MENOPAUSE IS MAYBE ONE OF THE MOST FRIGHTENING AND NERVE-RACKING (ALTHOUGH NATURAL) PROCESSES, WHICH AFFECTS WOMEN’S WELL-BEING AT THEIR MID-AGE.
The gradual decrease in the production of reproductive hormones, which develops for several years, leads to the cessation of menstruation. This usually occurs in women between 50 and 55 years old, but it’s completely possible that you’ll experience it at 45 or 60 years old.
Your gynecologist can say that you’ve already reached menopause, if you haven’t had menstruation for 12 months, and you’re not pregnant or ill.
The bad news is that most women experience menopause-associated symptoms several years before their menstrual cycle finally ends.
Each of us has individual features, so if your sister has had insomnia and urination problems during menopause, it doesn’t mean that you’ll have the same problems.
However, it’s worth knowing that these symptoms alone or their combination may mean that menopause is coming:
1. IRREGULAR MENSTRUATION.
Your periods may become not so regular as usually. Skipping menses, having heavier or lighter menstrual bleeding may indicate hormonal changes, related to menopause.
2. HOT FLASHES.
It’s maybe the most common symptom that occurs in women close to menopause. A sudden sense of heat usually starts in the upper body and then spread downwards. At the same time, skin becomes red and heart rate speeds up significantly.
3. NIGHT SWEATS.
It’s not uncommon that hot flashes happen at night, making you sweat profusely.
Even if you work hard, it may be really difficult to fall asleep and sleep well during the whole night. Sometimes night sweats are the main culprits of insomnia in middle-aged women.