If you are a woman of a “certain age”, you could find that just when you think your life is starting to settle down and run a little smoother, you might start waking up in the middle of the night feeling hot, anxious and uncomfortable. This kind of ‘hot’ is not a romantic term.
You may feel really, really hot – extreme summer-time – hot. You may be sweating profusely and can’t get away from it. You might be tired, sleepy, hungry or all three. Your mood may be happy, mad, or sad. After 5 or 10 minutes of this maddening discomfort, everything seems to go back to normal and you can go back to sleep with a change of a gown or a dry sheet thrown down where you lay. You’re no longer feeling hot but may feel cold now! But just before sleep embraces you again, you wonder what that was all about and hope it will never happen again.
You may even find yourself crying for no reason, day or night. The desire to throw something or cry comes and goes.
If this is happening to you, welcome to Menopause! Unfortunately the “hot flashes”, “night sweats” and “mood swings” will probably come again. Many women can have night sweats and hot flashes several times during the night AND day.
While some women may never have hot flashes or night sweats or even mood swings, most women do experience some, or all of the discomforts of menopause. Whether the discomforts occur rarely or frequently they can be very uncomfortable.
How long does menopause last? Unfortunately, there is no definite answer. The duration of menopause, like its discomforts, is different for each woman. Menopause can start in the mid-thirties through late fifties. The most common age is in the mid- to late forties. Some women have reported having hot flashes into their sixties and seventies!
Initial signs are usually a change in menstrual cycles (longer or shorter), mood changes, and/or hot flashes/night sweats. Some women have all of these signs and more while some women have none of these discomforts.
Luckily, soy may give you the relief you are looking for. Thousands of women have praised the benefits they have received using naturally concentrated Revival Soy.
For example, one Revival Soy protein shake or bar has 20 grams of heart healthy soy protein and approximately 160 mg of soy isoflavones which is equal to the isoflavones found in about 6 cups of typical soy milk BUT does not have as much fat or calories as drinking 6 cups of soy milk.
Relief can come as quickly as 7 to 10 days for some women while others may need 4 to 8 weeks. Results, like menopausal discomforts, can be different for each woman.
DISCLAIMER: Individual results vary. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Revival foods and dietary supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Typical hot flash reduction was nearly 40% in a 12-week study funded by Physicians Laboratories.