Symptoms of Menopause

Menopause can be a very confusing and complicated time in a woman’s life.  While she may be relieved that she will no longer get her period and all of the discomforts that come with it, she also may feel a sense of loss because a significant chapter in her life, her child bearing years, and maybe her sense of youth, has now come to a close.  In our sub section on Symptoms of Menopause, find out more about what menopause is and how it will affect your life.  Learn how to recognize the signs that you may be beginning this new stage in your life and prepare yourself for the symptoms and conditions that may come with this transition.

What Is Menopause And Do You Have It?

If you think you may be starting menopause, you might want to try a self test.  This can give you insight as to what your hormone levels are like.  Knowing whether or not you are menopausal is important since if you are not, pregnancy is still possible.  This knowledge will also help begin to prepare you for all of the physical and emotional affects that come with beginning menopause.

Symptoms Of Menopause

There are many symptoms associated with menopause.  These can include heart palpitations, memory loss, a change in your sex drive, incontinence, weight gain, vaginal dryness, mood swings and, perhaps the most well known symptom of menopause, hot flashes.  Learn more about these symptoms and find out what you can do to lessen their effects.

Aside from the physical effects of menopause, women may deal with a number of emotional issues as well.  It is very normal for a woman to suffer from depression during her menopausal years.  Women who experience early menopause may be especially prone to depression as their days of child bearing come to a much too early finish.

If you’re a twin, then you may want to take a look at twins and menopause, which discusses recent study findings that suggest twins are more likely to experience premature menopause.  Also read about men and male menopause.

Conditions That May Develop With Menopause

Because of the changes in your body during menopause, a variety of health concerns and discomforts can become more prominent during this time.  Heart disease and osteoporosis are two major health concerns that menopausal women are more at risk of developing.  Menopausal women may also find that they experience vaginal and urinary tract infections more frequently as well.

So if you think you may be menopausal, read now and find out everything you need to know to better ease both your body and your mind into this new transition.

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