Symptoms

For most women under the age of 45, the menopause or “the change”, has little importance.  But as the years pass and you find yourself nudging 50 you are faced with the inevitable transition that we all eventually go through and with it come the dreaded “symptoms” of menopause.

 

signs of menopauseWhat Are The First Signs Of Menopause?

For most women, menopause begins around the age of 51 (give or take a few years). When a woman under 45 goes through it, it`s called premature menopause. This is very rare and only happens to one percent of women under the age of 40.  Although women who smoke have an earlier menopause than non-smokers, they also have worse hot flashes. It’s never too late to stop smoking.

As a woman ages, the level of the hormone estrogen – which regulates our monthly period – drops and we begin to notice the menopause signs and symptoms[…]

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spotting during menopause

How Annoying Is Spotting During Menopause?

Question:How many women do you think experience menopausal bleeding?

a) 5-15%

b) 20-30%

c) 35-45%

If you chose C – go to to top of the class.  Up to 30% suffer from spotting and/or bleeding between periods.

What Is  Menopause Spotting?

Experiencing spots of blood – of various shades of red – between your monthly menstrual cycles is known as spotting.  During menopause this may be normal, as one of the first symptoms is irregular and erratic periods and is due to the body slowing down and eventually stopping its production of estrogen. As your body experiences so many changes, it is going to[…]

 

 

menopause acneAcne Doesn`t  Just Affect Teenagers

Did you know that more menopausal women than teenagers – around 10% – suffer from acne?

Acne during menopause – or hormonal acne as it is known and consists of   blackheads, whiteheads and small pustules,  is yet another of the many symptoms of menopause that is once again due to our potty hormones.

Blame The Hormones

Our hormone levels fluctuate in much the same way as a teenager’s hormones fluctuate at puberty, but while one woman will suffer with no menopause acne whatsoever, another will be covered with blemishes on her face, back and chest.  Actually, acne menopause and breakouts amongst middle aged women is quite common.  And you thought the days of trying to disguise your spots with make up[…]

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hot flashes & menopauseDon`t Let Hot Flashes Ruin Your Social Life – You`re In Charge

It can strike anytime, anywhere! One minute you`re happily going about your business and the next, a clamminess appears – usually around the chest area – which quickly spreads up over the neck and face, leaving you hot, bothered and usually the color of a ripe tomato.  It`s the curse of the menopause hot flash and sweats,the most common symptoms of menopause.  Possibly you will then perspire profusely and this may be followed by a bout of shivering, as the body readjusts its temperature.

Earliest Indicators Of `The Change`

Hot flashes often begin several years before any other signs of menopause, with three out of every four women experiencing them. The older you become, the less you[…]

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menopause depressionWhy Some Women Suffer Depression And Anxiety During Menopause

Although it is a normal transition in a woman`s life and most women go through it without too much trouble, for some it is the time we experience menopause anxiety, stress and in some cases severe depression.

Why Your Confidence  Suffers

Mentally,  many us of  like to deny that we are entering menopause as it does carry the stigma of `middle age` and therefore no longer a part of the younger generation.  Difficult as it may be[…]

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hair loss during menopause

Hair Loss Can Knock Your Confidence Into The Dust

Most women take a lot of pride in their hair and losing it has a devastating impact on their confidence and feelings of femininity.

You may be surprised to know, but around two-thirds of women have to deal with hair loss at some point in life.   If there is a connection between menopause and hair loss, it is possible a reaction to low thyroid function, which is common amongst menopausal women.

 

Symptoms Of  Menopause Hair Loss And Hair Thinning:

  • Hair falls out in large clumps when washing it
  • Large snarls of hair appear in brush or comb[…]

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menopause sweatsNight Sweats Are The Pits – But Don`t Just Do Nothing!

Feeling sticky, uncomfortable and wet?  Are your clothes clinging to the perspiration in an unflattering, damp mess?  Unfortunately the menopause sweats are another common symptom that we poor females have to contend with.And the more you try and stop them happening, it seems the more determined they are to invade your day.

While profuse sweating may not be as toe curlingly embarrassing as incontinence and  hair loss, it can still be extremely inconvenient and very unwelcome.  It doesn`t help that your beetroot red face will absorb most of the make up that you carefully applied that morning.  Or that the perspiration will leave your hair hanging limply round your ears[…]

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