These 27 Symptoms Show You’re Heading Towards Menopause

Menopause is the point in a female’s life when her monthly period stops and essentially the end of a woman’s reproductive years. Menopause is the point when a female no longer has menstrual periods for at least 12 months. It is a difficult transition for some females so let’s drive right into some common symptoms of menopause.

Some of the most common menopause symptoms are:

  • Irregular period
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Decreased libido

Besides these symptoms, some ladies also experience:

  • Joint pain
  • Sleep difficulty
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain

It’s very unlikely for every woman to experience each of these menopause symptoms, but these are the most common that are widely experienced. Besides the 9 common symptoms of menopause, let’s look deeper into the 18 uncommon symptoms of menopause.

  1. Bladder infections
  2. Digestion issues
  3. Thinning hair on head 
  4. New hair growth on body
  5. Change in body odor
  6. Dry mouth
  7. Burning tongue
  8. Painful gums
  9. Sore breasts
  10. Dry skin
  11. Acne
  12. Brain fog
  13. Dizziness
  14. Headaches
  15. Anxiety/ depression
  16. Fatigue
  17. Heart palpitations
  18. Bone density loss

These symptoms of menopause are a lot to digest, but there are women who have had such painful experiences with menopause. Once you know what is ahead, at least you are mentally prepared for it.

These examples below are considered to be the “less desirable” symptons of menopause:

Menopause comes with different issues for different women, but most complain of a few common symptoms that include hot flashes, vaginal dryness and weight gain. These symptoms  combined with other symptoms heighten frustration.

  1. Hot flashes

Hot flashes tend to keep women awake at night causing fatigue, brain fog that further increases the inability to focus. 

  1. Vaginal dryness

It causes the libido to dip making women feel less and less interested in sex.

  1. Weight gain

Dealing with sudden weight gain not only impacts women physically but changing appearance also disturbs women emotionally and mentally.

Holistic health experts advise women over 40 who are moving towards menopause to eat well, stay hydrated, get good sleep and exercise regularly. With so many potential symptoms of menopause, the intensity of which varies person to person, it is best advised to consult and keep an open dialog with your holistic health expert.

Menopause can make you feel bad

Menopause affects each individual differently, but it is sure to make each woman going through menopause pretty low at some point of time. It affects not only physically, but also emotionally and mentally disturbing the well-being of a woman. 

Hormonal mood swings, lack of sleep, fatigue all add up to the already existing anxiety. However, if you are a little prepared for what is to come ahead, you can swim through this anxious state. As Margaret Mead said, “There is no greater power in the world than the zest of a postmenopausal woman.”

How to know if you are going through menopause?

Changes in your period will be the biggest indicator that you are going through menopause. Perimenopause occurs months or even years before menopause depending on your hormone levels. If you’ve gone 12 months without your flow it is a sure sign you have gone into menopause. 

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