Menopause and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome refers to dysfunction in the tendons and nerves in your wrist and hand. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, tingling, numbness and loss of strength. Although the dominant hand is most commonly affect, many people experience symptoms in both of their hands.
According to several studies, women are far more likely to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome than men are. Although there are genetic and physical factors that may be behind this increased risk, researchers note that the hormonal changes associated with menopause leave women more susceptible. Women who work in jobs with repetitive movements, who have injured their wrists, who have diabetes or who are obese are at the highest risk. Women who smoke may experience more severe symptoms and have a longer recovery period.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome requires prompt diagnosis and treatment to reduce the possibility of permanent nerve damage. Resting the hand or reducing repetitive movements can give your wrists a break and allow them to heal on their own. A wrist splint can help stabilize the wrist and reduce pain. The splint may be worn only at night or all day, depending on the severity of the symptoms. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can help reduce inflammation and pain. In some cases, physical therapy may be necessary.
Women who are in perimenopause or menopause may also benefit from a natural menopause cure. DON’T PAUSE is an all-natural supplement that contains pomegranate, black cohosh, green tea, DHEA and other ingredients that can restore proper hormonal balance and reduce symptoms such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
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