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Menopause symptoms and treatments.


The feeling of insects crawling on or under the skin is known in medicine as formication. It comes from the Latin word “formica,” which also means “ant.” Even if there are no actual bugs on the skin of those who are formicated, they may experience a powerful and enduring sensation of tiny insects moving across their skin. Itching, tingling, or a “pins and needles” sensation could also be experienced along with this sensation.

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The exact cause of formication during menopause is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to the hormonal fluctuations that occur during this transitional phase.

Estrogen plays a role in regulating nerve function, and its decline during menopause can affect the nervous system, leading to abnormal sensations like formication. Additionally, hormonal changes can impact blood circulation and skin health, potentially contributing to altered skin sensations.


Hormone replacement therapy (HRT): HRT can be a possibility for women who are experiencing formication as a result of menopause-related hormonal changes. Progesterone and oestrogen supplements are sometimes used in HRT to regulate hormone levels and treat related symptoms.

Lifestyle modifications: Some lifestyle adjustments may be able to lessen the intensity of formication. These include avoiding substances like alcohol and narcotics that might increase symptoms, having a nutritious diet, exercising frequently, getting adequate sleep, and controlling stress levels.