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Over 60% of divorces are initiated by women in their menopause years (4)—the most hormonally manic years of our lives.
When we suffer from hormonal imbalances (especially menopause), the slow production of our reproductive hormones does a number on our bodies, minds—and our relationships. Not understanding these changes and symptoms can lead to some gnarly arguments, emotional distancing, or (apparently) even the end of our relationships. Damn.
So, let us start by saying, ladies, what you probably most need to hear right now—a little acknowledgement:
You’re not crazy or a whacko & you don’t have to “just suck it up.”
We complain to our docs about our trouble sleeping, irregular periods, breast soreness, decreased libido and vaginal dryness (2), but they’re minimized time and time again. We’re often sent along our “merry” way with no answers and most likely with ‘script slips in hand. God forbid we actually talk about, “the change.”
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When I recently went in for my regular ladies check-up with some concerns about cycle irregularity because I’m in my mid thirties, don’t have children, and desperately want them soonish, I was met with (albeit comforting) explainers and guesses that my weight fluctuations and stress might be the culprits.
That’s understandable when only 20% of residency programs have a formal menopause curriculum (2). With such a lack of information, our changing hormones is one of the most taboo topics around—despite that 1.3 million women enter into one the most uncomfortable physical transitions in our lives every. single. year.
I mean, hell, even the eldest group of millennials (yes, millennials), at 39, are beginning to enter menopause’s introductory phase, perimenopause. And we—all of us—could use a li’l boost.
Happy Mammoth is leading the feminine charge and helping to give us the extra, natural support we need as we near, enter, and exit the great change. Their 100% natural Hormone Harmony formulation balances hormones that play a starring role— estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, and cortisol—for women of all ages. And it’s scientifically shown to:
>> Eliminate Menopausal symptoms up to 87%
>> Soothe Anxiety and Mood Swings up to 44%
>> Eliminate hot flashes in as little as 4 to 7 days
And that’s important, because as much as you hate feeling all over the place or like you’re just not yourself, your loved ones probably don’t like bearing the brunt of it all, either (or wondering who the heck they’re even sleeping next to).
So, here’s the deal: understanding and treating our sometimes suddenly catawampus hormones is both a mind and body game.
Happy Mammoth’s Hormone Harmony and its 12 super clean, non-GMO ingredients (which have treated hormonal imbalances for centuries) can help with the internal, physiological stuff. But there’s relationship and communication work to do to make sure we’re keeping our homelife balanced alongside our hormones. And for that, we’ve got your back.
Whether we find ourselves squirming away from sex, feeling undesirable, or getting ugly angry, here are…
7 warning signs of hormonal imbalances & how to save your relationship from the racket they can cause:
1. Anxiety, Mood Swings, Anger & Frustration
Twenty-three percent of women suffer from menopausal anxiety, and 70% of women list irritability among their biggest menopausal complaints (4). So, hormonal rage is definitely a thing, and it happens because estrogen affects serotonin production, and serotonin regulates mood. Less estrogen = more moodiness.
Socially, this can affect the way we’re perceived by others. We can be interpreted as anxious, negative, needy, or overdependent—even too controlling. Hello, relationship strain!
Tip: try to explain what’s goin’ on in your body to your loved ones. Be honest about how you feel, ask for support when anxiety crops up, and ask your partner not to minimize your feelings (4). If things are getting out of control, it might be time to try supplements. Rayna R. tried Hormone Harmony when her trouble sleeping started causing anxiety in her daily life. A little support (emotional, or supplemental) goes a long way.
2. Stress, Low Self-Esteem & Low Confidence
When your body feels out of control—swinging through moods like a monkey in the jungle—it can be difficult to feel confident in yourself.
Tip: request some extra love. Tell your family that you could use more acknowledgement and compliments than usual. Maybe let your dear ones take on a task that feels particularly burdensome to help reduce your stress.
“I’ve been under a great deal of stress lately and I really feel [Hormone Harmony has been] a pick-me-up.” ~ Lynn H.
