When menopause starts: An Overview


How to Know all about Menopause

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There are some women who wondered and worried about what will happen when they reach menopause. Menopause is not a scary moment. So, don’t be scared.

In fact, menopause can be a positive experience. It is a chance for all women to focus more on themselves and make changes that will improve their health.

There’s no way of predicting exactly when your menopause will occur. In other words, each of us has an internal biological timer that is programmed before birth to set off the hormonal events that trigger both the start and the end of menstruation.

It seems most likely that our individual genes determine the age at which we experience menopause.

But there are things you could do to understand more about menopause. The first step is to learn all you can about the physical and emotional changes that may be ahead of you. In a survey asking women what was the worst thing about menopause, most said, “Not knowing what to expect.” One woman added, “You wish someone would tell you — but you’re too embarrassed to ask anyone.”

In past generations, many women were too embarrassed to discuss menopause, even with other women friends. Today, thanks in large part to the rise of the women’s movement; menopause is talked about more openly.

Many women still remain in the dark about the details of menopause.

[box] One survey, for example, found that most women think the average woman experiences menopause at age 45, when the actual average age is between 50 and 51.

Also, most women significantly overestimate the length of time the average woman experiences hot flashes, believing it to be five years rather than two.[/box]

Although most women experience similar symptoms of menopause, not every woman experiences all the symptoms.

Here are some symptoms you can acknowledge:

– Some women may have frustrating symptoms that start during perimenopause and continue once they have reached menopause.

– Hot flashes have become the hallmark symptom of menopause. Hot flashes are a feeling of sudden flush or warmth, often followed by sweating. They can cause serious discomfort and sleepless nights for some women.

Other symptoms that can start in perimenopause, but also might continue once you reach menopause include:

– Night sweats (hot flashes that happen while you sleep)

– Sleep problems

– Mood changes (mood swings, depression, and irritability).

– Vaginal problems, including vaginal dryness and irritation that can cause pain during sex and pelvic exams, and frequent vaginal infections; urinary problems, including burning or pain when urinating, or leaking when sneezing, coughing, or laughing problems with concentration or memory; less interest in sex and changes in sexual response;

– Weight gain

– Hair thinning or loss

Prevention is better than cure is old saying but even this will not work here so the best option is to get ready and minimize the after affects of it by gaining its knowledge and accepting the change gracefully.

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2 Responses to When menopause starts: An Overview

  1. Ryan Dunn says:

    these are my symptoms:
    1 weakness
    2sore throat
    3 fever
    4 dizziness
    5 no intrest in food,but not nausus
    6 body aches
    7 headaches
    8 watering eyes
    9 stiff neck
    10 unexplaned tiredness
    11 heat flashes or really cold.

    please help me i dont know whats wrong with me but i started feeling dizzy and heat flashes last night at a b=ball game and this morning i felt these symptoms.i was chewing other ppls gum{haha dont ask…}last night but i dont think thats the cause cuz the symtoms came right after that.please help!im desperate!

    o and i tried web md but it was confusing…please dont recomend any health websites.if you dont know the answer then dont answer this question.
    i am not coughing,no runny nose,and no chest problems,so if the diagnosis includes these,theen i dont have it.
    the stiffnes of my neck went away.guess that was from sleeping wrong…

  2. Jack Bauer says:

    How old were you when you went through menopause, how long did it last for, and what emotional & physical effects did you experience?

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