presented at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) meeting in San Diego this month.
"The tests of cognitive performance were completed with the same accuracy and speed by the women before and with treatment, but with testosterone treatment less of the brain areas involved with these tasks ‘lit up’. This indicates that that less brain activation was required for the women to complete the tasks with the same precision and accuracy when they were treated with testosterone," Professor Davis said.
Women who add more fat to their bodies as they approach menopause will have a harder time with hot flashes and night sweats.
Fat was perceived to protect women against vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes and night sweats) because it contains hormones that can be converted into oestrogen. However, recent research has shown that women with higher body mass index and more body fat actually suffer more hot flashes.
Gains in body fat are common over the course of midlife and the menopausal transition. To investigate whether these gains might be related to menopausal symptoms, researchers studied 1,659 American women 47 to 59 years old for four years. Every year, they checked women’s hormone levels, percentage of body fat, and frequency of hot flashes and night sweats.
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Q: My mother is 65 and she went through menopause nine years ago. For the last few years, she has been feeling extremely warm internally, even when the weather is cool. She is easily agitated but once the sweat breaks out, she experiences a sense of relief.
Is there any reason for this condition?
A: What you have described is suggestive of symptoms related to menopause which include hot flushes, night sweats, mood changes such as irritability, anxiety or depression, palpitations, insomnia, vaginal dryness and fatigue.
These symptoms may start a couple of years before cessation of the menses (the perimenopausal period), and may persist for a few years after menopause. Their likely cause is related to the reduction in the level of female hormones that accompany menopause.
The duration of these symptoms depends on the individual.
In the majority of cases, the symptoms usually last between two and five years. However, some women may experience symptoms for a longer time. A number will experience hot flushes into their 60s.
However, it is also important to be aware of other underlying medical conditions that may show similar symptoms. For example, thyroid disease may lead to sweating, palpitations and irritability.
Sometimes the mood changes may be due to underlying psychological problems like depression.
You may want to take your mother to a doctor to ensure that the symptoms are not due to other conditions.
If the symptoms are mild and tolerable, treatment may not be necessary. Simple measures such as lowering the ambient temperature may help.
Some exercises may also be beneficial. But if the symptoms are severe and affect her daily activities, medication may be needed.
There are different treatment options. Some of these remedies include black cohosh, red clover, evening primrose oil, dietary soya products and vitamin E supplements.
You should consult a doctor on the risks and benefits of the various treatment options.
Dr Watt Wing Fong
The pain, discomfort and inconvenience of menopause symptoms are hormone related. Change will come when you commit to change. It’s about ‘wanting’ to make changes to feel ‘yourself’ again. It’s definitely possible. After all, I did it!
Just when you thought Hot Flashes was a little bit under control – you learn about heart disease. I mean…really? First it’s the memory starting to give, and then it’s the warm flushes of heat (power surges, if you will), night sweats, vaginal dryness, moodiness, irritation, and insomnia. Finally you hear about heart disease.
Did you know heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States? It’s also responsible for about half of all deaths in women over 50 years old. I know sometimes you might think the hot flashes are trying to kill you, but checking your cardiovascular markers is very important.
Menopause night sweats hormone-replacement therapy drug Prempro caused an Illinois woman’s invasive breast cancer and she deserves $3.7 million, a jury decided in Philadelphia, without yet deciding whether the company was at fault and should pay her.
Jurors deliberated about two hours and 15 minutes before concluding that Wyeth’s drug was a proximate cause of Connie Barton’s breast cancer. Barton, 64, was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, five years after she began taking Prempro to treat menopause symptoms like night sweats.
Jurors will hear arguments on Wyeth’s liability and possible punitive damages at a second phase of the trial starting on Oct. 1. Wyeth, which is being acquired by Pfizer Inc., has said that it faces more than 9,000 lawsuits over its menopause drugs, along with Pfizer’s Pharmacia & Upjohn unit.
The company has now lost five of eight trials over its hormone-replacement drugs since cases began reaching juries in 2006. Some of the verdicts were set aside, and others are on appeal. This is the company’s third straight loss.