Unfortunately, we cannot preserve our youth and cannot stop aging. Along with aging, our body undergoes many changes. The time passes very quickly and one day we may get out of the bed experiencing some strange symptoms. While the men of certain age enter the so-called andropause, the women enter menopause around their 50s.
Phases of menopause
What every woman should know is that there is also a specific phase even before the menopause and it lasts for several years, but there is also a phase after the menopause. As we can see, menopause is not a simple phase and it does not start suddenly. The phrase prior to menopause is called perimenopause and it usually starts from 5 to 7 years before the real menopause. There are also cases when it was present even 10 years before the menopause. In perimenopause, the symptoms begin to appear. Menopause is the period when the woman does not get her menstruation any more and she stops being fertile. If the menstruation has not appeared for a year, it is the real sign that the women has entered this period of her life. Post menopause is the phase in a woman’s life after the menopause.
Symptoms of menopause
Menopause is a phase in a woman’s life which is sometimes quite difficult to endure since it is marked by many symptoms and problematic conditions. In this part of life, the woman’s body experiences certain biological changes. The exact age at which menopause will occur cannot be predicted since it is different in all women, but there are people who state that the daughter will enter menopause in the ages when her mother entered it.
In perimenopause, the women will experience inconstant and irregular menstrual cycle, which can be shorter, longer or may not appear for several months and then suddenly appear again. The body does not produce the estrogen any more once the woman enters the menopause and therefore, the hormonal imbalance causes several discomforts. Among the most common discomforts of menopause are hot flashes which start suddenly as an intense warmth expanding throughout the body and last for several minutes. Hot flashes usually affect the head and chests, and they are typically followed by excessive sweating.
Vaginal dryness is another menopause symptom. It may be accompanied by itching and irritation and thus, various infections of the urinary tract may easily appear. Other symptoms of menopause are depression, memory problems, heart palpitations, sleep disorders and headaches.