Each woman’s experience with menopause can be unique. There is no denying that it will cause an emotional and physical change, which is why the prospect can sometimes be a little scary.
By identifying the symptoms of menopause in advance, it can sometimes make the experience a little easier to handle. We are therefore looking at the five changes you might experience during menopause.
- Menstrual Cycle Changes
Menopause can result in a woman’s ovaries producing less estrogen, which can result in changes to your menstrual cycle, with your period disappearing completely over time. It is believed you will be free from the risk of pregnancy once your period has disappeared for a year.
- Hot Flashes
Hot flashes are one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. You may realize you are experiencing menopause when heat rushes to your face and upper body without warning. The hot flush signs will include a reddening of the skin, and you may break out in a sweat that could be quickly followed by chills.
The length of time you experience the hot flushes will depend on the person, as they can last anything between a few seconds to several minutes or more. To avoid triggering a hot flush, try not to wear tight clothing, lower your stress levels and aim to consume less alcohol, caffeine or spicy foods.
- Night Sweats
Night sweats are simply hot flushes you can experience in your sleep. Unfortunately, the flushes can disturb your rest, as they may wake you up, which could result in lethargy the next day. Night sweats may also impact any other sleep issues you experience, such as insomnia. If you would like to avoid night sweats, we recommend keeping a fan at the side of your bed, which can prevent a sleepless night.
- Vaginal Dryness
Sadly, vaginal dryness can be common for women experiencing the menopause, which means a woman can experience pain during sexual intercourse. As a result, a woman may easily lose her sex drive. Vaginal dryness occurs due to decreased estrogen levels, which causes the vaginal lining to become drier, thinner and less elastic. This can lead to vaginal itching or burning.
However, it is possible to recover your sex drive with the O-Shot, which is a state-of-the-art procedure designed to stimulate tissue rejuvenation. Dr David Ghozland can perform the procedure to boost your sex drive and eliminate pain during intercourse.
- Hormonal Changes
Your body will experience hormonal changes during menopause. Women may, therefore, notice significant mood swings, as well as memory lapses, a lack of concentration or even depression. As you may experience various emotions, it might be a good idea to discuss your feelings with a doctor to protect your emotional well-being.
While you might dread the day you experience menopause, it helps to know there are options available to help make the process easier to manage. Menopause is a natural part of life, therefore try to spot the signs so you can adapt to the changes in your body.