Menopause Symptoms – What are the Significant Signs?
Posted Apr 07 2010 4:28pm
Menopause symptoms are an integral part of a natural process, every womanâs body undergoes at a specific age. These symptoms can show up between the ages of 30 to 60. However, it is very important to understand that the symptoms related to menopause are not an illness but a very natural process of ageing. Different women experience the changes in the body during this stage in different way.
When it comes to complications, there are certain chronic conditions experienced by some women such as enhanced levels of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and decreased libido. Several things can be done in order to get relief from the various menopause symptoms.
One of the most important things one needs to do is to monitor these symptoms and contact a medical practitionerâs help with the earliest signs. This will facilitate the doctor to provide you the best of treatment as early as possible.
Hence, it is very necessary to know about all the common symptoms of menopause. Once you are aware of these symptoms, you can easily know when to contact a health care practitioner. You also need to remember that different women experience different symptoms and some may never came across the same ones in their lifetime.
Here is a list of some of the most common Menopause symptoms to look for:
Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, ‘whooshing,’ buzzing etc. Changes in body odor Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head Tingling in the extremities Gum problems, increased bleeding Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, change in breath odor Osteoporosis (after several years) Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance Increase in allergies Weight gain (see note) Exacerbation of existing conditions Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea Sudden bouts of bloat Depression (see note) Increased tension in muscles Breast tenderness Headache change: increase or decrease Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion Disturbing memory lapses Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence (see note) Itchy, crawly skin Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons Crashing fatigue Anxiety, feeling ill at ease Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom Dry vagina Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats) Irritability Mood swings, sudden tears Irregular heart beat Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling
The degree of all the above-mentioned menopause symptoms may vary from person to person.
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