Electric Shocks During Menopause
Women, between the ages of 35 and 55, experience hormonal disruptions during the onset of menopause. This cardiovascular and nervous system feedback may surface as sensations of electricity running across the skin, or surges of shock, similar to static electricity. Other women describe electrical sensations that move around the head and neck, suddenly. Women note that these shock sensations arise between the layers of skin and muscle tissue. Spinal nerves run up and down the body and branch into the limbs to send and receive messages about the environment inside and outside of the body. These messages allow individuals to respond to danger, heat, cold, physical, mental, and emotional stimulation.
The Electric BodyBioelectric impulses travel through the body. This discovery by Luigi Galvani in the 1700’s explained a growing understanding of how the body processes information. The central nervous system located in the brain sends and receives messages or impulses from the periphery, all the way to the toes. These impulses are electrical stimulations that provide energy and information about how to function to the brain, heart, lungs, and other organs, in addition to muscle tissue. Galvani’s discovery enhanced humanity with inventions such as the electrocardiogram that can exam the heart and hearing aids that read vibrations in the ear to enhance sound. Artificial pacemakers give the heart new life; x-rays allow medical health professionals to exam the body.
Causes of Tingles and Shivers
Nerve tissue spans the length, width, and depth of the body. As hormones fluctuate, the hand–in-glove relationship between electrical and chemical currents also fluctuates. Estrogen and progesterone level can drop, suddenly, negatively influencing nerve tissue throughout the body. Research indicates ebbing hormones send misinformation. Neurons in the nervous system misfire and cause the tingling and creeping ant’s sensation in the skin and muscle tissue. The hypothalamus, located in the brain triggers the release of estrogen and progesterone in the pituitary and endocrine glands. This small structure in the brain also causes hot flashes as it attempts to maintain the body’s temperature.
Lifestyle changes that reduce the intake of stimulants such as caffeine and alcohol decrease hot flashes and reduce the misfiring electrical sensations. Homeopathy and herbal supplements such as Vitamin E, B complex, and minerals such as Potassium, and Calcium can reduce the effects of fluctuating hormones by enhancing electrical and nerve stimulation. The body uses B vitamins, calcium, and potassium to fuel exchanges between electrical and chemical impulses. Natural therapies are risk-free viable options for treating menopause electric shocks.