Menopause is a natural period in a woman's life, when her reproductive and menstrual functions are fading. The time of onset of this condition is very individual for all, on average this happens after 45 years.
Hormonal reorganization directly affects the state of health of a woman, delivering a lot of "surprises" in the form of various symptoms of menopause. How do these symptoms affect the life and health of a woman?
Of course, individual characteristics influence symptoms of menopause a lot, however, we have managed to make a list of the most common symptoms. So, check them all out to be ready, when you manopause time comes.
Symptom 1: Tides The business card of menopause. Approximately 80% of menopausal women face so-called hot flashes or, as they call this condition, "hot flashes". This sudden sensation of heat in the face, neck, chest and hands, which is accompanied by fever, sweating and a sense of lack of air. The skin may turn red or blotch. Often, this may add dizziness, nausea and tachycardia (heart palpitations). Tides, as a rule, are short in time. Lasts from 30 seconds to 2-3 minutes.
Symptom 2: Nighttime hyperhidrosis Strong night sweats, in principle, are considered one of the manifestations of tides that occur during sleep. Again, the problem is the scarcity of female sex hormones, which have a direct effect on the thermoregulatory center located in the hypothalamus. This area of the brain receives false signals that the body has overheated.
Symptom 3: Irregular menstruation The gradual extinction of the hormonal function of the ovaries leads to the fact that the monthly ones become less prolonged, irregular and scarce. The interval between menstruations increases and can be from 40 to 90 days, and even more. This period is called premenopause. With time, the monthly stops. If they do not make themselves felt, at least a year, then it's menopause.
Symptom 4: Dryness of the vagina With age, metabolic processes are slowed down in our body, elasticity and moisture of tissues decrease, and intimate zones are most sensitive to these changes. The walls of the vagina become flabby, they form cracks, there is a tendency to lower and fall of the pelvic organs. One of the symptoms of these changes is the sensation of a foreign body in the vagina.
Symptom 5: Insomnia Problems with sleeping during menopause are quite common. Guilty of this is the same female sex hormones. The lack of estrogen, which is the cause of hot flashes and night sweats (which prevents a calm sleep), is also accompanied by a violation of absorption and exchange of magnesium - a mineral, which is responsible for relaxation of muscles. And the lack of another hormone - progesterone - leads to insomnia. After all, progesterone is a natural relaxant, it calms, pacifies and makes sleep.
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