Symptoms of Menopause
The interruption of sleep is often caused by sweating nocturnal, but can
also be a symptom
of anxiety and underlying depression. Difficulty initiating
sleep often is a sign of anxiety - you feel extremely tired, but his
mind keeps thinking of the day’s events, or you worries about future
plans. The awakening in early morning can mean depression - you do not
have much trouble to fall asleep, but wakes up at 3:00 a.m. or 2:00 am,
tossing the rest of the night. Menopause increases anxiety and
underlying depression, but the specific medical treatment for these
conditions may be necessary, so you need to seek medical help before
blaming their sleepless nights for “change.”
The Poor sleep has a devastating effect, resulting in fatigue daytime
drowsiness, difficulty concentrating and depression. These symptoms are
usually very uncomfortable and make it even more difficult to cope with
daily demands. Finding ways to improve their sleep, controlling or treats
hot flashes depression, restores balance.
The fluctuating hormone level exacerbates migraine and other headaches
in susceptible women. Many women noted a relationship between headache
and the monthly cycle, especially five to ten years before menopause.
Symptoms premenstrual become more prominent at that time and the
migraine headaches may worsen during the week premenstrual. The
headaches usually improve when hormonal fluctuations subside, but your
doctor or specialist in headache may offer a specific treatment if
joint or muscle
Pulses, sore knees and ankles and back pain are other common complaints,
symptoms can be mistaken for arthritis.
The Estrogen keeps the vagina moist and sexual organs, hence the dryness
becomes a problem when the levels estrogen drop. The sexual act becomes
painful and the risk urinary tract infection increases. Since the sex
stimulates the production of liquid lubricant, regular sex protects
against these changes.
A constant desire to go to the bathroom, even when you just to go,
especially burns or itches, is a common symptom of cystitis. It may
worsen after menopause. Sometimes the urine becomes infected, requiring
treatment with antibiotics, so it does not improve after two days of use
of antibiotics see your doctor.
The incontinence caused by muscle weaknesses which prevent the bladder
from leaking is a legacy of childbirth, but becomes more severe with the
drop in estrogen levels. Cough and run normally cause leakage of urine,
and the same can happen during sex.
Skin and hair
The Estrogen keeps the skin hydrated and stimulates hair
growth. Therefore, the peak occurs in pregnancy, when estrogen
reaches higher levels. Without estrogen, the skin becomes dry and lose
elasticity, making the wrinkles more prominent. Hair grows more slowly
and becomes thinner and less supple.
The depression and sexual problems that occur near menopause are not
caused only by falling estrogen levels. Menopause marks a time in
women’s lives that can be difficult for several reasons - the kids go
though home, retirement, marital difficulties, illness or death
relatives. These changes have their own cost, but Most women find the
way to deal with them. If you feel that things are getting for the
control, ask your partner or friends, or seek professional help.
Reduction activity, usually resulting from a change of style of life,
but also by problems in the joints, combined to a decrease in metabolism
that occurs with age, are factors that lead to weight gain. Hormonal
changes also involved, since estrogen is responsible the shape of the
female body, so in weight if accumulates more around the stomach after
The Menopause has become very important in recent years, especially in
Western societies, since with an expectation life over 80 years, many
women can live in postmenopausal women by nearly one third of their
of menopause are many and range from mild to severe.
*The Typical symptoms are irregular
menses, hot flashes and night sweats.
*Symptoms can be much more subtle, with the change of mood, difficulty
sleeping and depression.
*The diagnosis is usually based on symptoms, but if there is any doubt, a
simple blood test can be done to observe hormonal levels.
*The Most of these symptoms, sleeps in a few years after the end of
*At As women live longer, lasting effects of estrogen deficiency becomes
more apparent; the risk of fractures, strokes and heart disease
increases each year after menopause.