Astrology And Hot Flashes

Tranquilpen By Tranquilpen, 10th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This week on Stuff Mom Never Told You, I read a discussion on hot "flashes", or "flushes", you know what I mean, it's one of the main parts of menopause. After reading this episode, a very interesting point came to light, which I felt like sharing with readers of my articles, Men apparently get an identical condition called Andropause

Women Suffering H/F Symptoms, Far less Likely To get Cancer:



Sub-Header: Women Suffering H/F Symptoms, Far less Likely To get Cancer:
In a recent study of about 1500 women aged between 55 to 74, the ladies that experienced menopausal symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes and depression were far less likely to develop breast cancer than the women who didn’t experience these symptoms. The scientific Researchers caution however, that the results are preliminary and largely anecdotal at this point but perhaps it will provide women suffering from hot flashes with at least one good thought to get them through that next blaze of heat?

A Gradual Drop In Testosterone estrogen Levels

A sharp drop in estrogen levels that occurs sometime in a woman's forties or fifties. A gradual decline in testosterone that can start as early as the late twenties or as late as age sixty.

Physical Signs To Watch, In Both Men and Women:

In spite of these physiological differences, the effects of decreased hormone levels affect men and women similarly. Both can bring on emotional changes, including depression, lethargy, increased irritability, memory problems, and the like.

Additionally, both menopause and andropause often alter a person's sexual life. Both can lead to decreased sex drive and difficulty being aroused (marked by vaginal dryness in women and weaker erections in men).f you’d like to read more about the science of hot flashes, here are some sources I consulted:

“Hot Flashes,”: Mayo Clinic:www.mayoclinic.com/health/hot-flashes/DS01143

“What causes hot flashes?” by Brette Sember, Discovery Health
“Average duration of hot flashes may be longer than previously thought,” Harvard Women’s Health Watch (available via library database)health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/women/menopause/cause-hot-flash.html

“How to Treat Menopause with Aromatherapy” by Kathi Keville, Discovery Health: health.howstuffworks.com/.../aromatherapy/how-to-treat-menopause-with-aromatherapy.html

“Seeking Natural Remedies for Hot Flashes” by Camille Sweeney, New York Times: www.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/fashion/02skin.html

“Men’s Hot Flashes: Andropause?” Go Ask Alice“: blogs.howstuffworks.com/2011/02/10/stuff-mom-never-told-you-about-hot-flashes

While most twenty-something men are fully comfortable getting hot and sweaty in the gym or elsewhere, experiencing the types of heat waves typically associated with fifty-something women can be upsetting for them. And so, it's understandable that you are concerned about this shift in your internal thermometer.

Men,Do You Have Andropause?

It is indeed possible for a guy in his twenties to experience hot flashes. A number of conditions cause hot flashes, including hyperthyroidism (an over-active thyroid), too low blood pressure, and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Also, men who have had their prostate removed can experience hot flashes, as a result of the decreased testosterone levels. In all of these cases, the conditions would have existed prior to your experiencing the hot flashes. If things have seemed normal up to this point, it is possible you are experiencing a male version of menopause, or andropause.

Whether or not andropause even exists is still a hotly debated topic among endocrinologists, psychologists, and andrologists (docs who specialize in men's health). What has been definitively confirmed is that the free active testosterone (FAT) level of a man at 18 is very different from that of a man at 80 years. Some hold that a change known as andropause exists, and — although it differs from menopause — it shares a number of symptoms. The following table clarifies some of the differences between menopause and andropause:

Menopause: Affects all women's: Ability to reproduce ceases.

Andropause: Affects only some men. No change in reproductive ability.

What Happens When These Things Hit You?

A sharp drop in estrogen levels that occurs sometime in a woman's forties or fifties. A gradual decline in testosterone that can start as early as the late twenties or as late as age sixty.
In spite of these physiological differences, the effects of decreased hormone levels affect men and women similarly. Both can bring on emotional changes, including depression, lethargy, increased irritability, memory problems, and the like. Additionally, both menopause and andropause often alter a person's sexual life. Both can lead to decreased sex drive and difficulty being aroused (marked by vaginal dryness in women and weaker erections in men).

Why Are You So Hot?

