Night sweats and palpitations are common symptoms during the menopause and are often most prominent during the first few months. Palpitations are described as sudden racing of the heartbeat, a flutter or a jumping feeling within the chest and are thought to be caused by an alternation in the hormonal levels of oestrogen and progesterone that occur during the menopause. There are a variety of natural remedies aimed to reduce menopausal symptoms such as soya based products which have a weak oestrogenic-like action, black cohosh and red clover to name a few. It is wise not to assume that the palpitations are just menopause related, so I would advise getting checked out by your doctor.
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