Do your pheromones change when you’re in menopause?
Essentially, pheromones are a hidden form of communication. They send signals from one individual to another of the same species, and this triggers a response in the individual who’s receiving those signals, such as a hormone change or a specific behaviour.
Pheromones are secreted with a different pattern during the menstrual cycle and contribute to the scent of a woman. Receptors of the pheromones are well modulated by the sex hormones. Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and their concentrations in the nasal and oral mucosa decreases with age, with specific loss during and after menopause. Basically, as our sex hormones decline as we age, pheromones will gradually decrease, especially after menopause.
So what can we do? There’s a few things you can do. You can initiate hormone replacement therapy, and speak to a specialist about what works for you. There’s also the option of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, as well as phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are derived from plants, and you can basically do a combination of these and these will all help improve and keep the pheromones. And of course, a good, healthy lifestyle. It’s important to have a super clean diet, be active with exercise, get good rest, de-stress, and live a really healthy life during this menopausal transition.