Signs Of Menopause Every Woman Need To Know
Every activity in life has a circle, so do fertility in women. It is important for every woman to understand the signs of Menopause.
This is because, most women end up engaging in self medications and treatment of diseases which are not real diseases but natural occurrences in their body, that cannot be cured but managed.
According to healthline.com, Menopause can be defined as a lack of menstruation for one full year. It is a natural occurrence in the life of women, which may signify the end of a fertility period. Most women enter into menopause between the ages of 45 to 55. It may also occur in women a little earlier or later than the period prescribed above.
However, it comes with certain signs or symptoms which may be confused for symptoms of other common diseases such as typhoid or malaria. It is important for every woman to know the symptoms and signs of menopause. In order to avoid self medications.
Perimenopause occurs before menopause. Perimenopause is a time when your hormones begins to change in preparation for menopause. During perimenopause, menstrual periods become irregular. Your periods may be late, or you may completely skip one or more periods. Menstrual flow may also become heavier or lighter.
Aside from menstruation changes, the symptoms that you are approaching menopause (perimenopause) or menopause proper are:
1. Less frequent menstruation
2. Heavier or lighter periods than you normally experience.
3. Night sweat, hot flashes and flushing.
Other symptoms include:
5. Weight gain
8. Difficulty concentrating
9. Memory problems
10. Dry skin, mouth and eyes
11. Increased urination
13. Racing heart
14. Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
15. Reduced muscle mass
16. Painful or stiff joints
17. Reduced bone mass
18. Hair thinning or loss
19. Increased hair growth on other areas of the body.
If you are above 40 and you notice these signs, don’t engage in self medication because you may not be sick. Consult your doctor to know if they are natural signs of approaching menopause (perimenopause) and menopause.