Symptoms of Menopause: is there a Reason for Tantrums?
- What is Menopause?
- Typical Symptoms of Menopause
Climax – the word on everyone’s lips, but, nevertheless, the first signs of menopause are often, to put it mildly, unpleasant surprise, attacked the woman as a snowball on the head. We wonder why?
In early adolescence, each of us is in the firm belief that old age – it is a misfortune that “I am for sure not in danger.” Growing and gaining life experience, we still prefer to drive away unpleasant thoughts about the future of old age, acting on the principle of Scarlett O’Hara: “I’ll think about it tomorrow!” But no matter what tricks we did not go, no matter what attempts to deceive the relentless time not undertake, age-related changes in the female body are irreversible. And be aware of their manifestations – including menopause and its symptoms – probably still is.
What is Menopause?
Without going into a purely medical terms, climax or menopause can be defined as the extinction of reproductive function in women are caused by hormonal changes in the body and the aging of gonads on the background of the general aging of the body.
There are many myths associated with menopause and prejudices. For example, many believe that with the onset of menopause, the first thing is suffering appearance. However, if the signs of menopause appeared in 50 years, it does not mean that hitherto beautiful woman waking up in his 50th birthday, he suddenly sees in the mirror bent old woman with a furrowed face, which she transformed overnight. Just agree that in 50 years, the skin does not remain the same as in the 20 and 30, but if you take care of themselves, can look much younger than his age and after menopause.
By the way, not everyone knows (and perhaps for some it will be a kind of consolation) that the climax – a phenomenon by no means exclusively female, and men can suffer from it.
Typical Symptoms of Menopause
As to the time of menopause, all purely individual in this matter. Although the average age, which is characterized by signs of beginning menopause, usually referred to as 48-52 years, there are cases of menopause and to a much younger age (45 years), and on the other hand, after 55 years. There is a genetic predisposition to be, so to predict the onset of menopause are more likely a woman can, questioning on the subject his mother and grandmother. There is also a hypothesis (not yet found scientific evidence), on which the first symptoms of menopause in women who gave birth to 3-4 children (at least one of them – after 30), not suffering from chronic diseases or suffering from constant stress at work, manifested much later.
The first sign of approaching menopause are irregular menstrual cycle, when the monthly lose their regularity, and the time interval between them is either growing or shrinking. However, there are other symptoms of menopause, no less eloquent:
- the so-called hot flashes – a sudden surge of boat waves of heat or heat, accompanied by redness of the face and neck and fever;
- deterioration of health;
- mood swings, depression, irritability;
- decreased interest in sexual intimacy;
- sleep disorders, insomnia;
- fast fatiguability;
- sweating, etc.
However, for all its typicality, the above symptoms of menopause, not all women feel. Some of the fairer sex come into menopause without seeing any sign of its occurrence, except that the added weight, while for others it becomes a serious test and is able to trigger a series of complications. To avoid this, it is crucial to consult a gynecologist and endocrinologist.
And most importantly – we must remember that even with the onset of menopause, you do not cease to be a woman – a gentle, exhilarating, the ability to love and be loved.