Menopause is a natural biological process in a woman’s life!
Menopause is not a disease or a disorder. “Menopause is a normal biological process in every woman’s life in which the woman’s ovaries slow in their production of the hormones oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.” These hormones can drop gradually or dramatically and are continually fluctuating throughout the process. The length of time a woman can experience menopause and menopause symptoms also varies greatly.
Menopause symptoms are different for every woman
Every woman will go through menopause, 80% will have some type of menopause symptoms and the lucky 20% will go through menopause hardly knowing they have gone through it, not experiencing any menopause symptoms at all. These menopause symptoms can range anywhere from mild to severe, menopause symptoms are different for every woman. There are many factors that can contribute to this such as ethnic background.
What age will a woman start to have menopause symptoms?
The average age for women to start to experience menopause and menopause symptoms is between 45 and 55 years of age. It is rare for a woman to still be having regular periods after the age of 55 years. However she can still be experiencing menopause symptoms for some time.
Different stages of menopause
There are different stages of menopause starting with peri-menopause, menopause and post menopause. However for some unlucky women they can start going through menopause in their mid thirties this is called pre-menopause. A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for a full twelve months straight. She may still continue to experience menopause symptoms.
Menopause symptoms a woman can expect through menopause
During a woman’s menopausal years, she may experience many different menopause symptoms which can be physical and emotional such as:
- Daytime hot flashes
- Breast tenderness
- Dramatic mood swings
- Crawling sensation under the skin
- Weight gain
- Joint pain
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful intercourse
- Loss of libido
- Night sweats
- Restless leg syndrome
- Irregular and stopping of periods
- Lack of concentration
Seek advice If you are experiencing any of these menopause symptoms
If you are concerned or worried about any symptoms you may be experiencing, I would strongly suggest you go and see your health care practitioner who will preform a test, which will confirm if you are menopausal. If you are menopausal you will be able to learn what help is available for you. You don’t want to leave it until you become overwhelmed by it. Menopause can change your whole life.
HRT vs natural products for menopause symptoms
All women have different results from different type of treatment for menopause. What works for one woman will not necessarily work for another. A woman might only be experiencing mild menopause symptoms, whereas another woman might be suffering severely. You have to find what works for you. There are many products wether they be prescribed or more natural. You can visit your health care practitioner or natural therapist or health food store for advice.
Menopause and menopause symptoms can be induced by medical conditions
Evan though Menopause and menopause symptoms is a natural process in a woman’s life, a woman can also have it brought on by medical conditions such as cancer and cancer treatments. This can happen at any age. It can be devastating for a woman if she has not had any children when this happens. Menopause symptoms can make this situation harder for the woman to cope with because of all the physical and emotional changes she is experiencing.
Inform loved ones that you are experiencing menopause symptoms
It is very important that you inform you family and friends what you are going through. They will see the changes in you and they will not understand why you are changing. They will be able to have a better understanding and help you more if they know what you are going through.
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