Last Updated on August 21, 2020 by Ellen Christian
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the words menopause symptoms? For most people, the answer would be hot flashes. We’ve all heard the stories about the woman who is freezing one moment and throwing off her clothes the next as a hot flash hits. While that may be the most common symptom, it’s definitely not the only one. I have received free product and promotional consideration from the makers of URISTAT® and any comments I make about the product reflect my own views.
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Understanding Menopause Symptoms
Women can go through menopause any time after age 40. In the United States, the average age is supposed to be 51. I’m 48 and haven’t yet started menopause yet but I’m trying to understand menopause symptoms so I’m ready when I do. I know that menopause can be a really stressful time for women and it can often feel like you’re alone with no one that understands what you’re going through.
As a woman ages, there is a decrease in the amount of estrogen her ovaries produce. Somewhere around age 40, the decrease starts to happen faster. That period of time is called perimenopause. During perimenopause, a woman’s cycle will change and may become heavier or irregular for a few years before it stops completely (menopause). I’m in perimenopause right now and there is no real way to tell how long it will be before I enter menopause itself. Some women can be as old as 60 before they reach menopause.
Entering menopause can bring with it many emotional changes that come with our bodies changing and realizing that we aren’t able to have any more children. It’s that final action that closes the door on that time in our life and for some women, it can be a very emotional time. While most women experience hot flashes and night sweats, there are other symptoms as well. These symptoms include mood swings or changes, vaginal dryness and lack of interest in sex and urinary symptoms like urinary tract infections. These urinary symptoms are caused by the lack of estrogen and drop in “good bacteria” levels.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.
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