Menopause Symptoms

A comprehensive guide to menopause symptoms, causes and remedies

If you think that you have menopause symptoms, you take into consideration and do these things:

Ask for support. Talking to other women you get to know different signs and symptoms of menopause and gather information about the doctors, which they like and recommend as good professionals. You will be prepared in case of early menopause causes. Moreover, communication with other women won’t let you feel alone and helpless.
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You can’t avoid menopause. But there are things you can do now to ease this period in future. Menopause shouldn’t become a period of a trial for you and make you feel and look old. Here are several tips for you to consider.
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Well, in case of premature menopause there may be a significant change in hormone levels and their correlation. As a matter of fact, when women enter menopause phase their estrogen levels reduce, as well as collagen production. As you probably know, collagen, the main protein in mammals, making up about twenty five percent of the total protein content, is responsible for keeping the skin toned, elastic and fresh. Accordingly, your skin gets dry, peeling, thin and scaly, and loses its fresh and youthful look, when you start running low on collagen. Naturally, you will inevitably feel older. And as far as it happens prematurely, you start feeling older before your time. Moreover, it is supposed that premature menopause leads to more rapid collagen loss than menopause that occurs at the normal age. Thus, this type of early menopause symptoms is one of the most noticeable and deplorable.
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Hot flashes and sweating are typical symptoms of menopause: more than 90 percent of women have these symptoms when they become menopausal. The same thing is with early menopause, but in this case hot flashes and sweating are even more common.
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Irregular periods are also considered to be one of the basic early menopause symptoms. They occur because your hormones are erratic in the initial phases of early menopause. Here several typical cases are possible:
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Infertility and early menopause symptomsInfertility or inability to conceive a child is considered to be one of the major symptoms of early menopause and its most deplorable cause at the same time. Menopausal women are infertile because their ovaries don’t produce eggs anymore. Though a woman may have her periods and everything may seem to be perfect, she can’t can’t get pregnant anyway. That is why a great many women learn that they are entering early menopause only when they go to the doctor to determine why they’re not getting pregnant. So their infertility turns out to be an early menopause symptom. When it comes to infertility problems your doctor gives you a special test to determine the levels of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone).
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Early menopause symptomsEarly menopause symptoms are not different from that of common menopause. Generally, women suffer from headaches, insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes, and joint pain. Body shape changes are also quite evident: women often put on weight around the abdomen. In fact, during early menopause there is fluctuation of hormones in the body that triggers early menopause symptoms. Thus, menopausal women can experience anxiety, depression, forgetfulness, emotional ups and downs. Due to the reason that early menopause is often caused by disease, surgery, or genetic factors, there is a rapid decline in the amount of estrogen in the woman’s body. Such “estrogen crash” can also cause extreme hot flashes, fatigue, mood swings. The majority of early menopausal women who experience surgical menopause commonly have a number of menopause symptoms in quick succession. They often complain of their severeness and long duration (more than eight years).
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First of all, you should bear in mind that you may have early menopause symptoms, but not necessarily be going through premature ovarian failure (POF). The fact is that some diseases and disorders may cause symptoms that are similar to that of early menopause. So it is of vital importance to determine the real cause of symptoms. Here we will give a list of certain disorders (and their short descriptions with relevance to the subject matter) that may cause similar to early menopause symptoms.
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Early or premature menopause is a difficult period of young woman’s life. When early menopause symptoms occur it is quite frustrating both psychologically and physiologically. As everything goes according to the cause-and-effect law, a young woman should probably know why it all happens to her. Well, there are certain causes of early or premature menopause, but in many cases it is quite difficult to determine them. We may classify the most common of them into several categories. Among them there are:
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The word menopause is commonly associated with older women. Well, menopause is a natural phenomenon that usually happens to women at about age of 50. It can be defined as the stop of woman’s periods when her ovaries stop producing eggs and hormone levels shift. Before the menopause itself a woman goes through a transition period that is called perimenopause. Perimenopause lasts usually from 2 to 6 years (for some this period may be shorter or longer than this). Once woman’s periods (or menses) have stopped for a year, she is considered as being in menopause.
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