Physical signs of low testosterone levels include decreased beard growth, increased fat, decreased muscle and bone mass, and breast enlargement or tenderness. If the hot flashes do not subside or you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, it is important to speak with a health care provider who can either diagnose the cause and suggest treatment options, or refer you to another kind of provider.
All the best as you figure out why you are so "hot."

Source:

"The effect of horoscopes on women’s relationships” by Susan Blackmore and Marianne Seebold, Correlation:
blogs.howstuffworks.com/2011/02/10/stuff-mom-never-told-you-about-hot-flashes

Comment:
And now, I would like to hear your comments please Do you have any tips to share with other readers of this article? Do you experience Hot Flashes? Please leave a comment for my on-going research into this condition. Thank you, Andy Hartslief (A.K.A. "Tranquilpen")

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Andropause, Male Breast Cancer, Male Hormones, Male Member, Male Menopause, Male Pattern Hair Loss, Male Skin Care, Menopause, Menopause Naturally, Menopause Remedies, Midlife Crisis, Midlife Onset

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As Andre' Hartslief, I strongly believe, that In life, there are no justified resentments.”We the old legends will become relics and fade away, while new giants emerge in our world of sobering truths.

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author avatar Blossom S
12th Mar 2011 (#)

My father loves fishing. He said it's the most happiest thing in the world.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
12th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you Blossom S, I enjoy fishing as well,Ps. Do you have any comments, hints or tips about "Hot Flushes"?

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author avatar chrysolite
12th Mar 2011 (#)

Hi, Tranquilpen! You have written a very convincing article with quotes and research and everything necessary to make this a good article. BUT, it is NOT the truth! You state it as a fact that ALL women that go through menopause ARE experiencing hot flashes, which is NOT true.

The reason for the hot flashes is that we are so degenerated and live on such unhealthy food that it is almost impossible for the body to react in the normal and natural way in the time of menopause. Yes, the hormon levels are changing, yes, it is a major event in a woman's life, but it is NOT an illness and does NOT need to be uncomfortable.

I also agree with you that mothers should TELL their daughter and not hide behind some awkward silence. If a woman knows that a diet of fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds and if possible the addition of raspberry leaf tea and a teaspoon of molasses will see her through a healthy life without ANY female problems, then she will be a very happy woman.

To state now that women going through hot flashes are less likely to get cancer is just another way of putting more fear into us. Instead of teaching young women, like my own mother did, to life a healthy lifestyle without fear, these fears are manifested again and again by statements that are simply not true.

My mother back then and I a few years ago went through menopause without the slightest problem, but yes, we did stick to a healthy diet as outlined above. And with this diet, we neither suffered from cancer or any other illness. I am talking FACTS here!

A healthy and active lifestyle is possible until the last day of our lives and it's up to us to make sure that we eat, drink and think in a healthy way. There is no law that says WHAT we have to eat, drink or think. So it's up to us!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
12th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you Chrysolite, This is exactly what I wanted to hear, from readers hence my request for comments and tips etc section just above my biograph.

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author avatar Retired
16th Mar 2011 (#)

A great read and interesting links.
I was told that rosemary helps hot flushes, but am not sure if it is true. As it is good for you anyway, it shouldn't do any harm.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
16th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you so much Jill, I will pass on this information on my Alternative medicines Blog.

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author avatar chrysolite
16th Mar 2011 (#)

Yes, Jill, Rosemary is a good herbal tea, but will probably not do too much to help with hot flashes. If a woman already has hot flushes, then I KNOW for a fact that sage tea (organic produce) will help. A lady once told me she had these hot flashes for over 7 years!!!!! Well, we went together to buy sage tea. She took 3 cups a day for 14 days and the flashes were gone. She kept on drinking the sage tea saying she was reborn!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
16th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you so much Chrysolite, I will certainly include this information on my blogsite.

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author avatar Denise O
17th Mar 2011 (#)

Tranquil, I do at times experience hot flashes, the difference with me and most is, I don't fret over it. They last for a few minutes and then they are gone. I have to admit a few times I have actually stuck my head in the freezer over the years but, it is not a problem with me. I am on a lot of herbs and vitamins, maybe that has helped but, all in all. I find it not to be a problem at all. Nice read Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
4th May 2019 (#)

Thank you Denise O. I hope this comment finds you well my friend. Kind regards, Andre' Tranquilpen©2008

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