When every woman reaches a certain age, menopause and its myriad of symptoms begin to present challenges that affect their daily life. Imbalanced hormones begin to manifest as reduced energy levels, insomnia, poor bone health, hair loss, low sex drive, vaginal dryness and skin pigmentation, which are only a handful of the many symptoms that can be extremely distressing.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and overall well-being. It affects how we feel, think, and react. It also determines how we handle stress, relationships with others, and make good decisions. Hormones are chemical messengers produced in the body that control and regulate the activity of certain cells or organs.
Estrogens have been shown to increase collagen, elastin, vascularization and skin thickness. Many women report a sudden onset of skin aging several months after menopausal symptoms begin. The menopause causes hypoestrogenism, accelerating age-related deterioration, which results in thinner skin, an increase in number and depth of wrinkles, increased skin dryness, and decreased skin firmness and elasticity.
IMPROVED BONE & JOINT HEALTH
Evidence suggests that women’s susceptibility to osteoarthritis may be related to hormone levels. Hormone levels fluctuate with menstruation cycles and change during menopause.
Increased hormone levels during certain stages of the menstrual cycle may increase joint laxity, which is associated with joint instability and injury. Both joint instability and injury can contribute to the development of osteoarthritis.
OPTIMIZED FEMININE HEALTH
One of the roles of estrogen is to maintain the thickness of your vaginal wall. As your estrogen levels decline, your vaginal wall commonly begins thinning. The thinning of your vaginal wall can make it easy for your vagina to become irritated, and it can make intercourse painful.