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. Read on to discover the definition, symptoms, causes, and treatment options for electric shocks during menopause.