Symptoms of Menopause

Menopause is a special period in a woman’s life, one way or another arising at a certain age. The sexual function fades, age-related changes provoke involution of libido, the prerequisites for the cessation of the regular menstrual cycle are formed, the opportunity to have children ceases. What are the signs and symptoms of this process?

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Most often, the first symptoms of climax in women appear no earlier than 45 years, but sometimes such a physiological process can begin much earlier at 40 or even 35 years. Such manifestations may be due to endogenous factors, such as ovarian removal or other surgical interventions. Besides, today, it is believed that the climax is younger. However, the start of menopause is largely determined by genetics. Often, daughters start at about the same age as their mother. However, menopause can also be approached by individual characteristics and habits: excessive smoking, stress, addiction to low-calorie diets and weight loss during menopause.

The first and most basic – is a violation of the regular menstrual cycle. And the most striking – is hot flashes. This manifestation is most often diagnosed on the face, but can also spread to the neck, chest and even below, up to the waist zone. Tides provoke a rise in temperature, increased pulse, redness of the skin. There are also many other menopause signs.

 

18 Signs of Menopause

The main menopause signs are:

  • Hot Flashes;
  • Tachycardia;
  • Frequent causeless change of mood;
  • Pressure drops;
  • Dizziness;
  • Excessive sweating;
  • Feeling of lack of air;
  • Increased nervous irritability;
  • General weakness, poor health;
  • Insomnia;
  • Headache;
  • The prompt appearance of new wrinkles, withering of the skin;
  • Weight gain;
  • Nausea;
  • Decreased sex drive;
  • Painful urination;
  • Forgetfulness, distraction;
  • Itching and dryness in the vagina.

Let’s overview the most irritating menopause sings.

One of the main symptoms of menopause that produces much inconvenience is hot flashes. This is a condition when a woman suddenly faces a feeling of heat, her heartbeats intensely, sweating is increased, her neck and face turn red. In addition, hot flashes may be accompanied by menopause symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, and nausea. When the hot flash ends, cold sweat appears on the body, a woman feels chills.

Besides, one can face night sweats. A woman experiences them regardless of the temperature at room or house. Because of them, the sleeping process may be disturbed and it will lead to insomnia. No more comfort and supporting stress for the whole day long. In this case, doctors recommend to air the rooms prior to sleeping and sleep with free and comfortable clothes. However, this solution will only somehow moderate manifestations. The best approach is to turn to designated health supplements.

Decreased libido. It one of the common menopause intimate symptoms that deteriorate not only female confidence but radically men’s interest in a woman. Due to the cessation of hormone production, sex drive decreases or in some women it can even be minimized to the fullest. On the other side, some ladies also experience increased libido but it happens much less frequently. The supporting sings of this symptom are dryness and itching of the vagina or frequent vaginal infections.

Sleep disorders. It occurs because of a progesterone hormone that during the climax decreases. Thus, at night it becomes difficult to fall asleep and difficult to rise in the morning. Frequent wake-ups at night and, often, nightmares. In the morning, women experience headaches and drowsiness during the day.

Psycho-emotional disorders. Even though ladies are well-known for their emotional state, during the menopause these representatives of the beautiful half become more tearful, irritable, vulnerable, anxious. And, of course, it is because they cope with the fear of old age. It is crucial to speak to the psychologist because some may have depression, others – aggression, panic attacks.

Osteoporosis. As bone density decreases and bones become brittle, osteoporosis appears. Make sure to take health supplements rich in calcium and vitamin D. And, do not overexercise because it gives much pressure to your bones. 

Forgetfulness. Women who begin to complain of forgetfulness or loss of mental clarity should take care of sufficient rest and exercise. Extreme forgetfulness or confusion is not a typical symptom of menopause, so you should consult your doctor.

Changes in appearance. Finally, such menopause signs can greatly cause stress. A woman’s skin becomes thin and dull because the collagen level is decreased. She notices wrinkles more often, and the cellulite is harder to prevent.

Types of Symptoms of Menopause

All of them can be divided into 4 types:

  • Menopause mental symptoms are those that are associated with a woman’s psychological changes: depression, anxiety, insomnia, decreased libido, and so on.
  • Menopause physical symptoms affect physiological processes and also called vasomotor symptoms of menopause. It is noted skin aging, loss of elasticity, ovarian dysfunction.
  • Menopause intimate symptoms are changes in a woman’s intimate sphere. Sex can become not only an unpleasant process but also even painful, because of changes in flora.
  • Cardiovascular symptoms of menopause – everything related to the heart. This includes rapid heartbeat, pain, shortness of breath.

Treatment of Symptoms

Menopause symptoms 2The whole treatment is mainly focused on eliminating unpleasant signs of menopause. For this, you can use medications or health supplements, hormone treatment prescribed by the doctor or go for strengthening procedures and psychotherapy.

Treatment with hormonal drugs is prescribed after careful examination of the woman because it is always associated with the risks of side effects. Note, the actual elimination of menopause symptoms with the best results today is only possible with the use of specialized hormonal agents. But, some women are scared of turning to them because of a fear to put on weight. Note, the whole therapy is ongoing under the strict supervision of a doctor. He adjusts the dosage and prescribes the correct administration. As a result, you won’t put on weight.

At last, improved health during menopause can be achieved with the help of physical therapy, fitness, massages, relaxing baths, walks. In the treatment and prevention of side effects of menopause, the important role is played by weight control, as well as maintaining a healthy diet, which includes enough fruits and vegetables. At first, try to choose swimming, it is considered the right helper to reduce night sweats and hot flashes manifestations.

Remember, signs and symptoms of menopause are an inevitable part of many women’s life. The earlier you start taking care of your health, the fewer signs and side effects will catch you at your 40’s’ and 50’s’.

FAQ

What are the most common symptoms of menopause at 40?

The first signs and symptoms of menopause are changes in the menstrual cycle. The onset of menopause in 40 years is characterized by a weakening of the functioning of the reproductive organs of women. Symptoms of early menopause start with menstruation disorders, the appearance of increasing delays in the time interval. This leads eventually to the complete cessation of menstruation and the onset of the menopausal period.

What are the most common symptoms of menopause at 45?

After 50 years, the body begins to age dramatically, wrinkles are more pronounced. Hence begin to follow psychological symptoms: self-doubt, low libido. Symptoms of low estrogen levels after menopause more seem at this period.

What are the most common symptoms of menopause at 50?

After 50 years, the body begins to age dramatically, wrinkles are more pronounced. Hence begin to follow psychological symptoms: self-doubt, loss of sexuality. Symptoms of low estrogen levels after menopause more seem at this period.

What are the most common symptoms of menopause at 60?

A large number of women between the ages of 60 and 65 continue to experience the characteristic symptoms of climax, such as hot flashes and increased sweating.



 

Sheri Goddard

Expert on menopause. Woman Consultant at Menopause Coach.
I will help you look at menopause in a "new light", and empower you to make healthy, alternative choices rather than thinking you MUST use unsafe traditional methods as you make your transition to menopause and beyond.

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