|An open case study in female electricity
This topic came along while researching the electric capacity of the human body. The statements made are not scientifically verified yet. Many women experience electric shock sensations during menopause. These electric shocks can affect the head and the inner layers of the skin. This menopause symptom may occur on its own or it may precede a hot flash, a sudden and intense feeling of heat in the body.
While researchers are trying to better understand this menopause symptom, some evidence suggests that sensations of electrical shocks are the result of hormone fluctuations during menopause, as estrogen directly affects the nervous and cardiovascular systems.
About Electric Shocks
Many women report that electric shocks occur just before a hot flash episode.
It is estimated that 80% of middle-aged women suffer from back pain throughout their life. In some of them, these problems are accompanied by electric-like shocks in several parts of their back. Numerous known causes include disc compression, vitamin deficiency, or hormonal imbalance, most of which can be successfully managed.
Although less common than hot flashes, electric shock sensations affect many menopausal women. They happen not only during the day but also strike women during sleep.
During menopause, hormonal fluctuations have a direct effect on the nervous system. Changing levels of estrogen can affect the nerve tissue, potentially causing women to feel sensations of electric shocks. Some researchers postulate that misfiring of the neurons in the nervous system may be responsible for feeling electrical shocks during menopause.
Hormone imbalance during menopause can disturb the hypothalamus in the brain, producing vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes. Electric shocks in menopause are experienced as a precursor to hot flash episodes.
They might be a rare symptom for some women, but electric shocks in the legs can become a real everyday obstacle. They are experienced in the lower extremities, but in many cases, they originate in the lower back as a result of numerous conditions, such as disc herniation or diabetes.
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Processes that negatively influences aging:
Addiction; during the aging process it is possible to distinguish two major periods in which addiction develops. The first period is for 12 – 18 years, the hormonal system is going through a turbulent phase and substance addiction easily can develop. Most addictive substances have a direct effect on the hormones such as adrenaline (ephedrine), dopamine and some others. As these hormones have a direct link to testosterone and estrogen major parts of the metabolism do get involved. Addiction tendencies such as a genetic predisposal of having addicted parents of family improve the possibility to a dangerous level.
Another sensitive period is between 30-35 years. During this period most environmental stressors reach their highest level and addiction is one escape from reality. In most cases, the foundation of addiction is laid during the puberty or young adolescence. Alcohol addiction is one of the best known.
Addiction has many shapes. The definition is; Addiction is a primary, chronic “disease” of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.
Addiction is characterized by an inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission.
Climate and infections;
Tropical climates are breeding ground for many infectious diseases caused by animals such as mosquitoes (malaria). In most tropical countries the physical defense system has to work harder than in sea- and colder land climates. Extremities in temperature differences (polar region as an example) force the body to work harder on keeping it in the right condition and put a higher toll on the complete energy and defense cycle (energy drain).
Being born with a disability gives a lower degree of survival chance but also a need for more care. Each disability demands specific care and most can be treated to a level of independent living. In general, reasons must be found (research is needed), disable people die younger than not disable persons.
Genetic and chronical diseases
Longevity come through the female side of the family (mitochondrial DNA). This places the male side under considerable pressure when chronic diseases or even genetic malfunctioning is on that side of the family. Age is controlled by many different segments as found in this website but it is discovered that if the longevity on the female side does not exist the person has a lower chance to get extended aging. The changes on both sides decrease when there is a (negative) genetic condition or a serious chronic disease (COPD for instance). In both cases, lifestyle becomes vitally important for a long-term healthy living.
To most people, their lifestyle is the biggest threat to become healthy old. Sedative, food consumption and irregular living are a danger to long life.
Sleep is vital to healthy aging. Sleep should be between 6-8 hours a day. There may be exceptional people who have a shorter need but these are rare. Sleep disorder has a disturbing effect on the body and mind. In the website of Arnaud van der Veere on sleep-disorder, there is mentioned that many different reasons and treatments are possible. One conclusion can be made: having a lack of healthy sleep is always of negative influence on aging.
Sedative lifestyle, monotonous movements/repetitions and other reasons why the neural system does not receive enough stimulation increases fall out.
Beside all passive test mentioned it is also possible to apply more active physical tests. To apply any of these tests it is important to work with basic knowledge of physical education and testing. Grip power is already mentioned, 1 RM and cardiovascular activities. But there are other types such as;
– cycling test
– endurance (for instance long hiking)
– obstacle race, the individual has to pass a route with obstacles
– resistance trial, taking a distance while overcoming a resistance (weight, elastic or otherwise)
– water test, swimming or water game
There are many ways to improve interest of the individual to put energy in personal performance and health situation. Meeting other people is often one of the major stimuli to offer. People like to meet during activities.