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I've been reading the yin and yang of menopause and it's really interesting. It describes different body types and what symptoms can go along with that. He also says that symptoms come, not from falling hormones, but when the three hormones get out of balance (helped through diet, herbs, emotions, haven't gotten that far yet in my reading). Thought you would find these symptoms interesting, and familiar..
Estrogen dominant symptoms: Cold (especially hands and feet), weight gain, fibroid/cyst growth, sadness/depression, muscle weakness, delayed menopause, longer menstrual cycles
Progesterone dominant symptoms: Heat (hot flashes), excessive weight loss, muscle tightness, depression/anxiety, mild acne, mood swings, breast tenderness, loss of libido
Testosterone dominant symptoms: Absence of menstrual cycle/shorter cycles, infertility, moderate/severe acne, excessive hair growth, anger/rage, early menopause, headaches
As you can see, it pretty much covers many of the symptoms we all suffer here. And in sasang medicine they believe in 7 year cycles. So in our 6th or 7th cycle (after puberty) is when our meno starts (so 42 to 49 years).
Looking back at my meno journey I can definitely see which hormone was dominant at different times. Can you?
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