Menopause is a natural biological process that affects and will eventually affect every woman. We all know that menopause is the time in a woman’s life where her ovaries begin to stop producing progesterone and estrogen. However, did you know that you can experience menopause symptoms after drinking alcohol? After all, menopause is just a hormonal reaction.
At Happy Hormone Cottage, we evaluate your hormone levels and ensure they are operating at the optimal levels. Too much of one hormone or the other can cause physical symptoms that may affect your day-to-day. This is why it is important to have your hormones tested to ensure your hormones are at their proper levels.
How Alcohol Affects Menopause
Why do some women get menopause symptoms after drinking alcohol?
One of the jobs of the liver is to detoxify chemicals and metabolize drugs. When it comes to hormones if the liver cannot process them because the hormone excess exceeds the regulatory capacities of the liver, their level in the blood increases. An inflow of an increased amount of hormones damages liver functions, then elimination of the hormone excess decreases or does not occur, and the level in the blood increases further.
The overtaxed liver will leave extra estrogen in the blood. This paired with lower progesterone levels in perimenopausal and menopausal women will often contribute to hot flashes, restless sleep, and even weight gain. Because remember – estrogen stores fat.
Other symptoms of estrogen dominance include mood swings, irritability, anxiety, water retention, Fibrocystic breasts, bleeding changes (due to overgrowth of the uterine lining and uterine fibroids) and thyroid deficiency. Alcohol is just one contributor to estrogen dominance.
Get Your Hormones Tested at Happy Hormone Cottage
With our cutting-edge testing, we can see where your hormone levels are. Once we have this information, we can help restore balance. This is done through all-natural, plant-based, creams compounded with individual dispensing instructions just for you. The goal of optimal hormone balance by refilling our hormone receptors is to eradicate symptoms of hormone in balance and help prevent disease as we age.
We are now offering zoom video conferencing and telephone conferencing appointments without experienced patient consultants ($25) to learn more. Schedule a zoom video conference or a phone conference appointment by calling our office at 513-444-6343. Our team at Happy Hormone Cottage can get your hormones back into balance!