Premenopausal and Menopausal symptoms

The effect of stress hormones and declining estrogen on the physiological symptoms of menopause.

The menopausal years may be the richest years of a woman’s life, forged by a lifetime of experience, wisdom and inner strength. However, many women experience a rollercoaster ride of symptoms during peri-menopause, including bewildering mood swings, hot flushes, fatigue, cognitive impairment, insomnia and depression. These symptoms are experienced as ovarian sex steroid production fluctuates and fades, profoundly affecting all areas of her physiology. Additionally, it is common for women to approach menopause already stressed with their adrenals ‘burnt out’, with poor eating and lifestyle habits. These factors all add to their hormonal chaos. Managing peri-menopause requires women to re-focus their energy and to take care of themselves in new ways – sometimes for the first time in their lives.

Hot Flushes – Turn Down Stress to Reset the Thermostat!

The brain is an important target for sex hormones, so it is not surprising that many of the menopausal symptoms that women seek help for are neurological, including depression, poor concentration, brittle stress responses and hot flushes.5 Hot flushes occur when increasing stress hormones and declining estrogen, testosterone and endorphins collectively act on the hypothalamus to lower the body’s temperature thermostat. Registering this lowered set-point triggers sudden heat loss via vasodilation and sweating, followed by feeling colder than usual, often many times daily.

For more detailed help with individual cases of menopauseand to discover detailed protocols for related conditions, please contact our professional Naturopathic Practitioner at:

A Natural Self,
A Naturopathy Clinic
Dana Kington
244 South Tce
South Fremantle, 6162

At this natural clinic, you will find all the latest technology, such as Toxicity and Heavy Metal Testing, Live Blood Analysis (Hemaview), and Iridology. We also treat with all forms of Natural Medicine with the nutritional supplementation of Homeopathy, Western Herbs, Chinese Medicine, Vitamins, Minerals, Amino acids and Enzyme Therapy.


5 Morrison JH, et al. Estrogen, Menopause, and the Aging Brain: How Basic Neuroscience Can Inform Hormone Therapy inWomen. The Journal of Neuroscience, October 11, 2006, 26(41):10332-10348