Kelli P’s period had been absent for about four years and getting off the couch—or even out of bed, for that matter—felt like an impossible task. Sound familiar? Adrenal fatigue and cortisol could be the culprit. Don’t let anybody accuse you of laziness. Hell no! You are suffering from very real physiological menopause symptoms.
Tip: give your loved ones the name of the real villain; it’s progesterone, not you or “laziness,” that has you so dang tired (4). Prop your feet up, breathe deep, and ask your loved ones for patience as you (deservingly, with a real reason) slow your pace a bit. And for a little extra boost in energy and focus, maybe try getting into Hormone Harmony.
“I’ve only been on Hormone Harmony for about 2 weeks, but am so pleased with the results so far and look forward to what is to come! I’ve struggled with major brain fog, and super low energy (I could sleep 24/7 I swear). The brain fog has almost completely lifted and I have energy!” ~ Kelli P.
4. Decreased Desire
Your sex drive can change during perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. This, in combination with your ol’ V channeling a dry desert lakebed, is the perfect combo for many to replace sex with Netflix marathons (clearly not the Netflix and chill variety) any day of the week.
Tip: look for solutions together. Slowly increase the number of intimate moments you spend together—and use moisturizer and external stimulation (hello, my bullet vibrator friend!) to help with arousal and vaginal dryness. For a libido boost in capsule format, Jodi N. has her own recommendation:
5. Hot Flashes, Night Sweats & other (Peri)Menopausal Symptoms
Jenny was one of the About 75% of women going through the “change of life” who experience hot flashes that last for up to two years. Two. years! Jenny’s hot flashes would wake her up three times every night (yuck!) and when you add in mood issues, restless sleep, and so on, it’s clear to see that the transition period can be a bit rough.
Tip: the change is hard on everyone—your family included. Communication is key. If coupled, before starting to take space and heading to cooler quarters during this season of life, discuss your needs and wants as a couple regarding the number of nights you plan to sleep in the same bed, and perhaps discuss alternative methods of getting needs for physical affection met by both parties.
“After 4 weeks on Hormone Harmony, my hot flashes have completely gone. Now I’ve got more energy and I’m sleeping better.” ~Jenny T.
6. Weight gain & increased feelings of hunger.
Dina O. turned 50, and everything changed—in a heavy sort of way. She started gaining up to 2 pounds every week or so with no change to her usual diet or exercise regimen.
As we age, our metabolisms become slower, making it easier than ever to want to eat more—and to gain weight seemingly without reason. It isn’t just sugar, carbs, and aging that are the culprits: Sometimes, it’s hormones. PCOS, an underactive thyroid, or menopause are contributing factors to the inability to keep weight off.
Tip: first of all, feel free to tell your partner, family, friends, and the world as a whole to curb their critique of your new-formed curves. And do spend some time admiring your new self in the mirror. Because you’re lovable and beautiful at any weight. For some extra support, you could also follow Dina’s example and make Happy Mammoth’s Complete Hormone Synergy System a part of your wellness routine.
“The weight is finally coming off. Three weeks and 5 pounds down.” ~ Dina O.
7. Bloating, Gas, & other Digestive Symptoms
Sarah N. noticed she was bloating an unusual amount when she first started seeing menopausal symptoms pop up. That’s pretty common. Even the most healthy, wholesome foods can trigger bloating, gas, inflammation, and chronic digestive symptoms in women going through or slowly entering into the change.
Partnered with her inconsistent cycle, Sarah’s bloating caused her to see her doctor. When she received little in the way of support there, her own research led her to Happy Mammoth’s Complete Hormone Synergy System.
Tip: GASp! They’re just gonna have to forgive the fzzzztz. Plain and simple. If your sweetie’s sensitive scentually speaking, be open about what’s to be expected and find a middle ground where the situation stinks a little less for both of you.
Whether it’s perimenopause, menopause, estrogen dominance, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), or Endometriosis that is our concern, Happy Mammoth’s Hormone Harmony has the right balance of just about everything we need to keep calm, cool, and collected during the times we might be crampy, clammy, and cranky.
And that’s so important. Because we owe it to ourselves to know and understand our female bodies as best we can in a society that continues to ignore the sacredness and power of our female cycles and reproductive abilities.
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