Menopause Sign Every Woman Should Know
Every activity in life has a circle, just like fertility in women. It is important that every woman understands the signs of menopause. This is because most women end up engaging in self-medication and treatment for illnesses which are not real illnesses but natural events in their body which cannot be cured but managed.
According to healthline.com, menopause can be defined as a lack of menstruation for a full year. It is a natural event in the life of women, which can mean the end of a period of fertility. Most women go through menopause between the ages of 45 and 55. It can also occur in women a little earlier or later than the period prescribed above.
However, it is accompanied by certain signs or symptoms which may be mistaken for symptoms of other common illnesses such as typhoid or malaria.
It is important that every woman knows the symptoms and signs of menopause. In order to avoid self-medication.
Perimenopause occurs before menopause. Perimenopause is a time when your hormones start to change in preparation for menopause. During perimenopause, periods become irregular.
Your period may be late, or you may skip one or more periods entirely. The menstrual flow may also become heavier or lighter.
In addition to menstruation changes, the symptoms you are approaching menopause (perimenopause) or menopause itself are:
1. Less frequent periods
2. Heavier or lighter periods than you normally get.
3. Night sweating, hot flashes and redness.
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. Thinning or hair loss
19. Increased hair growth in other areas of the body.
If you are over 40 and notice these signs, do not engage in self-medication as you may not be sick. Check with your doctor to see if these are natural signs of approaching menopause (perimenopause) and menopause.