Menopause and Physical Health

Menopause physical symptomsMenopause is a difficult period, which sooner or later every woman faces. At this time, the genitals are exhausted, and many systems stop working properly. Despite the fact that this is a standard physiological state of women in menopause, each lady experiences it differently: some have abdominal pain, there are those who suffer from malaise and temperature. When the spasms and pain are severe, a consultation with a gynecologist or therapist is required. The restructuring of the body during menopause continues for a long time. But you must remember that poor health during menopause is the first sign of the “syndrome”.

Menopause and Physical Health

Changes in women’s body can undergo all organs because all the systems are connected to each other. And this also applies to the functions of the internal organs. Most often menopause occurs at the age of 50-55 years, but sometimes this condition can occur earlier or much later.

Changes are most reflected in sexual activity. The most common processes are:

  • the ovulation doesn’t mature;
  • endocrine activity of the glands decreases;
  • sex hormones are almost not produced or contained in the body in small quantities;
  • the ovaries don’t develop follicles.

 The results of these changes can be seen by menopause vasomotor symptoms and physical symptoms of menopause.

Physical Symptoms of Menopause

The state of menopause in women can be characterized as a climacteric syndrome, which proceeds with its own characteristics. The most common menopause physical symptoms 

include the following:

  • sweating;
  • feeling of alarm;
  • flashes;
  • heart palpitation;
  • migraine;
  • sleep disturbance;
  • change of mood;
  • bad memory;
  • complications of concomitant diseases.

Vasomotor symptoms of Menopause 

Changes in the body during menopause are accompanied by a symptom such as “hot flashes”, which are faced by 80% of people. The nature of these vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause depends on the individual characteristics of the structure of the organism. The duration of flashes often doesn’t exceed a few minutes. During attacks, a person feels a strong rush of heat to the hands, face and other parts of the body.

Doctors believe that the causes of vasomotor symptoms during menopause are unknown. But the absence of some hormones can have an impact. They believe it makes the hypothalamus, or the part of the brain that is responsible for regulating temperature, more sensitive to changes in a woman’s body temperature.

Cardiovascular Symptoms of Menopause

Statistics show that cardiovascular disease in adulthood affects men. Women under 50 are significantly less prone to heart disease. However, with the onset of menopause, the number of heart diseases among women is increasing. 

In this case, occur in the work process of all systems of the woman’s body changes. First of all, the bones, heart and blood vessels suffer. The increase of cardiovascular diseases at this stage is explained by a gradual decrease in the production of sex hormones and a violation of the processes.

One of the most important manifestations of cardiovascular disorders, aggravating the course of pathological menopause, are changes in the myocardium, developing independently of the formation of atherosclerosis of coronary vessels and arterial hypertension (AH).

The main complaints of patients with pathological menopause are: 

  • pain in the heart, 
  • heartbeat (with normal heart rate or slight tachycardia), 
  • dyspnea.

 



 

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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