Can menopause cause dizziness and fainting?
Yes, it can and you probably didn’t know it.
Yet, although an uncommon symptom, menopause may be the cause of your dizziness.
How to counter the hormonal imbalance causing your dizziness and which herbs can help you?
That’s what we’ll see together.
Inner ear and vertigo
Menopause destroys hormones causing a severe decline in estrogen and progesterone.
Thus, the woman goes from a high hormonal level to almost nothing in a few months and this major change deeply affects the organism, including the inner ear.
You know that the inner ear regulates balance and when it malfunctions, you feel dizzy.
The inner ear is called the cochlea.
Shell-shaped, it contains a fluid that must be maintained at a certain level for normal balance to be achieved.
When the cochlea becomes inflamed or the fluid it contains is no longer at level, then you feel dizzy and may even go as far as fainting.
But inflammation of the inner ear can also be induced by low estrogen or progesterone levels.
Estrogen keeps the cochlea healthy so the fluid it produces is always at the level needed for optimal balance.
Progesterone calms the auditory nerve so that communication between the inner ear and the brain is correct.
When its level is too low, the auditory nerve pays the consequences, thus sending the wrong message to the brain.
These two simple functions explain why you feel dizzy during menopause and especially when you change position or simply turn your head too suddenly.
The discomforts of menopause
The reason fainting can occur is that some women suffer from hypoglycemia, and low blood sugar.
Deficient hormones also affect glucose metabolism and insulin levels.
Estrogen helps regulate insulin receptors so that glucose reaches your cells.
Progesterone on the other hand helps regulate cortisol to store sugar.
Less estrogen means less insulin sensitivity, your cells get less sugar for energy.
Less progesterone affects cortisol production, which lowers sugar production and leads to hypoglycemia.
The role of the hypothalamus
The topic of hormones is complicated because their contribution to body functions is so important.
Living with a hormonal deficiency is sometimes a real pain.
If you’re looking to restore sufficient hormone levels the natural way, you need to focus on balancing the hypothalamus.
Because it controls most vital functions, from the immune system to your weight, including your temperature and your sleep.
Following these three tips will help balance your hormones.
As the lifeblood of your body, the main purpose of the hypothalamus is to keep you alive.
It knows exactly everything that happens in your body and its environment through a powerful communication system.
Your hormones are out of whack with erroneous communication feedback.
The example of the thyroid is very telling:
- the hypothalamus receives the two thyroid hormones, T3 and T4
- if levels are too low, the hypothalamus tells the pituitary gland to make more hormones
This example is only a tiny illustration of the major role of the hypothalamus.
It produces 256 amino acids, controls the thyroid, adrenal glands, sugar metabolism, sleep cycles, and endorphins secretion.
You must therefore treat any deficit of the T3 and T4 hormones to restore healthy communication with the hypothalamus.
Day and night
The hypothalamus produces prolactin which allows you to sleep soundly and tells the immune system to do everything possible to ensure your protection.
When the day breaks, it produces dopamine to wake you up.
Exposing yourself to light at night can lead to metabolic dysfunction and mood problems.
The hypothalamus also controls circadian cycles by simply perceiving the light that your eyes and skin are exposed to.
So you have to follow a ritual when you get ready to sleep:
– turn off all light sources, including anything digital
– get up at daybreak
– and get outside very early to get plenty of sunlight
The hypothalamus is the hub of many functions:
– your immune cells
– your hormones
– your digestion
– your detox
– producing your energy
– your brain chemistry
So it needs a healthy and balanced diet to function well.
Ingesting enough protein is essential to deliver the necessary amino acids for its performance.
A third of your diet should include fatty acids like olive oil, oilseeds, fish, avocado, etc.
You should also add colorful fruits and vegetables to provide it with the necessary phytonutrients.
Natural remedies for dizzy spells
Some herbs can rebalance your thyroid hormones and are for both men and women equally.
Rhodiola and dizziness
Rhodiola is an adaptogenic plant that helps to better manage mental and physical stress.
It effectively counters cortisol, the stress hormone, whatever its production – excessive or minimal – it adapts and brings you back to a normal rate.
It’s best to take a Rhodiola supplement (#aff) in the morning to benefit from its effects throughout the day.
Hemp oil and menopause
Hemp extract is extremely effective in supporting hormonal balance.
Like Rhodiola, it is adaptogenic and helps relieve stress in the body.
It also can increase estrogen levels.
Check that your hemp extract does not contain THC (the active substance in cannabis) or terpenes like this one (#aff).
Evening Primrose Oil Estrogen
Evening primrose oil balances estrogen levels when it is dominant, especially when the woman has problems with swelling or water retention.
Whether you are in perimenopause or menopause, it is very interesting to supplement yourself with evening primrose oil capsules (#aff).
If your period is still present, be sure to take evening primrose oil two weeks before the cycle and preferably at night.
Note that no other oil-soluble vitamins should be taken at the same time as evening primrose oil for better absorption.
The Virtues of Holy Basil
Holy basil or Tulsi is excellent for reducing the weight of stress on the body.
It is very active if you suffer from anxiety if you have to deal with panic attacks.
It acts very positively against depression and calms even heart palpitations.
Tulsi is an excellent herb for supporting the adrenal glands and soothing every function of the body.
You can consume it as an herbal tea by adding ginger to it to reduce inflammation while supporting hormonal balance.
You can also take it directly as a Tulsi supplement like this (#aff).
Maca and menopause
Maca is a Peruvian herb that you can find in powder or capsule form.
This plant is exceptional for hormonal balance, especially as it is adaptogenic and regulates both estrogen and progesterone levels.
It also has a noticeable impact on stress.
Maca is very suitable for premenopausal women who are at the very beginning of hormonal imbalance.
If your estrogen levels are dominant, your symptoms include mood swings, feelings of depression, inflammation, and inability to lose weight.
These signs evoke an imbalance of progesterone but above all a very excess estrogen level.
Maca can solve these symptoms, especially since it is easy to incorporate its powder into your drinks, your yogurts, or your smoothies.
The recommended dosage of maca powder (#aff) ranges from a quarter teaspoon to one teaspoon per day.
Dizziness and menopause
Menopause is a period in a woman’s life that hides many inconveniences.
It’s not just hot flashes, fatigue, and a bad mood.
It can also cause dizziness and lightheadedness which doctors have difficulty diagnosing.
If you have entered this phase of existence and suffer from frequent dizziness and sometimes even fainting, consider your hormonal imbalance before any other cause.
This imbalance has a major impact on the inner ear and the hypothalamus, leading to the symptoms that ruin your life.
Certain herbs can help you restore normal life while going through peaceful menopause.
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