What is Menopause, its signs & symptoms
When the body stops producing the hormones that cause the menstrual period and have gone without a period for 12 months in a row.
Signs and symptoms, changes in menstruation can vary for every woman. Some women can have skipping periods during perimenopause is common. Most likely, some experience irregularity in periods before they end.
Often, menstrual periods will skip a month and return. Periods can happen on shorter cycles. Despite irregular periods, pregnancy is possible.
If you’ve skipped a few periods but aren’t sure you’ve started the menopausal transition, consider a pregnancy test. Always consult a doctor.
Stages in Menopauses
Menopause has straight 3 stages
Peri-Menopause: Hormones start to decline and menstrual cycles become irregular. You may start to experience side effects of menopause, like hot flashes or vaginal dryness.
Signs For Nearing Menopause
- Irregular Periods
- Mood Changes
- Vaginal Dryness
- Skin & Hair Issues (Thinning hair/ loss & dry)
- Night Sweats
- Sleeping Issues
- Weight Gain
- Slowed Metabolism
Menopause: When the body stops producing the hormones that cause the menstrual period and have gone without a period for 12 months in a row.
Post-Menopause: The time after menopause, you’re in post-menopause for the rest of your life. People in post-menopause are at an increased risk for certain health conditions like osteoporosis and heart disease.
Effects of Menopause
- Mood Disorders
- Difficulty Focusing
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Depression and Anxiety
Make regular appointments with a gynecologist, this will help you monitor your healthy body.