Common Menopause Symptoms
One distinctive feature or menopause symptom is the stopping of menstrual periods. Early menopause symptoms include irregular periods. However, it can be difficult to determine you have experienced your final period as they may become infrequent as you approach menopause.
Only 75% of menopausal women experience symptoms of menopause. There are three kinds of menopause symptoms. They are listed below:
1) Physical Menopause Symptoms
– Hot flushes on the face, neck and chest which last for a few minutes
– Feeling faint, weak or sick
– Night sweats
– Heart palpitations
– Difficulty sleeping
– Urge to urinate more often
– Discomfort during urination
2) Psychological Menopause Symptoms
– Mood swings
– Difficulty concentrating
3) Sexual Symptoms
– Dryness in the vagina which results in discomfort during sex
– Reduced sex drive or libido
While the signs of menopause may help you and your doctor identify when you are approaching menopause, they are easily mistaken for other conditions and are not particularly useful for pinpointing exactly when the menopause occurs. You may experience menopause symptoms, which may be intermittent, for several years, both before and after the time of your last period.
To deal with hot flushes, wear thin layers of clothing that you can easily remove and put back on again when your temperature fluctuates.
Here are four ways to bring relief for hot flashes and night sweats:
You may with to try these simple hot flashes remedies.
- Wear thin layers of clothing that you can easily remove and put back on again when your temperature fluctuates.
- Try to avoid hot, spicy foods, caffeinated drinks and alcohol, as these may bring on hot flushes and sweating.
- Carry tissues with you to wipe your face and body when you sweat.
- Try to choose cotton nightwear and bedclothes as they are cooler and more breathable than other fabrics.