Heart Palpitations During Menopause
First and foremost, it must be said that heart disease must be taken very seriously, and each women should have any questions about her heart health answered by her a qualified healthcare professional. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, and heart disease is often under-diagnosed (or missed) during medical evaluation.
If you think you have heart disease, see a cardiologist and ask for a proper cardiac evaluation. You may also need to have your thyroid hormones tested, because hyperthyroid (excessive thyroid hormones) can occur, such as Grave’s disease. Do not minimize your symptoms, or let anyone tell you it is “only stress”, or you only need anti-anxiety medicine. Do no let your concerns about heart health be marginalized. We have come a long way in addressing heart health in women, but still have a long way to go.
That being said, it’s important to realize that heart palpitations are one of the most common symptoms associates with vasomotor instability in menopause. Other symptoms associate with vasomotor instability in menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, cold extremities, mood changes, etc. These symptoms all occur when shifts in hormone levels affect the circulation in such a way that it no longer has the smooth and gentle tone that is required for optimal circulation.
Decreased estrogen, testosterone, and/or progesterone may be associated with palpitations. When testosterone levels are low there may be increased angina, which of course requires medical attention. Since low estrogens is the most common cause of vasomotor symptoms in women of menopause age, consider EstroMend™ if there are other symptoms low estrogen.
It is notable that low testosterone can actually cause vasomotor symptoms in both women and men. So, if there are other symptoms of low testosterone, in addition to the heart palpitations, then TestoGain™ may be a good choice.
Progesterone is anti-inflammatory, as well as calming, soothing and relaxing (it maintains healthy function of GABA). So if there are other symptoms of low progesterone, then ProgestoMend™ may be a good choice. Heart palpitations can be also caused by anxiety and stress, so the calming anti-anxiety actions of the herbs in ProgestoMend™ may be beneficial.
Since it is possible to have more than one hormone imbalance, more than one of the Hormone Specific™ Formulations may be appropriate. Look at the symptoms associated with each major hormone imbalance to help you determine the most likely cause of these symptoms.
Consider EstroMend™ if you have other symptoms associated with low estrogen, which may include hot flashes; night sweats; feeling more depressed; more withdrawn or isolated; feel periods of hopelessness; feel apathetic; feel a loss of energy; feel more fatigued; feel less receptive to sex; feel less sensual; feel that your sex drive is diminished; increased vaginal pain, dryness or itching; insomnia, difficulty falling to sleep or difficulty staying asleep; trouble with your memory; having trouble remembering names; more forgetful; mood is low, less upbeat, less positive or less outgoing; less “good moods’ and times of joy; caring less about things that used to matter to you; trouble controlling your urine; have to urinate more often; spill urine when you cough or sneeze; your perception is weakening, it takes you longer to notice things; trouble thinking of the right word when speaking or writing; your mental skills are diminishing.
Consider ProgestoMend™ if you have other symptoms of low progesterone, which may include more aches and pain; starting to get arthritis; non-menstrual spotting or break-through bleeding; Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding; more inflammations and swellings; new allergies or asthma; allergies or asthma getting w; twitches and spasms; mental fogginess; trouble thinking clearly; more mood swings; more fatigued; tired in the morning; more irritable; more nervous tension; more anxiety; feel more anxious.
Consider TestoGain™ if you have other symptoms of low testosterone, which may include decreased libido; less sexual fantasies or less sexual desire; less likely to become sexually aroused; less pleased with sex; feeling more irritable; feeling less composed and in control; feeling less motivated in general; less assertive; less energetic; becoming anemic, or think you are anemic; low blood pressure; less muscle strength; you feel weaker; having more trouble with mental skills requiring logic and problem solving; having trouble focusing and maintaining your attention; memory weakening; trouble remembering things and events; feel more depressed; mood is low; less confident; feeling frightened or afraid.
Even though heart palpitations with menopause may simply be due to changes in hormones that can be addressed with one or more of the Hormone Specific™ Formulations, it is important to discuss these symptoms with a healthcare professional to make sure that there is not a more serious medical condition that needs to be addressed.
If there are other symptoms that may be due to menopause changes, consider using the Menopause Type® Questionnaire to do a more comprehensive analysis of which hormone problems may be involved.
Again, if you think you have heart disease, see a cardiologist and ask for a proper cardiac evaluation.