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Hormonal Changes in your 40s – Hot Flashes & Irritability

By Lucy Rose Clinic

February 22, 2021

Your 40’s is a great time of life. 

For many women, kids are more independent, you may own a home or two, it feels like you have a little bit of space to actually breathe again.

Maybe you don’t have a family, but have other life goals on point and are settling into a more empowered time of life. Maybe you are studying for your dream career. Or working on business goals to create wealth.  

It’s like you finally seem to have figured it all out, you feel like an adult, and then BAM – hormone chaos starts!

A lot of ladies have no idea they are in perimenopause, and just put up with terrible symptoms, or self medicate with over the counter drugs to manage. 

But turning a blind eye will do you more harm than good in the long run.

★ Do the self-test and see how your hormones stack up and let’s work toward healthier, more empowered women across Australia together!

Hormonal changes in your 40s

Why you should act now

We are conditioned to ignore our body’s subtle warning signs, and wait for a full blown issue before we seek help. 

Traditional medicine did not follow this model of health care. For thousands of years we used natural medicine to maintain our health and wellness – and this approach has gained more popularity again as many people struggle with constant symptoms of failure to thrive even when on medication.

Regardless your age, if you have any symptoms of hormone imbalance, you should act now. The longer an imbalance persists, the longer it takes to reverse that condition when embarking on a healing program.

If a woman has a very irregular menstrual cycle leading up to perimenopause, then she is most likely to have trouble when her hormones start their subtle changes.

Severe cases of imbalances lead to diseases and may result in invasive surgery which not only are a stress to the body and can cause future complications that require more surgery, but they also can be very damaging to a woman’s self-esteem and sexual identity. If we can prevent that happening, that is a great thing!

How do you score?

Rate each answer with the following numeric value:

Not at all = 0

Mild = 1

Moderate = 2

Severe = 3

  1. Do you suffer hot flashes?
  2. Do you have breast tenderness?
  3. Do you get premenstrual syndrome?
  4. Is your sex drive lower?
  5. Do you have urine leakage when coughing or sneezing?
  6. Do you experience pain during sex?
  7. Do you have insomnia?
  8. Do you have irregular menstruation?
  9. Are you moody or irritable?
  10. Do you have dry hair or hair loss?

The higher your score, the more imbalanced your hormones may be.

Scores of 3 or less – Your hormones seem really balanced, well done you!

Scores between 3 – 10 – your symptoms could be due to other imbalances such as sub-optimal thyroid function, adrenal stress, nutrient deficiencies, or other factors. Thorough screening is recommended.

Scores between 11 – 36 – This score shows a strong imbalance that is really affecting your life quality. Usually, the cause will be multi-factorial and some thorough investigation to multiple factors is needed to discover the driving cause applicable to your situation.

It’s easier to stop something happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened. Book your free call to see if we can help you!


Testimonial by Isla:

Testing showed that my thyroid was not functioning correctly! I’m so glad I came across the advert in a magazine for the Lucy Rose Clinic. Rachel in the Perth clinic is fantastic and talked me through what to expect. I’m finally feeling more energetic and don’t need to go for asleep in my car at lunchtime!! The help and care I have received are priceless!


We’d love to help you too – Just CLICK HERE to book a free consult and get you on an individualised program to balance your hormones so you can continue to SHINE.

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